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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Diplo has teased a new LSD track on his Instagram, 'Mountains', which will officially drop tomorrow, Thursday 1st November.
The three piece— comprising Labrinth, Sia and, of course, Diplo— have been regulars on DJ Mag's pages since May, carving out a niche for themselves with a suitably psychedelic pop-electronic hybrid via releases like 'Thunderclouds', which landed in August.
Major Lazer have released a new retrospective compilation marking their 10-year anniversary.
‘Major Lazer Essentials’ features all of their biggest hits opening with their brand new Tove Lo collaboration, ‘Blow That Smoke’, which they unveiled last week.
It goes on to take in collaborations with Justin Bieber, MØ, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars and more, as well as early hits like ‘Pon De Floor’. You can stream it in full below.
After teasing a new track via Twitter earlier this week, Major Lazer have today shared a brand-new collaboration alongside Swedish sensation Tove Lo.
The track follows a similar path to Major Lazer’s usual dancehall crossovers and sees the group moving away from their recent foray into afrobeat.
Major Lazer have dropped a video for their new track, ‘Tied Up’.
The clip arrived this week and is the second to accompany a tune from the 30-minute ‘Afrobeats’ mixtape recently released by the trio, AKA Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, which showcases some of their favourite African artists. It's also the next instalment in the “new music month” they announced early-September.
US dance titans Major Lazer have dropped a brand new mixtape stuffed with afrobeat-inspired party tunes.
17 tracks and 30 minutes long, 'Afrobeats (DJ mix)' is released on streaming platforms via Diplo's record label Mad Descent.
Featuring fresh tunes from the North American trio as well as songs from other artists, the new release gives a flavour of what Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire have been exploring in 2018 so far.