128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between
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Known internationally as a curator and influencer amongst the world’s top DJs, producers, and artists, Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is at the nexus of music, fashion, and cultural trends. His record label Mad Decent has helped bring Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other unknown music to clubs around the world, while his work as a producer has brought a unique sound to hits like M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” and Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls).”
128 Beats Per Minute follows Diplo on this fantastic journey, from his involvement with dub reggae in Jamaica to the electro/techno underground in Tel Aviv. Each chapter chronicles his tastes and travels, complete with tweets and playlists, as documented by photographer Shane McCauley. 128 Beats Per Minute provides unique access to the hottest scenes shaping music’s landscape today.
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think it might be: It's dangerous. thrilling, wild, and unpredictable. Toy Selectah is one of my good friends from there. He introduced me to Calle 13 and other giants in the Latin music scene. Toy was in Control Machete. an enormous hip-hop group from Mexico that brought the culture to Latin America. and his A&R work was instrumental in bringing reggaeton to America. Mexico is like Israel in that there's a sense of risk on every trip out. The shows in Mexico go off. It's not like in the US
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