Diplo is a Philadelphia-based DJ, songwriter and producer. Together with DJ Low Budget, he runs Hollertronix, a club and music collective. In addition to his solo career, he dated and worked with M.I.A. Diplo can be attributed with playing a key role in bringing the musical genre funk carioca from Brazil to the United States. After traveling to Rio de Janeiro and experiencing the music first hand in 2004, he released a number of baile funk mixes, such as Favela on Blast: Rio Baile Funk 2004 and Favela Strikes Back, which introduced Funk to some listeners in America.