Nervo are an Australian DJ duo comprising twin sisters Olivia and Miriam Nervo. After signing with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at 18 years of age, the sisters pursued careers as songwriting partners and in 2008 they signed with Fredrik Olsson and his Swedish music publishing company Razor Boy Music Publishing, which led to co-writing the Grammy Award-winning single, "When Love Takes Over", performed by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. Nervo have been described as the world's highest paid women DJs. In Melbourne on the night of 17–18 February 1982, the Nervo twins were born, first Olivia on the 17th Miriam on the 18th, their parents were Dr. Flaviana Benedetti and Dr. Garry Nervo who had established a dental practice together in 1975 in Whittlesea, Australia, north of Melbourne; the Italian-heritage family included younger brother Morris Nervo. Around 1992 the family moved to Victoria; the twins studied at Genazzano FCJ College, a girls school in Kew, where they participated in rowing and swimming, but were involved in music.
They completed Year 12 and graduated in 1999. The twins began their careers as models with the Australian Chadwick Models Agency; when the sisters were sixteen, a modeling agency took an interest in the pair, but Liv Nervo stated in April 2012 that music "was always the focus" for them. The sisters were accepted into the Opera Australia Academy, but decided to pursue a music career instead. A contract was signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the duo subsequently embarked on a songwriting career. Initial recognition for the pair occurred following the single, "Negotiate with Love", written for British pop singer, Rachel Stevens, which reached tenth position in the United Kingdom music charts in 2005. In 2005, the duo released the single "Boobjob" which received substantial airplay in their native Australia; the duo went on to write for Kesha, Richard Grey, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ashley Tisdale and the Pussycat Dolls. When their publishing deal was set to expire they considered dropping their songwriting career due to a dissatisfaction with the modest level of success they had experienced while with the major publisher.
Instead they were persuaded to give it another chance by signing with Fredrik Olsson and his Swedish music publishing company Razor Boy Music Publishing in 2008. The move reaped quick rewards when the new publisher arranged a writing session with Kelly Rowland through Universal A&R Max Gousse; the group co-wrote Guetta and Rowland's number one dance hit, "When Love Takes Over" which went on to win a Grammy Award, in addition to reaching the top position on numerous charts around the world. The song was ranked the No. 1 dance pop collaboration of all time by Billboard. In March 2010, Nervo announced a worldwide recording deal with Virgin Records/EMI Music, which included a joint venture to release new artists that Nervo discover and produce, they served as ambassadors at the L'Oreal Fashion Festival. A month Nervo released their club single "This Kind of Love" through their independent UK-based dance record label, Loaded Records, it went number one on the world club charts, number two on the Music Week club charts and number six on the Music Week pop charts.
In June 2010, Allison Iraheta co-written by Nervo. The twins worked on records for Kylie Minogue's eleventh Aphrodite, Britney Spears, Cheryl Cole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Armin Van Buuren and for Kelly Rowland's self-titled, third studio album, they released the single "Irresistible" on Positiva/Armada, which reached number one on the UK Club Chart. In July, after DJing at Belgium's Tomorrowland, they wrote a track with Afrojack, "The Way We See The World" and followed this with "We're All No One" featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki which reached number 27 on the UK Dance charts. In August, Nervo signed with Wilhelmina Models, they were featured in Pacha magazine. They wrote the track "Night of Your Life" performed by Jennifer Hudson on David Guetta's new album Nothing but the Beat, they wrote, vocally produced and arranged Agnes Carlsson's single, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". The group wrote Nicole Scherzinger's single "Try With Me". In 2011, the sisters began hosting a monthly show on Sirius Radio called "Nervonation".
The single "You're Gonna Love Again" was leaked in 2011 and reached the No. 1 position on the Hype Machine chart. It was released in 2012. Nervo began their 2013 music production schedule with "Like Home", with Nicky Romero, followed by the Nervo single "Hold On", released to iTunes on 9 April; the music video for "Hold On" was released on 19 April and uploaded to their VEVO channel on YouTube. In June 2013, Nervo were featured on the cover of Spanish magazine S Moda and a feature article that included further posed photographs was published on the magazine's website in May. In July 2013 Nervo wrote Daichi Miura's single "GO FOR IT". In November they worked on records for Daichi Miura's fourth "The Entertainer", which reached No. 5 on the Japan chart. On 24 February 2015, the twins released a new single titled "It Feels." In March, they collaborated with Kreayshawn and Alisa Ueno for "Hey Ricky". Both "Hey Ricky" and "It Feels" appear on their forthcoming debut artist album Collateral, set for release on 24 July 2015.
From Collateral, was "The Other Boys" featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers, was a remix single, released on 23 October 2015. In 2016, the Nervo song "People Grinnin'" served as the foundation for a video produced by eight universities led by the University of South Wales; the video was part of an Australian campaign to att
Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name Kshmr, is an American musician, record producer and DJ from Berkeley, California. He was ranked at 23rd on DJ Mag's 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded "The Highest New Entry", his place elevated to 12th in the Top 100 DJs of 2016 and kept the same spot in 2017. In July 2017, he launched his own label, "Dharma Worldwide". Hollowell-Dhar was born in California, his father emigrated from India. He got his stage name from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir referred to as "paradise on earth", his singles "Jammu" and "Kashmir" derive their names from the states. He was a part of the hip-hop production duo, The Cataracs with David Singer-Vine, releasing hits such as. Hollowell-Dhar has been producing electronic music under his current alias following Singer-Vine's departure from the duo in 2014. In 2015 Hollowell-Dhar was ranked number 23 on DJ magazine's Top 100 DJ's of the year, earned himself the award for highest new entry of the year. In 2016 he performed at Coachella.
His position in the DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ's of 2016 increased by 11 to be placed at 12th and he claimed an award for the Highest Live Act. Hollowell-Dhar uses Ableton Live 9. With the Cataracs he used Propellerhead Reason. In 2014, Hollowell-Dhar started making electro house music under the alias of KSHMR. Under this name, he charted on Beatport. Hollowell-Dhar's collaborations notably include Firebeatz, R3hab, Tiësto, Bassjackers Hardwell, Timmy Trumpet and DallasK. Hollowell-Dhar released his first single "Megalodon" on 24 February 2014 on Spinnin' Records. A KSHMR and R3hab collaboration resulted in the single "Karate" that charted in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart in March 2015. Most of Hollowell-Dhar's songs are released under Spinnin' Records. Hollowell-Dhar started raising attention when his single "Burn", a collaboration with DallasK, debuted reached the Top 40 chart on Beatport eventually reached No. 1. The song has been released through 3 labels: Revealed Recordings, Spinnin' Records, Ultra Records.
Hollowell-Dhar revealed himself at Ultra Music Festival 2015 and was introduced by Tiësto himself. His song, "Secrets", a collaboration with Tiësto and Vassy was a huge EDM hit, streaming through buzz charts, reaching the top of the Beatport Chart. Hollowell-Dhar had a number of other Beatport hits, such as "No Heroes", "Burn", "Secrets", "Dead Mans Hand", "Kashmir", "Dogs", "Karate", "It Feels" and "Jammu"; the logo, his artist name and some tracks like "Delhi", "Jammu", "Kashmir", "Bazaar", "Dharma" and his "Paradesi EP" are based on Indian Culture, inspired by his Kashmiri ethnic descent. In June 2015, Hollowell-Dhar announced he would host with Spinnin' Records a remix contest for his track "Jammu" – the first prize being a collaboration with Hollowell-Dhar on a new track; the contest was held on Spinnin Records' Talent Pool platform and the first place went to KYFRA, who won the collaboration with Hollowell-Dhar. In July 2015, Hollowell-Dhar released his anticipated debut sound pack with Splice Sounds.
After the contest, Hollowell-Dhar announced his first live performance, at the Fonda Theater, Los Angeles. The show took place on 19 September 2015, he released "The Lion Across The Field EP" on his first album. He ghost produced'Tsunami' by DVBBS & Borgeous, as well as'Stampede' by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. DVBBS & Borgeous. On 23 July 2016, he performed his first set on the mainstage. On 5 September 2016, he collaborated with Tigerlily to release his new single, "Invisible Children". Hollowell-Dhar said "The project was a great start. I added my ideas and it came together pretty quickly; the name comes from a term referring to slum kids in India and places around the world where poverty is so rampant that people begin to stop noticing". Two weeks he was awarded "Best Live Act" category on DJ Mag 2016, his place elevated from 23rd to 12th in DJ Mag's 2016 Top 100 DJs list. On 24 October 2016, he collaborated with Bassjackers to release their single "Extreme" featuring Sidnie Tipton via Spinnin' Records.
In an emailed statement, Bassjackers said "Besides a musical connection, we developed a friendship outside of music. We think that friendship contributes to what makes this song so special". In October 2016, he released his new song with Will Sparks titled "Voices" as a free download on Spinnin' Premium. In March 2017, KSHMR released "Back To Me" with Crossnaders featuring Micky Blue, he performed at Ultra Music Festival on March 24, 2017, with Timmy Trumpet and played with live musicians throughout the whole set for the first time in his career, as he wrote: On 16 June 2017, "Harder", a collaboration between KSHMR and Tiësto was released via Spinnin' Records. The first song released via KSHMR's label, Dharma WorldWide, was "Festival of Lights", a collaboration with Maurice West. "Festival of Lights" is based on Indian culture. Within a week, KSHMR released "Kolkata" on 28 July 2017, a collaboration with JDG and Mariana BO on Dharma WorldWide, he played at the Mainstage of Tomorrowland 2017 July 29, a day after releasing "Kolkata".
"Divination", a collaboration between KSHMR and Dutch duo No Mondays was released on 4 August 2017. "The Serpent" was released on the same day as a collaboration between Snails and KSHMR. On 22 Sept, 2017 KSHMR launched "Power" with Hardwell on Spinnin' Records. KSHMR collaborated with Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam for track "Underwater", released on 13 October 2017 on his label Dharma Worldwide. On 1 December 2017, KSHMR release
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc. the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953, but expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of genres, including pop, R&B, hip hop. Epic Records has released music by artists including Glenn Miller, Tammy Wynette, George Michael, The Yardbirds, Shakin Stevens, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ted Nugent, Sly & the Family Stone, The Hollies, Celine Dion, ABBA, Culture Club, Dave Clark Five, Gloria Estefan, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson. Along with Arista, Columbia and RCA Records, Epic is one of Sony Music Entertainment's four flagship record labels. Artists who have signed to Epic Records include French Montana, Fiona Apple, Sara Bareilles, Jennifer Lopez, Keyshia Cole, Hardwell, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Hudson, Zara Larsson, Mariah Carey, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Camila Cabello, Swizz Beatz and Louis Tomlinson.
Epic Records was launched in 1953 by the Columbia Records unit of CBS for the purpose of marketing jazz and classical music that did not fit the theme of its more mainstream Columbia Records label. Initial classical music releases were from Philips Records which distributed Columbia product in Europe. Pop talent on co-owned Okeh Records were transferred to Epic which made Okeh a rhythm and blues label. Epic's bright-yellow and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases; this has included such notables as the Berlin Philharmonic, Charles Rosen, the Juilliard String Quartet, Antal Doráti conducting the Hague Philharmonic and George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. By 1960, Epic became better known for its signing of newer, fledgling acts. By the end of the 1960s, Epic earned its first gold records and had evolved into a formidable hit-making force in rock and roll, R&B and country music. Among its many acts, it included Roy Hamilton, Bobby Vinton, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Tammy Wynette, The Yardbirds, July, Helen Shapiro and Jeff Beck.
Several of the British artists on the Epic roster during the 1960s were the result of CBS's Epic/Okeh units' international distribution deal with EMI. Epic was involved in a notable "trade" of artists. Graham Nash was signed to Epic because of his membership in The Hollies; when the newly formed Crosby, Stills & Nash wanted to sign with Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegün worked out a deal with Clive Davis whereby Richie Furay's new band Poco would sign with Epic. Epic's commercial success continued to grow in the 1970s with releases from ABBA in the UK, Cheap Trick, The Clash, Charlie Daniels, Heart, The Isley Brothers, The Jacksons, George Jones, Meat Loaf, Johnny Nash, Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Minnie Riperton, Charlie Rich, Sly & the Family Stone, Steve Vai, Edgar Winter. Contributing to the label's success was its distribution of Philadelphia International Records, which produced additional hit records by acts such as The Three Degrees and McFadden and Whitehead. During the 1960s, Epic oversaw the smaller subsidiary CBS labels including Okeh Records and Date Records.
In 1968, Epic recordings began being distributed in the UK by CBS after the distribution deal with EMI expired that year. Sony Corporation bought CBS Records in 1987, the company was renamed Sony Music in 1991, it began splitting European operations into two separate labels and Columbia, in 1992, in 1997, Sony Music Australia and New Zealand followed suit. In 2004, Sony merged with music distributor BMG, bringing Arista Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Records, Zomba Group of Companies to one parent company known as Sony BMG Music Entertainment. In 2008, Sony bought out BMG for $1.2 billion, bringing all affiliated labels together as Sony Music Entertainment International, SMEI. The merger was approved by the European Union in 2009. Epic's 1980s and 1990s mainstream success were fueled by its signing and releasing of albums by notable acts such as Michael Jackson, Culture Club, the Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan and George Michael, Adam Ant, Living Colour, Dead or Alive, Cyndi Lauper, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Luther Vandross, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rage Against the Machine, Céline Dion, Oasis among others.
One of the label's greatest financial payoffs came via the release of Thriller, the 1982 album by Michael Jackson, which went on to achieve 51–65 million in worldwide sales, becoming the biggest selling album in history. Epic Soundtrax was founded in 1992, it was central to Epic's 1990s success, with 11 releases cumulatively selling more than 40 million records over a three-year period. Notable releases included soundtrack albums for Honeymoon in Vegas, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and Judgement Night. In July 2011, L. A. Reid became the CEO of Epic Records, signing artists such as TLC, Toni Braxton, Cher Lloyd, Avril Lavigne, Future, Yo Gotti, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled and Travis Scott. Epic signed the winners of The X Factor during the seasons that Reid appeared on the show. In 2013, Sylvia Rhone, former president of Universal Motown, launched the imprint Vested In Culture through Epic Records. A year she was named president of the label. In November 2014, Mosley Music Group created
Bassjackers is a Dutch electronic music production and DJ duo consisting of Marlon Flohr & Ralph van Hilst. Flohr is the more outspoken member of the duo whereas Van Hilst takes care of "behind-the-scenes" production; the pair's electro house tracks, including "Savior", "Crackin" and "Wave Your Hands", reached the Beatport top 100. They are best known for their 2013 the single, "Crackin", they rank at 35th on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs of 2017. Bassjackers have released their tracks on labels Spinnin' Records, Revealed Recordings and Smash The House. Flohr and Van Hilst were friends in high school, where they formed Bassjackers in 2007; the duo began performing together, with Flohr as the showman and Van Hilst more involved in "behind-the-scenes" production. In 2011, the single "Mush Mush" appeared on Beatport; the track was more successful than their earlier singles and reached the top 10 of the Beatport charts for a period of over two months. It was played by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and the Swedish House Mafia in their sets.
In 2012 the duo began to tour the United States. Their first large concert appearance was at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. At the EDC Vegas they played their track "Mush Mush", as well as their next planned single "Hey", a collaboration with the Dutch DJ duo Showtek; the release was postponed and the publication of their Angger Dimas collaboration went on. The single "RIA" was published in March through Sander van Doorn's label Doorn Records. A few months in August, they released together with Yves V the single "Bronx" through Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's label Smash the House; the duo made the song "Let's Get Weird" available for free download. Their collaboration with DJ and producer Dyro was their first release in 2013; the single was released in February under the title "Grid". It followed the track "Duckface", a collaboration with Kenneth G. On July 15, 2013 they published "Raise Those Hands" together with R3hab through Calvin Harris' label Fly Eye Records; the duo's performance of "Raise Those Hands" with R3hab at the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas was included in the official music video.
It was followed in July by their first appearance at the largest EDM festival, Tomorrowland, in Belgium. Their next single was a collaboration with Gregori. In the fall of 2013, they started working in the studio with Martin Garrix who just released his breakthrough hit, "Animals"; the single "Gamer", their first collaboration, was released on November 4, 2013 through Spinnin' Records. On January 20, 2014, the next collaboration titled "Crackin" followed; this single soon became their most successful track. Crackin' appeared in two variations, firstly in a Bassjackers version and in a Martin Garrix remix version; the Bassjackers version was provided for free download while Garrix's version came in second of the Beatport charts as actual single version for a long time and thus represents the first peak position of the duo. They made an entry in the Dutch singles chart; the official music video reached over 15 million views on Spinnin' TV. On February 10, 2014, the track "Battle" was released in cooperation with the Dutch DJ and producer Jordy Dazz through Doorn Records.
As follow-up single, a collaboration with the producer MAKJ was released. The track is titled "Derp" and differs in style compared to the previous track; the single "Rampage", another collaboration with Kenneth G, was released on August 15, 2014 through Hardwell's label Revealed Recordings. On October 17, 2014 Bassjackers published another solo single titled "Savior". Together with Dyro they produced the single "X", released on December 15, 2014, with "Wave Your Hands" followed as their first track in 2015 a collaboration with Thomas Newson; the single "Wave Your Hands" became their first number one hit on Beatport. On February 20, 2015 Afrojack played "What We Live For" for the first time at Ultra Music Festival Argentina, a collaboration between him and Bassjackers; the single "Alamo", which a collaboration with the Dutch DJ and producer Brooks, was released on May 25, 2015 through Showtek's label Skink. That year the group released a single, "Memories" with KSHMR, in the middle of a tour in the US and Canada.
They had their first collaboration with Hardstyle DJ and producer Coone, called "Sound Barrier". On October 17, 2015, Bassjackers were ranked 39th on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in their first appearance on the list. Official website
Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. In 2013, Billboard crowned "When Love Takes Over" as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time. Born and raised in Paris, he released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002, he released Guetta Blaster and Pop Life. Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album One Love which included the hit singles "When Love Takes Over", "Gettin' Over You", "Sexy Bitch" and "Memories", the first three of which reached number one in the United Kingdom; the 2011 follow-up album, Nothing but the Beat, continued this success, containing the hit singles "Where Them Girls At", "Little Bad Girl", "Without You", "Titanium" and "Turn Me On". He is among the first DJs to get into the electronic dance music scene and is known as the "grandfather of EDM". Pierre David Guetta was born in France. Guetta's father Pierre Guetta, was a Franco-Italian sociologist from a Moroccan Jewish family.
His mother is of Belgian descent. Through his father, David Guetta is the younger half-brother of the prominent French journalist Bernard Guetta and of the Franco-Italian actress Nathalie Guetta. Guetta began to DJ at the Broad Club in Paris, he first played popular songs, he discovered house music when he heard a Farley "Jackmaster" Funk track on French radio in 1987. The next year, he began hosting his own club nights. In 1990, he released "Nation Rap", a hip-hop collaboration with French rapper Sidney Duteil. In the mid-1990s Guetta played in clubs including Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, Folies Pigalle. Released in 1994 Guetta's second single, a collaboration with American house vocalist Robert Owens titled "Up & Away", was a minor club hit. In 1994, Guetta became the manager of Le Palace nightclub and he continued to organise parties there and in other clubs, such as the "Scream" parties in Les Bains Douches. In 2001, Guetta along with Joachim Garraud founded Gum Productions, in the same year Guetta's first hit single, "Just a Little More Love", featuring American singer Chris Willis was released.
Willis was vacationing in France. Guetta's debut album Just a Little More Love was released in 2002 on Virgin Records and sold over 300,000 copies; the follow-up singles, were released in 2002. Guetta released F*ck Me I'm Famous, in 2003, named after his party in Ibiza, it included "Just for One Day", a remix of David Bowie's song "Heroes". In his career, Guetta continued recording compilations under that title. Guetta's second album, Guetta Blaster, was released in 2004, it released four singles: "Money" and "Stay" featuring Chris Willis and "The World Is Mine" and "In Love With Myself" featuring JD Davis. In 2006 the Just a Little More Love single "Love Don't Let Me Go" was re-released as a mash-up with the Tocadisco remix of "Walking Away" by The Egg; the mash-up single entitled "Love Don't Let Me Go" was charted higher than the original release of the song. In 2007, Guetta's third album Pop Life was released; the album was successful in the Ireland as well as in mainland Europe. According to EMI in 2010, the album has sold a total of 530,000 copies worldwide.
The lead single "Love Is Gone" reached Number 1 on the American Dance Chart and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. "Delirious" featured the vocals of Tara McDonald who co wrote the record. The song was released as the album's fourth single on 31 January 2008; the song charted # 2 Belgian singles chart. #12 Dutch singles chart, #16 French singles chart, #16 Swiss singles chart, #36 Hungary singles chart, #29 Romanian singles chart, #51 Swedish singles chart. The remixes of the song, including mixes by Fred Rister, Marc Mysterio, Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray were released. A video clip for the song was filmed by Denys Thibaut in Montreal, featuring Guetta and Tara McDonald, picturing an executive assistant throwing paint all over her boss's office. McDonald sang and co wrote "You're Not Alone" from this album, he has played in many countries around the world to promote the album. He played in Mauritius in January 2008. In the same year, he and his wife Cathy planned a new event which took place in the Stade de France on 5 July 2008.
The event was called "UNIGHTED", he performed with Tiësto, Carl Cox, Joachim Garraud and Martin Solveig in front of a crowd of 40,000. In 2009, he was placed third in the "Top 100 DJs" poll by DJ Magazine, was elected "Best House DJ" by DJ Awards in 2008. Since April 2009, Guetta had his own radio show on the internet radio station RauteMusik on Saturday evening; the show was afterwards moved into Radio 538, being aired every Friday evening after Tiësto's Club Life. Guetta's fourth studio album, One Love, was released in August 2009, its first single "When Love Takes Over", which featured Kelly Rowland, peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart and topped many other countries worldwide, selling over 5,5 million copies worldwide. His second single from the album, "Sexy Bitch" featuring Akon, became his second #1 in the UK. "One Love" featuring Estelle, "Memories" featuring Kid Cudi and "Gettin' Over You" featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO followed. As of May 2011 the album had sold three million copies worldwide.
Guetta's fourth studio album One Love was nominated as "Best Electronic/Dance Album" at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. His song "When Love Takes Over" featuring American R&B singer Kelly Rowland receiv
Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. known professionally as Diplo, is an American DJ and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD, with Sia and Labrinth working with producer and DJ Skrillex as part of the electronic duo Jack Ü, as well as on Silk City with Mark Ronson, he founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia, his 2013 EP, debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The EP's title track was featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack. During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M. I. A. an artist, credited with giving him exposure in his early career. He and fellow M. I. A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall cartoon series titled Major Lazer. Since Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other pop artists, such as Gwen Stefani, M.
I. A. Die Antwoord, Britney Spears, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Trippie Redd, Chris Brown, CL, G-Dragon, Bad Bunny, MØ, Bausa, his alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. Diplo was born on November 10, 1978, in Tupelo, the son of Barbara Jean and Thomas Pentz, he is of English descent. The influence of home-grown rap played a key role in helping shape his production style, he spent the majority of his youth in Miami. He began attending the University of Central Florida in 1997. During his time at UCF, he became a DJ at local radio station WPRK, the radio station at Rollins College, he moved to Philadelphia to continue his studies at Temple University, where he first garnered attention as a DJ. After running into fellow DJ Low Budget, the two began throwing parties under the Hooked on Hollertronix moniker in 2003 as a way of maintaining control of what they were able to play during DJ gigs in Philadelphia; the success of these parties allowed the two to release mixtapes, both separate and together, gathering acclaim across the country.
One such mixtape, Never Scared, was named one of The New York Times' top ten albums of 2003, the Hollertronix name became synonymous with parties featuring guests like Maluca Mala, Bun B, Spank Rock, M. I. A. among others. Hollertronix's sound has been described as "disparate genres to be smashed together for maximum attention-grabbing impact" an aesthetic which takes from the "organic, whole" aesthetic of acts such as Bun B, Lil Jon, Drama, M. I. A. Björk, Busta Rhymes, others. Diplo accentuated the club aesthetic of his Hollertronix music for a more reflective sound on his solo debut, released on the Ninja Tune imprint, Big Dada Records; the album Florida was pressed twice, first with a CD and the second with a CD and DVD. The DVD was created by System D-128, another artist who has collaborated with Diplo on some audio and video projects. Before Florida's DVD accompaniment, another DVD surfaced called Diplo: "Banned in Libya", released by Money Studies, the first label to release a solo project by Diplo under his original DJ name Diplodocus.
It was a 45 rpm record called "Thingamajawn" for which there is a music video System D-128 directed. Similar to the Florida DVD, "Banned in Libya" is an experimental audio and video mix of some of Diplo's original music blended with a number of other unidentified sources, his particular affinity for one genre of music called baile funk, or favela funk, would spawn a series of mixtapes, which served to bring the Brazilian dance music of the ghettos to the United States. It was not long before his Hooked on Hollertronix parties would provide him the success necessary to move to the next logical step and build a studio where music would become his full-time focus. With this goal in mind, Diplo built "The Mausoleum," a video studio, recording studio, record label office and event space in Philadelphia. Since its inception, The Mausoleum has become the home to recordings by artists like Christina Aguilera, Shakira, M. I. A. Santigold, Spank Rock, Plastic Little, Paper Route Gangstaz, hosted concerts by Glass Candy, Boys Noize, Nicos Gun, more.
After hearing one of his songs in 2004, M. I. A. Approached Diplo when he was DJing one night at the Fabric Club in London. Coincidentally, Diplo was playing her songs "Galang" and "Fire Fire" as she entered the club, which he got from a worker at i-D magazine. Diplo added, "She came through and she wanted to meet me'cause she'd heard my single and the funk mix from one of her A&Rs and she just thought I was right up her alley. Besides me being a white dude from Florida and her being a Sri Lankan girl in England, everything else was the same: film graduates, all the same music when we were kids, we're going in the same direction right now in music, it was amazing... I always wanted to make a beat with her, but all my beats were shitty at the time." The two collaborated on a mixtape, Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1. Where Arular track acapellas were mashed with other artists' songs and was mentioned as'Albums of the Year' from The New York Times and Pitchfork Media; the two continued to work together after the release.
He was the tour DJ on her 2005 Arular Tour. Diplo continued to work with M. I. A. And, through her, met London DJ Switch. Together, they created the Grammy-nominated track "Paper Planes", peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2015, during an interview with
Europe is a continent located in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, it comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Since around 1850, Europe is most considered to be separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas and the waterways of the Turkish Straits. Although the term "continent" implies physical geography, the land border is somewhat arbitrary and has been redefined several times since its first conception in classical antiquity; the division of Eurasia into two continents reflects East-West cultural and ethnic differences which vary on a spectrum rather than with a sharp dividing line. The geographic border does not follow political boundaries, with Turkey and Kazakhstan being transcontinental countries. A strict application of the Caucasus Mountains boundary places two comparatively small countries and Georgia, in both continents.
Europe covers 2 % of the Earth's surface. Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign states of which the Russian Federation is the largest and most populous, spanning 39% of the continent and comprising 15% of its population. Europe had a total population of about 741 million as of 2016; the European climate is affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent at latitudes along which the climate in Asia and North America is severe. Further from the sea, seasonal differences are more noticeable than close to the coast. Europe, in particular ancient Greece, was the birthplace of Western civilization; the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD and the subsequent Migration Period marked the end of ancient history and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Renaissance humanism, exploration and science led to the modern era. Since the Age of Discovery started by Portugal and Spain, Europe played a predominant role in global affairs. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European powers controlled at various times the Americas all of Africa and Oceania and the majority of Asia.
The Age of Enlightenment, the subsequent French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars shaped the continent culturally and economically from the end of the 17th century until the first half of the 19th century. The Industrial Revolution, which began in Great Britain at the end of the 18th century, gave rise to radical economic and social change in Western Europe and the wider world. Both world wars took place for the most part in Europe, contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the Soviet Union and the United States took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the West and the Warsaw Pact in the East, until the revolutions of 1989 and fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1949 the Council of Europe was founded, following a speech by Sir Winston Churchill, with the idea of unifying Europe to achieve common goals, it includes all European states except for Belarus and Vatican City. Further European integration by some states led to the formation of the European Union, a separate political entity that lies between a confederation and a federation.
The EU originated in Western Europe but has been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The currency of most countries of the European Union, the euro, is the most used among Europeans. In classical Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess; the word Europe is derived from her name. The name contains the elements εὐρύς, "wide, broad" and ὤψ "eye, countenance", hence their composite Eurṓpē would mean "wide-gazing" or "broad of aspect". Broad has been an epithet of Earth herself in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European religion and the poetry devoted to it. There have been attempts to connect Eurṓpē to a Semitic term for "west", this being either Akkadian erebu meaning "to go down, set" or Phoenician'ereb "evening, west", at the origin of Arabic Maghreb and Hebrew ma'arav. Michael A. Barry, professor in Princeton University's Near Eastern Studies Department, finds the mention of the word Ereb on an Assyrian stele with the meaning of "night, sunset", in opposition to Asu " sunrise", i.e. Asia.
The same naming motive according to "cartographic convention" appears in Greek Ἀνατολή. Martin Litchfield West stated that "phonologically, the match between Europa's name and any form of the Semitic word is poor." Next to these hypotheses there is a Proto-Indo-European root *h1regʷos, meaning "darkness", which produced Greek Erebus. Most major world languages use words derived from Europa to refer to the continent. Chinese, for example, uses the word Ōuzhōu. In some Turkic languages the Persian name Frangistan is used casually in referring to much of Europe, besides official names such as Avrupa or Evropa; the prevalent definition of Europe as a geographical term has been in use since the mid-19th century. Europe is taken to be bounded by large bodies of water