Diplo reflects on hugely successful 2015
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 December 2015
Diplo had no idea how successful his collaboration with Justin Bieber and Skrillex would be, but feels the track has given him the motivation to "take more chances in 2016"
Diplo says his hit track 'Where Are Ü Now' was a transformative song for him.
The 37-year-old American DJ and producer teamed up with Justin Bieber and Skrillex (real name Sonny John Moore) on the single, and admits he had no idea what a success the song would become.
He wrote on Instagram: "Justin, Sonny, and I started this idea about a year ago and had no idea how transformative a song it would be for all three of us. It's a statement to where music can go in 2015. We both had detractors but I think the success of both our projects and the song shows everyone should take more chances in 2016."
Diplo shared a selection of images on Instagram that he feels reflect his 2015, which has been an incredibly successful year for him.
Among the shots was a snap showing him with Madonna at the Met Gala earlier this year.
He captioned the picture: "When I first got a chance to work with Madonna I didn't expect much to come from it. Maybe because she is one of the biggest pop stars of all time. I didn't think she would take me serious just another producer working on a huge album. I didn't expect to make a great friend for life and didn't expect to be such a big part of her record. She showed me a whole other level of dedication and old school work ethic when it comes to writing. I'm proud of the work we did. Those sessions were some of the most fun I have done to date. I played some shows and shot videos with her later in the year but going to the Met ball with Madonna was a highlight of 2015."