The Best Facts From Diplo's Before They Were Famous

He was a social worker, an after school mentor and a teacher.

Diplo is the latest DJ to get the Before They Were Famous treatment

A few weeks back we brought you news of a video feature exploring the early days of Deadmau5. Well now, the YouTuber behind that video has turned his steely gaze and irritating voice to the subject of another superstar DJ, our spirit animal, Diplo.

You can watch the video in full above, but here is a brief rundown of the most interest facts we learnt about Wes from the video.

As a child, Diplo wanted to be a paleontologist.

He spent his youth working in his father's bait shop.

He modelled for Alexander Wang.

Wes Gully, Wes Diplo and Diplo

He was a social worker, an after-school mentor, a cinema employee and even a school teacher.

MIA, Christina Aguilera and Shakira have all recorded at Diplo's studio, The Mausoleum.

Diplo met MIA for the first time after a gig at Fabric.

Diplo met Switch through MIA and the two went on to form Major Lazer.

He did the infamous Blackberry Superbowl Ad for a free phone.

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Written by Matthew Francey

17 May 2016