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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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.