Birth Name: Thomas Wesley Pentz
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Years Active: 2003–present
Genres: Electronic, Hip Hop, Electro House, Baile Funk
Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz, November 10, 1978) is a Philadelphia-based American DJ, producer, and songwriter. Together with DJ Low Budget, he runs Hooked on Hollerphonix, a club and music collective. He also founded and manages the record company Mad Decent, as well as the nonprofit organization Heaps Decent. He began attending the University of Central Florida in 1997, and then moved to Philadelphia to continue his studies at Temple University, where he first gained notoriety as a DJ. After frequently running into fellow DJ Low Budget, the two began throwing parties under the Hooked on Hollerphonix moniker in 2003. They issued mixtapes and the Hooked on Hollerphonix name became synony...
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