Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday August 14th 2018


@Diplo – Random Ass White Dude Be Everywhere

By Sarah McCartan

What would a music festival be without dancing? Good thing we don’t have to find out. Just when you started to get slightly anxious that you might run short of opportunities to shake your stuff at this year’s DeLuna Fest, it was announced that Diplo is coming back! Get ready for your legs to feel like jelly from dancing in the sand and brace yourself to kick it with Diplo as he brings his progressive beats back to the shore for a late night set.

“Random ass white dude be everywhere, founder of smoothie wolf, feeding the streets since 1885.” While his Twitter bio paints a pretty good picture, here are five more things you should know about Diplo.

He really is everywhere. The random ass white dude behind the musical movement—Wesley Pentz—is a Mississippi born, Florida raised, schoolteacher turned producer, rapper, songwriter and cutting-edge D.J. He is widely known for teaming up with acts such as M.I.A. and producing superstar divas including Missy Elliot. One certainly can’t overlook his dancehall project Major Lazer or his remixes—from Beck to Britney Spears.

He encourages you to #expressyourself. It’s the name of his latest EP that even draws in the New Orleans bounce music influence. It’s also all over twitter in the form of hashtags. Speaking of twitter, everyone has their favorite celebrities to follow and Diplo is right up there having raked in well over half a million followers. That’s right. He has been officially voted as a “must follow artist.” Follow @Diplo as he takes you jet-setting around the world, to the party and into the chaos of the after-party.

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