128 Beats Per Minute

128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo’s Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between is a new photography book from Universe, which documents the travels and adventures of Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo. I’m sure most visitors to this site are familiar with the globetrotting DJ/Producer/Label Head, but for those who aren’t, Diplo is a highly successful figure in the underground club music scene, dabbling in a variety of styles and genres, and generally rocking massive crowds. Photographer Shane McCauley, whose work is the crux of this new title, was on the scene when Diplo’s Hollertronix party in Philadelphia was really starting to take off, back in 2003. Subsequently, he followed Pentz on a series of gigs around Europe, Israel, Jamaica, the UK, Russia, Trinidad, Mexico, Asia, and finally, the US. Each geographic section features an intro by Diplo, some great photos by McCauley, and ends with a playlist from that section of the tour. All in all, it’s an excellent way to live vicariously through the eyes of a talented photographer on a giant global adventure in youth culture.

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

128 beats per minute diplo visual guide dj music hollertronix

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