Tournament of Books 2015

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | January 30, 2015

    Charles Baxter: IMG Writers and the Bottle

    Why are people so interested in drunk writers? Recently I was sent a very interesting nonfiction book, The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Music- History and Criticism
2 Remote Warehouse Music- MIDI and Electronic

128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between


128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Known internationally as a curator and influencer amongst the world’s top DJs, producers, and artists, Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is at the nexus of music, fashion, and cultural trends. His record label Mad Decent has helped bring Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other unknown music to clubs around the world, while his work as a producer has brought a unique sound to hits like M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” and Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls).”

128 Beats Per Minute follows Diplo on this fantastic journey, from his involvement with dub reggae in Jamaica to the electro/techno underground in Tel Aviv. Each chapter chronicles his tastes and travels, complete with tweets and playlists, as documented by photographer Shane McCauley. 128 Beats Per Minute provides unique access to the hottest scenes shaping music’s landscape today. 

About the Author

Thomas Wesley Pentz, a.k.a. Diplo, is a Philadelphia-based DJ, producer, and songwriter. As the founder of Mad Decent Records and not-for-profit organization Heaps Decent, he has worked with artists including M.I.A., Shakira, Snoop Dogg, and Bruno Mars and is currently working on upcoming albums with Santigold and Chris Brown, among others. Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer and was awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. Photographer Shane McCauley is a New York-based photographer and film maker. McCauley grew up outside of Philadelphia and met Diplo in 2003 while shooting his now legendary party Hollertronix while on assignment for The Fader Magazine, and they now collaborate on a youth culture column for Vanity Fair. McCauley also shoots for Flaunt, Rolling Stone and Warner Bros. Music Group.

Product Details

Pentz, Thomas Wesley
Universe Publishing(NY)
Mccanley, Shane
Mccauley, Shane
Wang, Alexander
General Music
Music-MIDI and Electronic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
9.04 x 6.3 x 0.82 in 1.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Vice DOS & Don'ts 2: 17 Years of... Used Trade Paper $8.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Electronic
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Subjects and Themes » Celebrity
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Tennis and Raquetball » Tennis

128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Universe Publishing(NY) - English 9780789324283 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at