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Diplo Eyes World Twerking Record

August 27th, 2013 2:32pm EDT
Music producer Diplo is aiming to set a new world record with a mass 'twerking' dance-off.

The beatmaker is hoping to attract thousands of women to New York to show off their sexy butt-shaking moves this weekend.

He aims to claim a world record for the most people twerking in the same place during his Twerk Wall event at the Big Apple's Electric Zoo festival, according to Pitchfork.com.

Diplo - real name Thomas Pentz - has posted a video on Instagram.com appealing for "butts around the world" to join the event, adding, "Ladies we gotta pick u (you) ahead of time for Ezoo ok? If u (you) w...

Riff Raff warns website over naked pictures

August 26th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Aspiring rapper Riff Raff has set his lawyers on bosses of a website after they reportedly published nude photos of the star online.

Attorneys for the former reality TV star, who is signed to producer Diplo's Mad Decent record label, have fired off a cease and desist letter to the team behind TheDirty.com over claims they have pictures of him posing naked on a bed.

Riff Raff's legal team is threatening to sue if the pictures are not removed, according to TMZ.com.

Diplo clarifies Beyonce album comments

July 15th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Producer Diplo has clarified comments he made last week (ends12Jul13) suggesting Beyonce has scrapped a whole album of new material, insisting he was only referring to one track.

The beatmaker revealed he had been working with the R&B superstar on songs for her next release and appeared to allege she was starting from scratch after reaching out to him for more tunes.

He told Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I just did two songs for her new album, well, I tried. I think she scrapped the record. The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas."

His comm...

Bjork Blames Sexism For 'Vespertine' Allegations

September 3rd, 2008 3:10pm EDT
Singer Bjork has slammed long-standing reports alleging instrumentals for her 2001 album Vespertine were written by engineer Valgeir Sigurosson, insisting she composed them herself.

The Icelandic pop star blasted the claims in an open letter to local music paper Reykjavik Grapevine, after her album was referenced in an interview with hip-hop/electronica DJ B Ruff.

In the article, the DJ talked about "Bjork's voice mingling with Valgeir Sigurosson's instrumentals" - and the comments riled the star so much, she felt compelled to write in and set the record straight. And Bjork reca...

Spring Cleaning: Replacing Old Music With New

March 10th, 2008 2:57pm EDT
M.I.A. Santogold

M.I.A. without a doubt put out one of the best albums (Kala) of 2007! An amazing mix of jungle dance and 80s new wave, it was unprecedented! With all that being said, it's time to put your "Paper Planes" down and make some room for the next female MC to change your world. Santogold has already gotten the seal of authenticity from pioneers like MIA, Spank Rock, Diplo. Brooklyn breed but world influenced she is making a name from her self on the Nu Rave scene. You can catch her live at festivals all summer long starting at SXSW as part of the Fader showcase. Stand out track...

Justice To Headline Spring MySpace Music Tour

January 11th, 2008 10:24am EST
MySpace, the world's most popular social network, today announced the Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour, featuring the Grammy-nominated French electronic duo Justice with support from Diplo, DJ Mehdi, Chromeo, Busy P and Fancy on select dates.

The second in a series of MySpace produced and branded concert events slated for each fall and spring, the Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour, produced by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, will kick off March 3rd in Austin, TX, and finish on March 31st in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public January 9 – 12 at...

The Decemberists' 'The Long And Short Of It' Tour Kicks Off October 28

August 26th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Decemberists are known for their riveting live performances and innovative tours (their last featured the band playing with orchestras in five major U.S. cities). With their latest jaunt – dubbed "The Long and Short of It" and launching October 28th in Chicago – they'll hit 13 cities, playing at least two nights in each market. "Long" evenings will focus on the band's epic, progressive compositions. "Short" nights (while no shorter in set length, we promise) will highlight their more succinct, pop-leaning material. Laura Veirs, who guests on The Decemberists' current album, The Crane Wi...

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