Major Lazer have shared a new track, ‘Que Calor’, featuring Colombian reggaeton icon J Balvin and Dominican don El Alfa.
Both artists have previously collaborated with the outfit, which comprises Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums. The track gives a strong nod to the home countries of both guest stars, sampling Toto La Momposina's Colombian-cumbia classic 'Curara' and rhythms synonymous with the Dominican Republic's dembow music scene.
Diplo has teased a collaboration between Beyoncé and Major Lazer via Twitter.
"I've heard rumours of a Beyonce & Major Lazer collab" the not-so-cryptic message read earlier today, Wednesday 17th July.
No further details have been released at the time of writing.
The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party has been cancelled.
The event, announced back in April, was due to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, with Major Lazer, Billie Eilish, Miguel and G-Eazy amongst the headliners.
A statement was made this morning from Diplo's Mad Decent HQ, citing 'circumstances beyond control' as the cause of the cancellation— which has come just ten days before attendees were due to arrive.
Major Lazer have shared a video for their new single, 'Make It Hot'.
The track features vocals from Brazilian superstar Anitta, giving the outfit's dancehall beats extra life. It's the second time Anitta has worked with the electronic supergroup following 'Sua Cara' back in 2017— which went on to become the fastest YouTube video to reach 1million views, hitting the 25million mark within 24 hours.
Major Lazer have released their new track 'Make It Hot'.
Taken from the upcoming album, the track is a fusion of dancehall rhythms with vivacious vocals coming courtesy of Brazillian artist Anitta.
Major Lazer shared 'Can't Take It From Me' earlier this month, featuring Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley.
Earlier this year, Jillionaire announced his departure from the group.
Major Lazer have dropped the video for ‘Can’t Take It From Me'.
The track features Skip Marley on vocals, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, and is a serious slice of tropical bass-crossover business.
Jillionaire has left Major Lazer.
The longtime member of the American dancehall trio, born Christopher Leacock, has departed the group in order to focus on solo projects.
Coming ahead of the release of Major Lazer's fourth and final album, 'Music is the Weapon', Jillionaire's departure doubles up as a "new era of lazer" that will see Texas native Eric Alberto-Lopez aka Ape Drums standing in as a replacement. Walshy Fire and founding member Diplo also remain.
Major Lazer have shared the first single from their forthcoming and final album.
Since Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire announced in September 2018 that, after just over 10 years years, the project would be coming to a close, they have been pretty tight lipped about their fourth album. Now, after teasing a track back in January, the trio have finally officially shared something official.
HARD Summer Festival has locked its full 2019 line-up with Dillon Francis, Claude Von Stroke, Flux Pavilion b2b Netsky, Loco Dice and more bound for the Southern Californian two-dayer.
Set for 3rd and 4th August at The Speedway, Fontana, the event will see sets from Kid Cudi, ZHU b2b Tchami, Excision b2b NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland, Duke Dumont and Flosstradamus b2b 4B.
Diplo has hinted at the return of the beloved 'Major Lazer' animated series.
The FXX show, which premiered in 2015, took inspiration from the trio's trippy stage visuals and translated it into the world of cartoons, following a freedom fighter in a futuristic Jamaica as he fought demons and smoked a metric ton of weed. It featured a pretty stellar cast, from John Boyega and J.K. Simmons to Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. It was well regarded, by fans and critics, before its premature cancellation after only 11 episodes. And now, apparently, it could well be on its way back.