When Fuse's Dan Brown chatted with Major Lazer at Bonnaroo 2012, DJ/producer Diplo (one half of the dancehall duo) shared his recent experiences of working with No Doubt and Justin Bieber on their respective upcoming albums.
"The craziest thing about Justin Bieber is that the kid is really good at everything. He's really good at ping pong, the kid can rap, he has awesome hair, he's super cool and super nice," Diplo says of the international heartthrob in the above video. "We did like four or five ideas [with him but] only one made the [Believe] album… We're lucky I got a record on the album… I hope the other records see the light of day."
As for his upcoming tour of Canada by train with Skrillex, he shares the story of why he agreed to that strange idea. "We got really drunk at Sasquatch last year and he asked me about it, and I was like, 'Yeah totally!' And then I actually saw it on my schedule a year later."
He also gave us the skinny on the song he did for No Doubt's upcoming album. "I'm a huge fan of No Doubt," Diplo says in the video below. "We completed the record about a month ago—it sounds like a single for the album. It's called 'Push and Shove,' No Doubt featuring Major Lazer. I did my first remix ever for 'Hollaback Girl'… so big shout-out to Gwen Stefani for letting me do that back in the day."
Diplo also talks about producing Snoop Dogg's forthcoming reggae recording and working with rapper Riff Raff—plus he gives us a progress report on the Major Lazer cartoon he's making for Adult Swim. So to hear all that, click the video above. And head over here for our complete coverage of Bonnaroo 2012, including interviews with performers, photo highlights and news about the fest's biggest surprises.