5 things to know about Juice Jam headliner Diplo
Courtesy of University Union
American DJ and producer Diplo is headlining Juice Jam 2017 on Sept. 10 at North Skytop Field, announced University Union. Here are five things to know before seeing him live:
He has a show on Viceland
James Van Der Beek plays Diplo in Viceland’s TV show “What Would Diplo Do?” He acts alongside DJ Dillon Francis and actor Bobby Lee. Van Der Beek deals with the behind-the-scenes life of the musician. The show’s first season started on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Diplo is one of the show’s producers.
Meaning behind the name
As a child growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, he was fascinated by dinosaurs. He chose the name “Diplo” because of the dinosaur Diplodocus.
Diplo is a minority owner of a United Soccer League team, Phoenix Rising FC. On Jan. 27, 2016, he purchased a share of the soccer club. He is also a supporter of the United States Men’s National team and Arsenal F.C.
Bernie Sanders is his boy
As part of the surprises of the 2016 presidential race, Diplo produced his song “Revolution” to be used in a Bernie Sanders advertisement.
Rihanna once told him his music sounds like a ‘reggae song in an airport’
Rumors floated around about a collaboration between Diplo and Rihanna. In an interview with GQ Style, the DJ revealed that Rihanna said the track he sent her sounded like a reggae song at an airport.
Published on August 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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