Theyve both get fake names, famous friends, Dua Lipa collabs and chart-conquering hittings. So how to separate them? Why, by pitting them against each other in a( metaphorical) battle to the death
But in this world , nothing can be said to be certain ,” Benjamin Franklin once said in 1789,” except death and taxes, and the fact that at any one time, somewhere on the planet, an extremely normal-looking man will be earning $75 m to be a DJ .” And of those normal-looking men, the two biggest? If you dismiss the existence of Steve Aoki, Tiesto, both the lads out of Daft Punk and almost certainly some Dutch 22 -year-old whose entire career has boomed and busted in the time since I started this sentence, the two biggest are: Calvin Harris( Scotland) and Diplo( United State ).
When we love some things, we must pit them against each other. We all agree we all love massive sound-of-the-summer EDM-inspired mega-bangers( Harris recently fell Promises with Sam Smith; Diplo just did Electricity with Mark Ronson and Dua Lipa; both of these sungs are Very Good) … but who is the best producer of them? Via a series of solidly scientific metrics, we can now find out …
Best real name
Bizarrely, Calvin Harris isn’t just called ” Calvin Harris “: he has an underlying normal name, a normal name beneath his normal name, and that is” Adam Wiles”( his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift famously sent the internet spinning while carrying gratitude to her then-boyfriend, “Adam”, when accepting a statue at the 2016 iHeartRadio awardings. Nobody knew Calvin Harris wasn’t called ” Calvin Harris “). Diplo, less bizarrely, was not designated the name “Diplo” at birth: he was born Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr, and had Diploness thrust upon him. I think it’s pretty easy to see who has won this one, isn’t it? Diplo had such a cool name that he had to call himself “Diplo” to one-up it. Calvin Harris only had to change his name to “Calvin Harris” to make it more interesting.
Diplo 1, Calvin 0
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