Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. The three-time Grammy-winning artist is as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer. In 2005, Diplo founded label/culture lab Mad Decent to lend his globally-recognized voice to the sounds he encounters traveling the world. Mad Decent has gone on to release music from a dynamic range of artists that include Santigold, Omar Souleyman, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, Baauer and more.
Diplo exercises his collaborative spirit with his numerous musical projects. With the formation of two new groups, Diplo continues his streak as a global hitmaker – LSD and Silk City. His other ventures include Major Lazer, Jack Ü, and his own moniker, Diplo. Diplo founded his first global dancehall group Major Lazer in 2008 to great critical acclaim. Their 2015 smash hit, “Lean On” with DJ Snake and MØ, became the most streamed song on Spotify of all time and hit more than 1 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the Top 10 most watched music videos ever.
As one of pop’s most in-demand producers, Diplo has worked with artists such as Beyoncé — producing two songs on the Grammy-nominated Lemonade, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Wale, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, 2 Chainz, Quavo, Travis Scott, Travis Porter, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Azealia Banks, Die Antwoord, Camila Cabello, Sean Paul, Robyn, AlunaGeorge and many more. His last EP, California, served as Diplo’s first body of work as a solo artist in more than five years, and the latest entry into a catalog that continues to defy genre and convention.