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Diplo Emphasizes A Wide Range Of Music In 3 New Spotify Playlists

Many recent fans of Diplo may only know him for his trap anthems and hit song "Express Yourself," but the Mad Decent label head actually prides himself on his appreciation of diversity, which is reflected in the wide range of artists and projects he supports. From producing Madonna hits, to fusing dance hall and EDM with his group Major Lazer, the multifaceted producer clearly posseses an ear for all types of sounds. His latest trope subverstion comes in the form of three incredibly-varied Spotify playlists. 

The first set of songs emphasize Diplo's love for hip-hop. The playlist caters to Southern hip-hop specifically, and features rappers such as MigosI LOVE MAKONNEN, and Ty Dolla $ign. The second playlist takes the futuristic and house routes, showing Diplo's ability to notice all types of EDM producers, with TchamiBixel Boys, and Duke Dumont all sharing the spotlight in this creative playlist. The third takes things back a notch by prominently including classic rock artists like The YardbirdsThe Beach Boys, and Jimi Hendrix. It also brings in modern indie and garage bands, such as Youth LagoonTy Segall, and Animal Collective. These playlists don't seem like Diplo-curated lists at first glance, but the wide breadth of music indicates the numerous artists who inspire Diplo.

Explore the three playlists below: 

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