Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most brilliant forces in music today. He’s as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer. He continues to prove himself to be an incredible cultural figure.
In 2005, Diplo founded his own label, Mad Decent, to showcase the fascinating sounds he encounters while touring the world.
Now, he is expanding his musical knowledge even further. SiriusXM announced that the GRAMMY award winner will launch his own radio channel, Diplo’s Revolution, exclusively on SiriusXM, channel 52. This is nothing new to the producer, as he had another show, ‘Blow Your Head‘, live on SiriusXM, back in 2012.
The channel will launch on Thursday, March 22nd, and will feature global music, hand-selected by Diplo. There will also be a number of original shows, hosted by Dillon Francis, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire. Diplo’s Revolution will also showcase the biggest songs in global, hip-hop, experimental, and underground dance culture.
Additionally, the channel will also air live festival coverage from the biggest electronic music festivals around the world, including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. Diplo’s Revolution will also include songs from his solo projects, including Major Lazer, Jack Ü, and further upcoming collaborations.
But wait, it keeps getting better and better. Diplo will also host a weekly music show, ‘Records on Records‘, that will air on Fridays at 7:00pm ET. The show will feature Diplo’s selections from dance music and beyond worldwide. Diplo’s monthly show, ‘Diplo’s Wavelength‘, will based on the cultures and music he discovers while touring the world. This will air on the first Friday of every month.
The channel will launch with a special live performance from the Faena Theater in Miami Beach on Thursday, March 22nd, at 9:00 pm ET. This performance, exclusive for SiriusXM subscribers, will feature DJ sets from Diplo and friends. The show will air live on Diplo’s Revolution.
If you’re a SiriusXM subscriber, you know that channel 52 belongs to Electric Area, which sadly means it is being replaced. Thankfully, its replacement is going to be incredible. I’m stoked for this one.