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Diplo denies claim that he threatened to distribute revenge porn
A Los Angeles woman claimed that the producer was trying to intimidate her into not sharing ‘disgusting details’ about him

Laura Snapes

18, Nov, 2020 @10:27 AM

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J Balvin: Colores review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The Colombian returns with an album full of clever production touches and choruses that dig into your brain, but the music doesn’t really stand out

Alexis Petridis

19, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Field Day review – Skepta and Jorja Smith impress in London's edgelands
The sound isn’t always up to standard in Field Day’s new Tottenham home, but Diplo, Deerhunter and Death Grips are among those who transcend it

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jun, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: FKA twigs, Bruce Springsteen, Stormzy
Twigs deals with rejection, the Boss does what he does, and the Glasto headliner resists the urge to ‘go stadium’

Sam Wolfson

03, May, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Grammys' female producers scheme backed by Pharrell and Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber among 200 industry figures to support proposal that at least two women are considered for every technical job

Laura Snapes

01, Feb, 2019 @5:46 PM

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Reclining album sales? Why pop stars are making sofas not songs
From Louise Redknapp’s footstools to Kylie’s Atmosphere Duvet, an increasing number of musicians are turning to home furnishings

Michael Cragg

02, Nov, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Cod complex: why Boy George is one of ‘inauthentic’ reggae’s all-time greats
With a new Culture Club album out, is it time to reappraise music’s most chastised genre?

Gavin Haynes

26, Oct, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Why Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principle is pop’s most influential video
If Dua Lipa and Silk City’s video for Electricity feels familiar that’s because Janet did it first In 1986. Here’s how the video changed the pop landscape

Leonie Cooper

05, Oct, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Calvin Harris v Diplo: which is the best superstar DJ?
They’ve both got fake names, famous friends, Dua Lipa collabs and chart-conquering hits. So how to separate them? Why, by pitting them against each other in a (metaphorical) battle to the death

Joel Golby

25, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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‘The first cut I saw, I puked’: the story of MIA’s turbulent new documentary
From footage of a fragmented immigrant upbringing to arguing with Elastica and upstaging Madonna, director Steve Loveridge and MIA discuss 2018’s most illuminating pop doc

Steve Rose

14, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Diplo: 'Being a white American, you have zero cultural capital'
The US DJ-turned-pop star is dogged by cries of cultural appropriation, but whether on his own or with Major Lazer, he’s on a permanent global quest to start trends – ‘or mess them up’

Kate Hutchinson

22, Mar, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and … Shania Twain? Here are the most influential artists in music today
To mark Bon Iver’s reissue of his super-influential debut, Guardian music writers make the case for the musicians they think have had the biggest sway on music right now

Yomi Adegoke, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Harriet Gibsone, Michael Hann, Kate Hutchinson, Alex Macpherson, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson, Luke Turner

01, Mar, 2018 @6:17 PM

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