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Thomas Wesley Pentz, known to most by his stage name Diplo, went from teaching kids in Philadelphia to becoming one of the most well known DJs and music producers of the last 5 years. His work with M.I.A in his early career skyrocketed him to fame and since then his own label Mad Decent has worked on well-loved electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer and had worldwide success with Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’. Recently Diplo has teamed up with Skrillex to create the duo named Jack Ü and it’s debut release, ‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, featuring tracks with 2 Chainz, Kiesza, Justin Bieber, AlunaGeorge, and Missy Elliot. Diplo’s career was founded in Miami Bass and his projects since then have showed the evolutionary way in which music can progress; he is a huge part of Electronic Dance Music in every way, shape, and form.

networth_

$15 Million

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releases_

  • Sound and Fury (2002)
  • Florida (2004)
  • Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do (2009) (as Major Lazer)
  • Express Yourself (2012)
  • Free the Universe (2013) (as Major Lazer)
  • Random White Dude Be Everywhere (2014)
  • Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü (2015) (with Skrillex as Jack Ü)
  • Peace Is the Mission (2015) (as Major Lazer)

affiliation_

  • RJD2
  • Egon
  • Richard Russell
  • Tony Larson
  • Knox Robinson
  • M.I.A
  • Major Lazer
  • Jack U
  • Skrillex
  • Dominique Young Unique

influences_

  • Stretch
  • Low Budget
  • Count Bass D
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch
  • DJ Shadow
  • David Axelrod
  • DJ Premier
  • Blaqstarr
  • Blowfly
  • DJ Khaled
  • A-Trak

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  • Apogee Quartet Audio Interface
  • Apogee Ensemble FireWire Audio Interface
  • Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplfier
  • M-Audio Keystation 61es Midi Controller
  • M-Audio 02 USB MINI Controller
  • Avalon VT-747SP
  • Akai S20
  • E-mu SP-1200
  • Rane SL3 for Serato Scratch Live
  • Universal Audio Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder
  • NAtive Instruments KOMPLETE 9 Software Bundle
  • Universal Audio Ampex ATR=102 Mastering Tape Recorder
  • Universal Audio Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler Plugin
  • Universal Audio Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay Plugin
  • Universal Audio FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor Plugin
  • Universal Audio 1176 Classic Limiter Plugin Collection
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