Diplo (Major Lazer) Talks with Charley Crockett on the Talkhouse Podcast

They discuss country music's changing looks and sounds, and the genre's deep connection with hip hop.

Here’s the mark of a great Talkhouse Podcast pairing: For this week’s show, we introduced legendary producer Diplo (Major Lazer) and rising country star Charley Crockett, and by the end of the talk, the two had decided to work together!

In this wonderful conversation, Charley and Diplo go deep on the connections between country music and hip hop, their love of flashy cowboy fashion, the changing looks and sounds of country, and much more.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Perfume Genius with Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play), Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow.

—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

For this week’s episode, Charley Crockett was recorded by Gary Calhoun James at King Electric in Austin, and everyone else recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.

The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to [email protected].

(Photo Credit: left, Emma Marie Jenkinson; right, Lyza Renee; Edited by: Keenan Kush)

Your favorite musicians, filmmakers, and other creative minds one-on-one. No moderator, no script, no typical questions. The Talkhouse Podcast offers unique insights into creative work from all genres and generations. Subscribe now, and explore more illuminating shows on the Talkhouse Podcast Network.