Diplo has been named dance artist of the year in Billboard’s annual power list of musicians and music execs. After resounding success with Jack Ü and his other project Major Lazer, it’s no surprise that this kingpin of EDM has made it to the top of the list. Along with the list, Billboard also did a feature on Diplo that sheds a lot of light into his past, his current ambitions, and also interestingly enough his feelings about the EDM scene as a whole. In the interview Diplo says:
“The DJ world is the corniest f–ing group of people,” he says, shaking his head. “We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.”
Spoken like a blunt businessman. Whether or not you agree with Diplo the man clearly seems to know his way up the ladder and apparently has no intention to stop playing the game. Check out the full list here.
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