6 Questions With Diplo
March 01, 2011 | by BY JOSE ORTIZ | Talk of the Town
A childhood friend nicknamed him after the dinosaur (Diplodocus), and a star was born. Diplo was raised in Plantation by parents who listened to Christian music and planted the seed for a career full of hits and hope; his carefree lifestyle and confidence are by-products of hard work, talent and a knack for not taking himself so seriously. He’s collaborated with artists such as M.I.A. (whom he also dated) and will perform in Miami at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on March 12.
First song you remember loving: “Physical Attraction” by Madonna
Favorite albums: The Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks
On your iPod: Die Antwoord, James Blake, Borgore
Dream collaborator: Cat Power
No one would expect: I was a shrimpboat fisherman.
Favorite Miami hangout: The Standard Spa
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.