So, Diplo has had a go at clarifying why his Major Lazer project no longer involves one-time collaborator Switch. For those that aren’t aware, Switch disappeared off the Major Lazer map last year, leaving a solo Diplo to take all the credit for ML’s new LP, the many-times-delayed ‘Free The Universe’, when it’s released via Secretly Canadian on Monday.
Talking to inthemix on his and Switch’s (apparently) amicable split, Diplo says: “I couldn’t make music if it weren’t for Switch – he and MIA were my main influences, and he taught me how to make music and gave me my style 100%”.
Ah, that’s nice. But wait, it gets less nice. Diplo adds: “But in terms of actually making records and finishing them, Switch doesn’t do that. And everyone knows that. He just can’t finish songs. He’s the best when he does it though. But for me, I had to take it in my power to finish this record because no one was helping me”.
But “he’s still my homie, 1000%”, he swears.