Diplo is currently involved in three major collaborative groups, Major Lazer, LSD, and Silk City, in addition to his own solo projects as Diplo and head of Mad Decent. He also has a history of producing for or working with a number of artists including Pabllo Vittar, Sia, The Death Set, Poppy, Bloc Party, Santigold, Robyn, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Alex Clare… the list goes on.
That’s why when Diplo revealed today that he has a forthcoming collaboration with John Mayer, we weren’t so astonished. Yeah, the names Diplo and John Mayer together sounds pretty ridiculous. But then again, does it really?
Look at John Mayer’s recent video for “New Light” and it’s easy to see he has a pretty fun personality. And with Diplo’s decades of production knowledge and Mayer’s excellent songwriting abilities, there’s a fair chance that this song is going to be an absolute smash.
Check out Diplo’s characteristically casual announcement of the collaboration on Instagram below.
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I wanted to post a picture of me and @johnmayer last night working in the studio because I know it would have been a moment. Something of a benchmark in my augmented reality of Instagram … But then I never even thought to ask – as the idea of stopping real time (while we were both in a state of creative delight) to create something fake for me to revel in and build engagement around my brand … It just seemed awkward So instead – here is a picture of a baby goat I got in Jamaica for my birthday. And expect some new music with John soon -comment below if your excited