For today’s Eye Want Candy feature, we take a look into the crazier and funkier side of music — DJ Diplo is in the house!
Who is this ‘DJ Diplo’?
Born on November 10, 1978 in Mississippi, Thomas Wesley Pentz (or more commonly known as DJ Diplo or Diplo) is an American DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter.
Whilst gaining attention as a DJ as early as 1997, Diplo’s career skyrocketed in 2004 when British musician M.I.A had approached and expressed an interest to working together with him. Later, he and fellow producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project titled as Major Lazer. Since then, the rest, as they say, is DJ history.
In order to shed more light on this talented individual, here are 5 fun facts you should know about DJ Diplo.
5. His Music is Everywhere, You Just Didn’t Know It!
Apart from his big hits you hear through Major Lazer and M.I.A, this dude is also responsible for producing big hits such as:
- ‘Run The World’ by Beyonce
- ‘Climax by Usher
- ‘Lies’ by Marina and the Diamonds
- ‘Passenger’ by Britney Spears (co-produced alongside Katy Perry)
What can we say, the man is truly a music guru in more ways than one!
4. He Enjoys Breaking Bad And Game of Thrones!
Apparently, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones are apparently Diplo’s favorite shows on television!
With the little time he has for TV, we’ve got to say that he certainly has great taste. Now sir, if you’d like some coach potato buddies for a TV show marathon, know that your fans would be glad to assist
3. He Has A Knack For Image Manipulation.
In regards to the image above, the one where Diplo is sitting on the iconic Iron Throne, we kind of realize that the man has an interesting love affair with photo manipulation. To prove a point, we scoured these images from Diplo’s official Instagram account:
Don’t worry, we’re kind of confused and amused about this too.
2. He Likes Dinosaurs.
This handsome man has a soft spot for Earth’s prehistoric tenants! In fact, the name “Diplo” came from this fascination of his – the Diplodocus to be exact. This also explains the simple outlined dino tattoo he has on his right arm.
1. He Has A Thing With Katy Perry!
In case you haven’t noticed, Diplo has been on the news lately due to a certain pretty little miss who’s known for tunes such as ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Roar.’ Yes, Diplo is supposedly seeing Katy Perry.
It is said that the two started it off at Coachella. According to a witness: “Katy and Diplo hooked up at Coachella. They were together behind the main stage, where she had a tour bus or trailer, and a group of her friends were hanging out. It was very obvious that Katy and Diplo were together. They seemed inseparable and at one point they were seen getting onto her bus together.”
While we’re not entirely sure how legit this news is, or how far their relationship has grown, we just wish the best for both of these music maestros.
What you’ll need to make your man look like DJ Diplo.
Formal: Well fit two-piece suit, tie, leather shoes and vest
Casual attire: Simple t-shirts, plain or checkered button-up tops, skinny jeans/pants, hoodies.
Accessories: Headphones, watch, some tattoos and there, love for dinosaurs, and the ability to create music.