"Soundclash" - A New VH1 TV Show Hosted By Diplo, Produced By Questlove
Hollywood news site Variety is reporting that EDM culture DJ/producer Diplo will host "SoundClash", a new show that will air on VH1 and Padilla Networks this summer.
The show, which has The Roots co-founder and drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson as the executive producer, will feature diverse music acts together on one stage to perform both hits and new collaborations in front of a live studio audience. The premiere episode will feature Fall Out Boy, Lil' Wayne, and London Grammar. Ed Sheeran, Sia and Grouplove appear the week after.
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“Music fuels our passions here at VH1 and Palladia,” VH1 and Palladia prexy Tom Calderone said in a press statement. “‘SoundClash’ will showcase established acts at their peak, spotlight breaking artists on the rise, and introduce what’s breaking on the music scene at that moment. But it will be the collaborative spirit between the performers on the show that will have music fans buzzing throughout the telecast and for days afterwards.”
Questlove stated “’SoundClash’ is all about convergence... It’s a place where the cutting edge of the emergent act meets the winning assuredness of the established artist. It’s a lush, level playing field where the talented blend and the genres bend in ways that will resonate with even the most discerning lovers of today’s music.”