Diplo has announced he will be taking a break from his Jack Ü collaborative project with Skillex for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, the Mad Decent honcho confirmed the duo do have a lot of music still to put out, but having overworked himself last year, would be focusing on Major Lazer during 2017.
“I think right now I’m just trying to make Major Lazer," says Diplo. "Last year I kind of did everything and I wore myself really thin trying to do all those projects, but this year it’s all about getting the Major Lazer stuff out.
Major Lazer have dropped their Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR collaboration, ‘Run Up’. You can listen to it below.
The track is the latest single from Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, ‘Music Is The Weapon’, which was originally slated for release this month (January) on Diplo’s Mad Decent label. No details of when the album will land have yet been confirmed.
Major Lazer will debut a new documentary about their historic Cuba concert at Sundance Film Festival, set to air this Friday, 27th January in Utah.
Titled Give Me Future, the film will document the historic concert that drew a crowd of almost half a million people in March last year, and saw the group become one of the first to play in Cuba following a mend in trade relations with the United States.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2017 has announced its initial line-up to include Major Lazer, Flume, The xx and more, to be held 8th through 11th June at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.
Middlelands Festival will make its festival debut with Bassnectar, Kaskade and Major Lazer from 5th-7th May this year, at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds in Todd Mission, Texas.
Insomniac and C3 Presents, the masterminds behind Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and Lollapalooza, have revealed a roster of EDM-heavy acts set to perform at the first ever Medieval-themed music and camping festival.
Major Lazer and Showtek released their collaborative track 'Believer' back in September, and now they've crafted a music video to help raise money for charity.
Directed by Christopher Louie, the man who also gave us Netflix’s EDM movie XOXO, the video clip follows the story of a young boy's struggle to survive the Syrian conflict in Aleppo.
There's also a link to youth charity Save The Children, where fans can donate to help thousands of children in Syria who have fled from their homes.
iHeartRadio are hosting a 20-hour DJ marathon celebration for New Year’s Eve, which features the biggest names in EDM, including Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Afrojack, David Guetta, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis and many more.
The broadcast starts at 10am EST (3pm GMT) on Saturday 31st December, with Deorro manning the decks. Each DJ then provides an hour mix, with the marathon wrapping up with Mako at 5am EST (10am GMT) on New Year’s Day.
Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Above & Beyond, Nervo, Krewella and The Chainsmokers are also set to provide mixes.
Diplo has turned in a two-hour mix of his favourite tracks of 2016 for his final Diplo & Friends BBC Radio 1 show of the year, which you can listen to below.
The mix picks out cuts from his own side project, Major Lazer, as well as Calvin Harris, Rihanna, R3hab, Tujamo, Dillon Francis, Justin Bieber and many more, as the Mad Decent boss picks out 57 favourites from 2016.
Major Lazer and Bad Royale have dropped a new track, titled ‘My Number’, which samples Toots and the Maytals’ ‘54-46 That’s My Number’. You can listen to it below.
Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, ‘Music Is The Weapon’, is slated for release in January next year through Diplo’s Mad Decent Records.
Burning Man revealed its theme for 2017 will be ‘Radical Ritual’ yesterday (Tuesday 6th December), announcing the news in a statement in its journal. The event will take place from Sunday 27th August through Monday 4th September in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.