Great American Music Hall
Now Diplo hits the road with an eclectic DJ set, promoting both the splendors of his record collection and a few guests, including L.A. punk rockers Abe Vigoda and London breakbeat DJ Boy 8-Bit, on Monday, Nov. 3, at Great American Music Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is $16; call 885-0750 or visit www.gamh.com.
Since he hit the scene five years ago, Philly-based tastemaker Diplo has been instrumental in the rise of two of this decade's defining club trends: baile funk (a Brazilian reinterpretation of '80s New York electro) and the fusion of contemporary hip-hop hits and vintage British pop (which defined Diplo's Hollertronix DJ parties). Between these sojourns, he also helped cement the street cred of M.I.A. and Santogold on a pair of legendary mixtapes.