Hangout Fest Profile: Diplo

| May 14, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Michael Sznajderman

Performer: Diplo

Hangout Fest: Friday, May 17, from 9:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Hangout Fest Boom Boom Tent

Type of music: Electronic dancehall, rap, hip hopAbout: Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is a Mississippi native now based in Los Angeles who made his name musically in the underground dance party scene in Philadelphia. A musician, DJ, rapper and producer, Diplo seems to be everywhere these days. He’s the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer, a member of the supergroup LSD with Lambrith and Sia, founder and manager of record label Mad Decent and a cofounder of  the nonprofit arts organization Heaps Decent, among other projects.

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