Contemplating the man as soon as hosted a super-spreader party at which he performed the music of a well-documented racist, we don’t precisely depend on Diplo for probably the most refined takes in music. Even so, his newest is a little bit of a head-scratcher: He instructed The Hollywood Reporter that he’s unimpressed with Coachella, partially as a result of he thinks the large pageant “may be having a tough time reserving headliners.”
As a refresher, Frank Ocean, BLACKPINK, and Unhealthy Bunny headlined the primary weekend of Coachella 2023; after the previous suffered an injury on pageant grounds, the recently-reunited Blink-182 changed him for Weekend 2. Neglect the truth that this yr marked the primary time a Latin or Korean artist has ever headlined within the pageant’s historical past — Diplo misses the white males!
“I feel [Coachella] truthfully may be having a tough time reserving headliners,” Diplo — who added that he’s “not an enormous fan” of Frank Ocean — instructed THR. “We sort of left the period of nice superhero acts, just like the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers or Daft Punk. Now they e-book acts like Unhealthy Bunny and BLACKPINK, who’re cool, however they’re simply probably the most Prime 40 there may be. It’s nearly like they’re stadium acts.” So, we should’ve simply imagined all these stadium excursions the Chili Peppers and Daft Punk every did.
“I feel there’s not numerous actually culturally related new acts,” Diplo went on, the telltale signal of a man who simply doesn’t put numerous effort into discovering new music. “I noticed Labrinth. That was superb. I feel that represents actual Coachella. He’s a part of the zeitgeist. However the remainder of it simply felt like they needed to scramble to search out issues that have been cultural touchstones, but additionally may carry an enormous crowd in.”
To Diplo’s level, we will positively see how he may suppose Coachella is much less like a music pageant and extra like “Influencer Survivor.” However then once more — he nonetheless went, didn’t he?
Some Coachella highlights Diplo may’ve missed: Dave Grohl screaming with Wet Leg, a shock look from Zendaya, Björk and her military of drones, and far more that Consequence recapped earlier this month.