KARACHI: If Major Lazer’s Lean On and Justin Bieber’s Where Are You Now are on the top of your playlists, then this news will definitely make your day!
American DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz, also known as Diplo, is all set to take Pakistan by storm and what makes it even bigger is that he will be collaborating with homegrown talents, rapper-producer Adil Omar and electronic music producer Talal Qureshi.
The three-time Grammy nominee took to Twitter to announce the big news and we just couldn’t contain our excitement.
Talking to The Express Tribune, the dynamic duo’s representative confirmed the news saying, “Diplo will indeed be coming to Pakistan in February along with Elliphant. All four of them will be doing a show together and also work on other content.”
The king of electronic dancehall music (EDM) needs no introduction as he has worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars among many other bigwigs.
Diplo has also co-produced several tracks on Madonna’s 2015 album Rebel Heart and also collaborated with Skrillex to create the duo Jack Ü.
Above all, he is the co-creator and lead member of Major Lazer who have released their third album, Peace Is the Mission, featuring collaborations with Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding among others, last year.
Meanwhile, Adil and Talal received rave reviews for their last track Nighat & Paras.
The duo also performed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival for the first time and released a five-track EP called Saturday Night Killing Machine, last year.
Diplo will be accompanied by Swedish rapper Elliphant.
The performance would be the first show in Pakistan to be headlined by such a major artist, and could hopefully be a catalyst for more artists to tour the country.