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Artist To Watch: Major Lazer


July 2, 2013

Posted by: Gina Joy

Watch out world, Major Lazer has surfaced onto the dancefloors and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon…

Major Lazer, the side project of DJ/producer Diplo along with Trinidad-born Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, just recently released their much-anticipated sophomore album, Free The Universe. Their Caribbean-flavored album is a mixture of reggae, electro, and dancehall beats. Although not as roaring and reckless as 2009′s, Guns Don’t Kill People — Lazers Do, the album is still jam-packed with bumpy and bouncy tunes that’ll have everyone dancing, if not jamming out.

The most catchy and club-friendly tune on the album, “Bubble Butt,” features Tyga, Mystic, and even Bruno Mars. DJs are already jumping on this hip-hop influenced track; RL Grime had the whole crowd at Tryst booty-bouncing to the song this past MDW in Las Vegas.

Even after the release of their album, the dancehall boys continue to bring to heat. Week after week they have been flooding fans with new music and remixes.

Major Lazer took on Dada Life’s electo-pop track, “Boing Clash Boom,” and added a little flavor. Swapping out the big room hardstyle drums for a rattling sub bass, the boys bring the island feel to this massive club-banger.

Days after their Dada Life remix, the genius of the Lazer tackles the biggest song in the country, remixing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ chart-topping “Can’t Hold Us.” Not even a week since its release, the song has hit over 200k and continue to rise. DIplo brings on his signature reggae influence while throwing in some gritty trap beats. Listen to this remix, available now for a free download!

In response to their eccentric musical style apart from today’s EDM, Diplo states,”Everything’s changing now. EDM’s shifting. The house music thing exploded two years and now people are looking for something different. What we do as Major Lazer, we just incorporate everything. We’re just DJs at heart and selectors. We love all kinds of music.”

Major Lazer is out to catch the attention of their fans and with their latest releases and it is safe to say: the masses are pleased.