“I was in Asia touring [when I found out about my nomination] and my manager called me so flabbergasted,” said Diplo. ”It took me a while to accept it, and then all the Twitter [congratulations] starting rolling in … and it started sinking in how huge of a deal it is. … I think [Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical] is one of the most important awards because we’re the guys who are back there putting our heart and soul in the music.”
The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At The Sasquatch! Music Festival held in George, Wash. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including electronica DJ/producer Felix Cartal and hip-pop producer/MC Katie Kate.