Calvin Harris

James Van Der Beek offers an absurdist look at the EDM life in Viceland's 'What Would Diplo Do?'

James Van Der Beek offers an absurdist look at the EDM life in Viceland's 'What Would Diplo Do?'

Among tens of thousands of people at Shaun White’s Air & Style at Exposition Park back in February, a man in a black shirt and matching baseball hat reading “Decent” across the front is running along the front barricades, collecting high-fives from delirious fans.

It’s a typical, celebration-ready scene at electronic dance music festivals, which in this case was headlined by the booming, Caribbean-informed beats of Major Lazer, a group co-founded by the superstar DJ known as Diplo. Except the figure in the crowd was not the in-demand producer who has worked with M.I.A. and Beyoncè. It was James Van Der Beek in a wispy mustache acting as Diplo for the new Viceland series...

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