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Diplo (Musician)

LC control no.no2008116520
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Personal name headingDiplo (Musician)
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Variant(s)Pentz, Thomas Wesley, 1978-
Diplo, Wes, 1978-
Gully, Wes, 1978-
Diplodocus (Musician)
Wesley, Thomas, 1978-
See alsoCorporate body: Major Lazer (Musical group)
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Other standard no.0000000120083948
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeDaytona Beach (Fla.)
LocatedLos Angeles (Calif.)
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Birth date1978-11-10
Place of birthTupelo (Miss.)
Field of activityElectronic dance music
Dancehall (Music)
Popular music
Profession or occupationMusicians
Disc jockeys
Sound recording executives and producers
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Found inVerve, remixed 4, p2008: container (remixed by Diplo)
Allmusic WWW site, August 12, 2008 (Diplo, b. Thomas Wesley Pentz; aka Diplodocus, Wes Diplo, and Wes Gully; with his mash-up mixtapes, he found and created a sound where his musical tastes - '80s pop, electronica, Dirty South hip-hop, and his major influence, Miami bass music - intersect)
Wikipedia, June 13, 2012 (Diplo; b. Thomas Wesley Pentz, Nov. 10, 1978, Tupelo, Miss.; Philadelphia-based American DJ, producer, and songwriter) January 21, 2012 (Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978, Tupelo, Mississippi), known professionally as Diplo; American DJ, songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles; genres: EDM, dancehall, pop, moombahton; other names: Diplodocus; Thomas Wesley)
New Yorker, January 8, 2018: page 16 (Diplo was born Thomas Wesley Pentz, in Tupelo, Mississippi, and grew up near Daytona Beach, Florida. He now splits his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas; he was on the road for about three hundred days in 2016, performing as Diplo, his solo d.j. brand; as Jack Ü, his collaboration with Skrillex; and as a member of Major Lazer, his three-man d.j. troupe.)
Associated languageeng