Diplo

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Legal name: Thomas Wesley Pentz

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Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is a Los Angeles-based American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia. He is also the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer. His 2013 EP "Revolution" debuted at #68 on the Billboard 200.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with helping expose him in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other notable pop artists, such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Lion, and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Florida Diplo 5 2
2006 Sound and Fury Diplo 5 1
2010 Chasing the Dragon Diplo 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 I Like Turtles Compilation Diplo 5 1
2008 Top Ranking Compilation Diplo & Santogold 5 1
2009 Decent Work for Decent Pay: Selected Works, Volume One Compilation Diplo 5 4
2010 Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep Compilation Diplo 5 1
2011 Mad Decent, Volume 1 Compilation Diplo 5 2

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 FabricLive 24: Diplo Compilation DJ-mix Diplo 5 2
2011 Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves Compilation DJ-mix Diplo 5 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Aeiou, Volume 2 Remix Diplo & Tripledouble 1
2011 Go (remixes) Remix Diplo & Oliver Twizt 5 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Hey Diplo & Laidback Luke 5 3
2010 Make You Pop Diplo & Don Diablo 5 1
2010 U Don’t Like Me Diplo & Lil Jon 5 1
2010 C'Mon (Catch 'em by Surprise) Diplo vs. Tiësto 5 4
2011 Pick Your Poison Diplo & Datsik feat. Kay 1
2011 Que Que Remixes Dillon Francis & Diplo feat. Maluca 5 1
2011 Go Diplo & Oliver Twizt 5 1
2012 Make You Pop Diplo & Don Diablo 5 1
2012 About That Life Diplo feat. Jahan Lennon 1
2013 Keep It Gully Diplo & Swick 1
2013 P.O.V. 2.0 The Partysquad & The Death Set feat. Diplo 1
2013 XXX 88 feat. Diplo 3
2013 Boy Oh Boy Diplo & GTA 1
2014 Revolution (Remixes) Diplo Feat. Faustix & Imanos And Kai 1
2014 Freak Steve Aoki, Diplo & Deorro 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2013 Elastic Heart Soundtrack Sia feat. The Weeknd & Diplo 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Diplo Rhythm Diplo 5 2
2007 Live Session EP Diplo 5 1
2008 Blow Your Head EP Diplo 5 2
2009 Epistemology Suite Diplo 5 1
2012 Express Yourself Diplo 4.5 4
2013 Earthquake DJ Fresh, Diplo feat. Dominique Young Unique 1
2013 Revolution Diplo 5 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Pick Your Poison Remixes Remix Diplo & Datsik 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Favela on Blast: Rio Baile Funk 04 Compilation Diplo 5 1
2011 Mad Legit Compilation Diplo 5 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Live From The Guggenheim In NYC, 01-06-2006 Live Diplo & $mall ¢hange 1

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