Diplo is looking fab on the cover of King Kong Garçon‘s very first issue. While the front spread is sure to turn heads with his half-drag look, it is what he says inside that also has our attention.

The superstar DJ/producer, Major Lazer member, and 1/3 of the sensational new act LSD gets real about being a topping the charts and where music is at right now. This is a guy who has been around the block so to speak in the industry, so we’re all ears with what he has to say.

On the current state of music…

“The audience doesn’t digest albums in the old ways… to top that, a lot of the producers are also artists and traveling all over the world anyway. It’s not like we all live in Hollywood like it used to be… but I also see in LA that everyone seems to write the same song.”

Before he topped the charts…

“Everything from the first half of my career wasn’t really noticed because we were just making a new path. But in the inner circles, I know that [Usher’s] ‘Climax’ inspired a lot of creators and producers, and that was equally as important as it being a chart success.”

And on his massive collabs with Sia, Dua Lipa, and more…

“I think being friends makes songwriting stronger. It’s a bit easier to agree on making the right decisions to make the best song. You can be honest.”

The cover comes from Canadian pop artist and guest Features Editor of King Kong Garçon‘s first edition, 24-year-old Alex Kazemi, he tells us: “Diplo, NABIL and I wanted this to be a pop virus, an infection from a different world that we burn into people’s brains. We successfully feel, we have bended everyone’s minds and elevated a mass audience into higher consciousness.”

To read the full issue, order yours on KingKongMagazine.com.


Source: Just Jared | Photo via Jas Davis