Diplo and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig working on ‘huge records’ together
Diplo is adding another major collaboration to his ever growing resume. The Mad Decent label leader is currently working with Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig on new music telling Rolling Stone, “I’ve done a lot of songs with Ezra Koenig, some really cool stuff that I hope people get to hear.” He continued, “We wrote a couple of things for another artist that might be huge records for the end of summer… one of them started with a Vampire Weekend idea.”
In 2013, Koenig was featured in the song “Jessica” by Major Lazer and did the voice of Ryland on Major Lazer’s TV series the following year. Vampire Weekend’s last album, Modern Vampires of the City, released in 2013.
Diplo also shared that he’s been persistent in trying to collaborate with pop/rock sister trio Haim stating, “I have a studio with [producer] Ariel Rechtshaid, so every day I’m harassing Haim to listen to my beats. But I don’t make anything that they ever like.”