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.
Parklife has announced Eric Prydz, Major Lazer, Disclosure, The Streets and Chase & Status among the headliners for this year's Manchester festival, which runs Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.
The likes of Adam Beyer, Bicep, Marco Carola b2b Jamie Jones, AJ Tracey, DJ Mag Best of British winners Camelphat, Solomun, Mall Grab, Daniel Avery, Ricardo Villalobos, Helena Hauff, Maceo Plex and Peggy Gou are also set to play.
Diplo has announced a new EP, sharing the first single ‘Boom Bye Bye’, featuring French rapper Niska.
The full release is billed as a prequel to last year's 'California', carries the title 'Europa' and is the latest sign of Diplo's desire to work with emerging hip hop artists.
Major Lazer have shared a brief live teaser from their fourth and final album.
Having announced in September 2018 that their forthcoming record would be their last, Diplo and co. have been tight lipped about the details. However, as you can see in the all-too-brief clip below, it’s looking like the LP may be coming pretty soon.
Major Lazer have dropped a new video for the single 'Watch Out For This', which features Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green.
The clip has been directed by Jay Will, a friend of the electronic group, who is based in the Jamaican capital of Kingston, where the whole lot was shot.
Unsurprisingly, then, choreography and sounds— not least those dub sirens— have been inspired by the dancehall scene, with an archive 1990s JBC radio recording, including the voice of legendary announcer Barry G, kicking things off.
A consummate crate digger and sonic explorer, American DJ and super producer Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, has been on a lifelong hunt for the ultimate global sound. Since his early days as a budding DJ with thirsty ears, spinning weird mash-ups and creating experimental remixes, Diplo has fostered an appreciation for the sounds of the world. His culturally curious approach to music has seen him dabbling in genres and subcultures far and wide, from Miami bass to the frenetic baile funk of Brazil’s favelas, since the early 2000s.
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