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Diplo finally getting around to learning guitar while self-isolating

by WENN April 3rd, 2020, 7:34 am

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Diplo is using his prolonged period of time indoors during the coronavirus outbreak to finally learn the guitar.

The 41 year old reveals he’s been so busy with his career as a DJ, he hasn’t had so much downtime for almost two decades.

“I haven’t been home this long since I was 24 years old. This is three weeks at my house and I’ve seen parts of my house I never knew existed,” he tells Beats 1’s Zane Lowe.

But the father of two is embracing the break.

“I got to make the best out of what I’m doing and I’m happy,” he adds. “I’m happy to be at home honestly, I never felt like I say that, but I like it (sic).”

In addition to writing new music with electronic trio Major Lazer, he’s been developing new instrumental skills.

“I haven’t been like, writing new music, because I’m still just in the studio finishing up the Major Lazer album,” he shares. “I’m tidying things up, but I’ve been like, playing a lot of guitar and learning that, which is I would never ever, ever do that, unless it’s like literally, someone made me do it (sic).”

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