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It still feels like summer, but that won’t last long. We’re less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we’ll be wearing flannel. It’s not a moment too soon: unless you somehow avoided all major news (and everything Donald Trump has said) recently, this summer hurt like a motherfucker. How appropriate… More »

If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird “let’s dump a bunch of big videos online at once” stunt. I can’t pretend to understand what’s going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week,… More »

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Major Lazer – “Powerful” (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) Video

Major Lazer's summer anthem "Lean On" has just about completed its pop-music takeover, and now another track from Diplo's crew seems likely to join it.
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 7:51 am

Major Lazer – “Lost” (Feat. MØ) (Frank Ocean Cover)

It's now been more than three years since Frank Ocean gave us his Channel Orange masterpiece, and everything we know about its eventual follow-up belong…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2015 - 8:49 am
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Watch Major Lazer & MØ Do “Lean On” On Fallon

I'm going to miss the days when Major Lazer's live show was just Diplo playing records and Skerrit Bwoy leaping off ladders while daggering. But…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 9:11 am
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Major Lazer – “2 Cups” (Feat. Riff Raff) Video

Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out, but to promote their new FXX cartoon, they're also cranking out non-album…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Stromae – “Ave Cesaria (Major Lazer Remix)”

You may or may not be familiar with the Belgian singer Stromae, but that guy is on top of the world right now. He's a…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 11:15 am

Major Lazer – “Bass Drop” (Feat. Andy Samberg) Video

Andy Samberg's Lonely Island crew hilariously parodied the EDM industrial complex with the SNL Digital Short "When Will The Bass Drop?" So it's pleasantly meta…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2015 - 12:53 pm
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Major Lazer – “Powerful” (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)

Diplo's dancehall production crew Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out later in the spring, and they've got a…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 8:37 am

Watch The Series Premiere Of Diplo’s Animated TV Show Major Lazer

Diplo's Major Lazer animated series has been in the works for a long time -- they were obviously fixated on '80s cartoons since the release…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 9:10 am

Major Lazer – “Night Riders” (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & Mad Cobra)

Last night, the new animated series Major Lazer debuted on FX. It's not online yet, but the timing was good, with the new Major Lazer…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2015 - 8:40 am

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – “Lean On” (Feat. MØ) Video + Peace Is The Mission Details

Diplo's dancehall/EDM project Major Lazer just announced plans for its third full-length album Peace Is The Mission, which follows 2013's Free The Universe. As i…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2015 - 9:09 am
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Watch The Mini-Documentary Major Lazer Take Kingston

Rolling Stone made a nifty little documentary about the foundation of the dancehall trio Major Lazer, which focuses on Diplo's desire for the group to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 4, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – “Lean On” (Feat. MØ)

Major Lazer are back with "Lean On," the production team's first new track of the year and what's supposed to serve as the start for…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 8:40 am

Major Lazer – “Sound Bang” (Feat. Machel Montano) Video

Machel Montano is the biggest star in soca, the Trinidadian genre that's like Jamaican dancehall played at double speed, with goofier hooks. If you ever…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Diplo Made A Song With Madonna, Nicki Minaj, & Sophie

Last week, I was talking with my friends and bet that we'd see the PC Music aesthetic start to drip over into Top 40 music…
James Rettig | November 20, 2014 - 6:15 pm
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Diplo Named His Baby Lazer

Diplo has been in the tabloids lately for dating Katy Perry, but per The Daily Mail on Sunday he welcomed a second child with ex-girlfriend…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 5:26 pm
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Major Lazer – “All My Love” (Feat. Ariana Grande)

As previously reported, the one unannounced song from the upcoming Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack is a collaboration between R&B-pop wunderkind…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am
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