Diplo gets around. The 37-year-old producer, DJ and Mad Decent label chief is more in-demand than ever thanks to his cutting-edge, magnificently malleable sound. He owned 2015 but hasn’t let up after “Lean On” and “Where Are Ü Now?” New Major Lazer/Justin Bieber collaboration “Cold Water” is another smash hit that furthers the union of dance music and pop.
After spending much of his summer tearing up XS and Encore Beach Club—and more recently immersing himself in the Nevada desert’s wonderful weirdness at Burning Man—Diplo slides from Encore to Wynn this weekend to man the Mexican Independence Day weekend party at Intrigue, starting at the Thursday industry-night session Intrigue Me and returning Saturday night. (Don’t worry, he’ll be back at XS for Sunday Nightswim on September 25.)
Diplo’s music and DJ sets are as diverse and discovery-rich as a night out in a Vegas club can get. Hip-hop, pop, dancehall, house, reggaeton, bass … the genre doesn’t matter. The beats will be thick, and they will get you moving. That’s why everyone from Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj to Usher and The Weeknd continues to clamor to work with him. Diplo at Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas, September 15 & 17.