Diplo Is Subject of Book of Photography


128 Beats Per
Minute: Diplo’s Visual Guide To Music, Culture, And Everything In
Between, with foreword by Alexander Wang, photos by Shane Mccauley,
arrives in April.


By Blurt Staff


From private beaches in Barcelona
to a music studio in Jamaica, 128 Beats Per Minute is a photographic
journey through the life of DJ/producer Diplo (also ½ of Major
Lazer). The photography by former assistant to assistant to Annie Leibowitz,
Shane McCauley, captures
the excitement and vibrant mood as they travel from country to country and
party to party, complete with a foreword by the CFDA/Vogue award
winning fashion designer, Alexander Wang.


Chapters are divided
by country, from Israel
to Trinidad, and Russia
to Asia – complete with a playlist as well as
Diplo’s impressions of the culture and people: “Every city has its
own cultural movement, history, fashion, and art-all of which
is constantly evolving into something different.”  Not only
a DJ and producer, Diplo also founded the label Mad Decent, which
has brought Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other unknown
music to clubs around the world and has been honing his literary chops
while writing a column for Vanity Fair online. 128 Beats Per Minute is Diplo’s
tour of the world and offers a glimpse into the people, places, and music
that inspires him.   


The book is set to drop April 2012 via Universe Publishing,
an imprint of Rizzoli New York,


Diplo details: http://www.facebook.com/diplo



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