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Diplo Discusses The Development of His Sound and Advice To New Artists

During his interview with GRAMMY Pro, Diplo discussed his sound and the future of dance music with journalist Dan DeLuca. The Mad Decent label head discussed his early days as a music producer, the decline of EDM and how he can keep his music popular throughout multiple seasons.

When asked about EDM, Diplo said that “Some of these [artists] are great that are part of [dance music] and make great music but for the most part you already see that it’s in decline. . . . There hasn’t been a dance song on the radio except Calvin Harris and Rihanna this whole year. I think people have moved on. They’ve moved on to hip-hop again . . .”

Diplo also said that artists should always be for themselves first. “Do what you want to do.”

Watch his entire interview below:

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