The talking points on Diplo are well-worn. He struck gold digging up Brazilian "baile funk" tracks, he helped break M.I.A. and his label Mad Decent more than lives up to its name. Basically, he's the purest concentration of cool you'll find behind the decks at any given dance club, so the fact that he's coming to Columbus is not to be taken lightly.

The talking points on Diplo are well-worn. He struck gold digging up Brazilian "baile funk" tracks, he helped break M.I.A. and his label Mad Decent more than lives up to its name. Basically, he's the purest concentration of cool you'll find behind the decks at any given dance club, so the fact that he's coming to Columbus is not to be taken lightly.

The Southern-born, Philadelphia-based producer will spin Friday at Skully's after sets from prominent locals Adulture, Johnny Cashola and Dave Espionage plus New York's DDPesh.

For a quick primer on Diplo, pick up the recently released Decent Work for Decent Pay, a slammin' sampler of tunes by the most respected man in all of hipsterdom.