Having the once-in-alifetime opportunity to work with an undeniable, larger-than-life legend such as Madonna can definitely have quite an effect on any artist. In Diplo‘s case, working with the veteran popstar left a lasting, unequaled impression. Closing the chapter on 2015, Diplo shared the following with his Instagram followers:
When I first got a chance to work with @madonna I didn't expect much to come from it. Maybe because she is one of the biggest pop stars of all time. I didn't think she would take me serious just another producer working on a huge album. I didn't expect to make a great friend for life and didn't expect to be such a big part of her record. She showed me a whole other level of dedication and old school work ethic when it comes to writing. I'm proud of the work we did. Those sessions were some of the most fun I have done to date. I played some shows and shot videos with her later in the year but going to the Met ball with Madonna was a highlight of 2015.
As prolific as he’s been in recent months — with many crediting him and close collaborator Skrillex as integral parts in Bieber’s recent rejuvenation — there’s just not much out there that can top studio time with Madonna.