Major Lazer - "Sweat" video

“Sweat,” a pounding collaboration with the Dutch producer Laidback Luke and the British rapper Ms. Dynamite, was one of the increasingly few tracks on Major Lazer’s sophomore album Free The Universe that didn’t have a music video, and that changes today. The visually striking clip, from director Ryan Staake, consists almost entirely of painted people dancing under black lights. If you were feeling ungenerous, you could accuse the video of reveling the the fetishization of black bodies. Check it out below.

Free The Universe is out now on Secretly Canadian/Mad Decent.

Comments (3)
  1. I’ve never wanted to drink gatorade more in my life.

  2. the concept for this video was stolen from a new orleans artist, Chilldren, and their song “#SWEAT”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahgomezf/major-lazers-video-sweat-stole-from-chilldrens-ahsx

  3. i don’t get the comment about “reveling in the fetishization of black bodies.” could you explain that a little bit more?

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