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Influential DJ Diplo high up on the crest of electronic dance music

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 25

    Diplo performs during the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. Since the last time he performed in Honolulu, his social media output has reached millions.

The first time electric dance music producer, DJ and songwriter Wesley Pentz — stage name Diplo — played in Honolulu in 2009, Diplo wasn’t quite a brand yet, but he was at the outset of what has become a perpetual world tour, jetting from all-night “baile funk favela” parties in Rio de Janeiro to house parties in Los Angeles to casino club ragers in Las Vegas, alighting on club scenes everywhere in between. Read more

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