Diplo recalls meeting Camila Cabello for the first time

Major Lazer has been around the world and back. 

Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire are the trio (founded by Diplo) that make up the award-winning EDM group responsible for hit songs such as "Cold Water"  featuring Justing Bieber and "Know Know Better" with Camilla Cabello.

In an exclusive interview with AOL, Diplo dished on meeting Camila Cabello early on and why Migos inspires him to work hard. 

"I go every day, I was in the studio right after our show we did together in Denmark that’s no big deal. I’m in the studio every day with artists it feels like. I was inspired by Migos – they literally have a studio locked in every city they go to and just like do whatever they do," Diplo told us in Chicago at Bacardi's 'Sound of Rum Sessions' summer kick-off event, where model Olivia Culpo joined the celebration and Major Lazer took the stage. 

This is the second time Major Lazer has partnered with Bacardi to connect island-inspired music to the Caribbean roots of rum. "We are allowed the freedom to express ourselves. It [the collaboration] works because we can both bring creative ideas and are able to speak freely and execute...It’s a gathering of all people that want to hear great music, have a good time, have some nice cocktails and do some dancing," Walshy elaborated on the importance of big brands partnering up with musicians.

Camilla Cabello, who recently made history for having the most streamed song by a female on Spotify with her song "Havana," has worked with Diplo on multiple projects together. Billboard confirmed last year that the pair has "over 20 unreleased songs together." 

"We met her really early on, she came to the studio in Miami and hung out the whole time. She was always invested in our brand. We took her to one of Walshy’s parties [and] she was like, "Wow," Diplo said. "And by the way, that party [Camilla came to] was a Bacardi sponsored party called Rum & Bass...high energy dancing and bass to fans all over the world," Walshy added.

Check out Major Lazer's latest song "Let Me Live" featuring Anne-Marie. Jillionaire calls it "an ode to the summer time!"

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 21: Diplo and Jillionaire of Major Lazer perform BACARDI Presents Sound Of Rum Sessions: Chicago With Major Lazer and special guest Olivia Culpo on June 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for BACARDI)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 21: Walshy Fire of Major Lazer performs BACARDI Presents Sound Of Rum Sessions: Chicago With Major Lazer and special guest Olivia Culpo on June 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for BACARDI)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 21: Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer perform BACARDI Presents Sound Of Rum Sessions: Chicago With Major Lazer and special guest Olivia Culpo on June 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for BACARDI)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Walshy Fire of Major Lazer performs at the Lost Lake Music Festival on October 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Major Lazer on stage during day one of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's O2 Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 9, 2017. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Major Lazer performs at Piestewa Stage during day 3 of the 2017 Lost Lake Festival on October 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Diplo of Major Lazer performs at Piestewa Stage during day 3 of the 2017 Lost Lake Festival on October 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Diplo of Major Lazer performs on the main stage during day 3 at Leeds Festival at Bramhall Park on August 27, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Andrew Benge/Redferns)
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