The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

After releasing their landmark LP Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in 2009, the heroic production duo of Diplo and Switch found themselves boldly marching forwards toward the end of the aughts, conquering major milestones. Now, as the sole executive producer of Major Lazer, Diplo continues to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement with the upcoming release Free The Universe. The recording includes exciting collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavillion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, Dev and more. Spin called the LP’s first single “Get Free” featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, “a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.”

Diplo (AKA Wesley Pentz) has risen through the ranks and has asserted himself as one of the most pioneering producers of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world’s musical heritages, Diplo has managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream. He is the Grammy-nominated founder, owner and head honcho of Mad Decent records, which has not only garnered widespread critical and audience accolades since its inception, but has also deservedly earned a hefty reputation as a vanguard of groundbreaking releases.


You're No Good (feat. Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin)

Jet Blue Jet (feat. Leftside, GTA, Razz & Biggy)

Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)

Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)

Wind Up (feat. Elephant Man & Opal)

Scare Me (feat. Peaches & Timberlee)

Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend)

Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green)

Keep Cool (feat. Shaggy & Wynter Gordon)

Sweat (feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)

Reach for the Stars (feat. Wyclef Jean)

Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga & Mystic)

Mashup the Dance (feat. The Partysquad & Ward 21)

Playground (feat. Bugle & Arama)