E128: Diplo: College Dropout To World's Most Iconic DJ

E128: Diplo: College Dropout To World's Most Iconic DJ

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Thursday, 24 March

Diplo is a DJ and music producer, who as well as being one of the biggest solo DJs in the world, is one half of Major Lazer and Silk City. His new album ‘Diplo’ is out now.

But when Diplo was growing up in the deep American south, the music world seemed a million miles away. A journey to expand his horizons and connect with new types of people and music would take him to Brazil, Japan, Jamaica and many, many more places.

DJs like Diplo are in the business of creating unforgettable moments and experiences for their audience, but what is it like to live those moments nearly every day, every time in a new city, every time in a new way?


Your early years What drove you to follow your passion? Faking being a DJ How travel and culture shaped your music How do you anticipate a hit record? Whats been the cost of your obsession? Your journey with mental health Your family How do you handle the highs and lows? Your new album Balancing relationships and being on the road Our last guest question




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