Despite a slew of big production and songwriting credits, plus his own band Major Lazer, Diplo (left, with bandmates Walshy Fire and DJ Jillionaire) tells Q he’s “not really a musician” in our new issue out now.
Get Q348, out now in print and digital, for the full interview as he leads Q’s Dorian Lynskey through an action-packed visit to Paris, and evaluates his place at popular culture’s cutting edge.
“I’m not really a musician,” he suggests. “I’m more of a curator. I’m not a masterful player or anything. I’m just lucky that I can see things in a different way.”
Get Q now, for the full interview including Diplo’s ability to spot trends before everyone else and use them for his own musical ends, his work with MIA, Madonna and more.