Diplo debuts “Boom Bye Bye” with French rapper Niska today—listen and watch the Dan Le Moyne-directed video here. The track is the first taken from a forthcoming EP, Europa, slated for later this spring on Mad Decent and featuring collaborations with artists from across the European continent.
“Niska came over late one night in Paris and we played this idea down on a piano loop that I made,” says Diplo. “I had only been familiar with him because he had every song on the French Spotify chart that moment. I was really excited that he came thru and made this crazy idea with me, a year later we finished it and it’s out for all my Parisians!”
Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today under his own name, as well as a member of the now legendary Major Lazer, LSD with Sia andLabrinth—whose first four singles have tallied nearly a billion streams, and Silk City withMark Ronson—whose “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. As the world’s most in-demand producer, Diplo has worked with artists as disparate as Beyoncé, Bad Bunny and Turnstile. Europa is the first new body of work from Diplo since his California EP released last year. He continues to tour the world over.