James Van Der Beek plays Diplo in faux day-in-the-life short to promote Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo's annual tour.
Dawson's Creek star, an unlikely Diplo lookalike (at least I think so), caricatures the superstar producer in all his EDM glory. In scenes that are supposed to be relatable but are delusional, out-of-touch displays of wealth, Van Der Beek charms: waking up to a harpist in lieu of an alarm clock; scantily clad women twerking in his abode; production house elves; and a black guy named Jamar tweeting for Diplo, dawning the URL blaccent Diplo's often criticized for. Together, the scenes poke fun at Diplo's celebrity, and the perceptions people have of him.
Beginning July 30th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Mad Decent Block Party will feature Kesha, Tiësto, Baauer, AlunaGeorge, and more. Check out the
Mad Decent site for more details, and watch the video below.