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DIPLO NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR RECORD OF THE YEAR PRODUCER OF M.I.A. PAPER PLANES FROM KALA

Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday December 3rd and we’re pleased to announce that Diplo aka Wes Pentz was nominated for a Record of the Year Award for producing M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” from 2008’s critically acclaimed Kala. Aside from being blasted on speakers all over the world, Paper Planes went platinum, will be at 2 million Digital Singles domestically in 2 weeks and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for over 6 weeks.

DIPLO NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR RECORD OF THE YEAR PRODUCER OF M.I.A. ‘PAPER PLANES’ FROM 2008’s KALA

Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday December 3rd and we’re pleased to announce that Diplo aka Wes Pentz was nominated for a Record of the Year Award for producing M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” from 2008’s critically acclaimed Kala. Aside from being blasted on speakers all over the world, Paper Planes went platinum, will be at 2 million Digital Singles domestically in 2 weeks and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for over 6 weeks.

This caps an incredibly successful and ambitious 2008 run for Diplo. He brought his high octane DJ sets to nearly every continent, was named checked on The Guardian’s Top 10 Producers of 2008 and NME’s Top 50 Artists of the Year. Production credits for the year include remixes for Radiohead, John Legend, Feist, Spoon, Hot Chip and service on tracks for Santogold. This sounds like a considerable amount of work but the Mad Decent founder also had time to raise over 40K for his music non-profit Heaps Decent, support Justice on their world tour and sell out shows across the nation on the highly successful Mad Decent Tour. Expect Diplo to spend even less time in the devil’s workshop in 2009 .

“Mashup master and producer extraordinaire Diplo lights up a party as if molotov cocktails course through his veins.” – PITCHFORK

“Š the hardest working dj in the business.” – WIRED

“Diplo…globetrotting DJ, Mad Decent label owner, and champion of bass music big and small.” – XLR8R

“Diplo’s repertoire provokes a physical response all over the world.” – PASTE

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