Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Free Tix: Diplo - Emo's - November 7, 2008

From the synchronized world ejaculation for Obama department... We've got 3 pairs of free tickets to giveaway by 11pm Thursday night, Nov 6th, to Diplo with Abe Vigoda, Telepathe, and Boy 8-Bit @ Emo's! Email me at emptyonline @ by 11pm, Nov 6th for the free tix!

You can also get tix for $15 here!

More info:

Diplo (born Wesley Pentz, also variably known as Diplodocus, Wes Gully, and Wes Diplo) is a Philadelphia-based DJ, songwriter and producer. Together with DJ Low Budget, he runs Hollertronix, a club and music collective. Among other jobs, Pentz worked as a school teacher in his native Philadelphia. In addition to his solo career, he dated and worked with M.I.A..[1] Pentz's alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.[citation needed]

After hearing one of his songs, M.I.A. approached Pentz when he was DJing one night at the Fabric Club in London. "Besides me being a white dude from Florida and her being a Sri Lankan girl in England, everything else was the same: [We were both] film graduates, [listened to] all the same music when we were kids, were going in the same direction right now in music, it was amazing."[2] he said of their meeting. Coincidentally, Diplo was playing her single "Galang" as she entered the club, which he got from a worker at i-D magazine.[2] Diplo also toured as M.I.A.'s DJ during her 2005 Arular Tour. He has also worked with fellow Philadelphians Spank Rock, Amanda Blank and Santogold.

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