Wesley "Diplo" Pentz is having a surreal moment. The acclaimed DJ, who rose out of Philadelphia's underground dance music club scene in the early '00s, hasn't quite gotten used to being music's current go-to producer. Diplo boasts an eclectic range of musical feats that includes crafting a Grammy-nominated crossover hit for M.I.A. ('Paper Planes'), dropping a remix for superstar pop princess Britney Spears ('Circus') and logging studio time with West Coast hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg ('That Tree' feat. Kid Cudi).

But when you are getting called into the studio by the world-beating likes of Beyonce -- in February, Jay-Z's bootylicious better half requested the services of Diplo and left field Brooklyn pop duo Sleigh Bells for a collaboration -- you know you're playing a whole different ball game. "During this last year, every day has been another weird thing happening like, 'What's going on?'" Diplo tells PopEater about getting the call to work with Beyonce, yet he remains quiet on the specifics of the intriguing union.