With the New Year fastly approaching it can come many new things. For some of us it might it be that new gym membership we always talked about. Or perhaps to rid ourselves of the toxic people plaguing our overly sensitive social media lives. It's important we all offer up something positive by way of renewal and hope. Diplo seems to have gotten it right this New Year's Eve. As Thomas Wesley Pentz recently stated over his social media...
"It was a big year for both of us but really no one inspires me more than Skrillex. You might know him as the DJ god around the world but when I met him he was still living in the Kyoto Grand Hotel and working day and night perfecting a sound. Everything he has done was like something uncharted and we had a mutual respect for each other. We always learned from one another and we're always pushing to be one step ahead. I've seen him become the biggest DJ in the world and he did it on his own terms. He always thinks about his squad and keeps it DIY and punk at the same time. That is not easy...it's nearly impossible. Even though we had drasticly different sounds behind the scenes we have a similar hunger and I still get motivated every time we go in the studio. We both had a tough year in parts and I think both of us are gonna go even harder in 2016. Hopefully we finish a new album that is gonna break through even further."
Wherever your hopeful dreams and aspirations may lie this New Years Eve let's do like Diplo and keep the focus on all we have to be grateful for moving into 2016. Even we you don't have a Godlike producer friend named Skrillex or an upcoming album to be grateful for, there's still plenty of righteous people out there we call our friends.
Written by Kiel Sterling