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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. “Powerful,” another track from the group’s Peace Is The Mission Album, pairs Ellie Goulding with reggae star Tarrus Riley, and now it’s got its own video. In director James Slater’… More »

By: 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 belongs to the realms of rumor and conjecture. So here’s a slight consolation prize: Diplo’s Major Lazer crew and the Danish singer MØ, the team behind the great and enormous summer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2015 - 8:49 am

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 the current-day three-producer version of Major Lazer has something that other version didn’t have: A geniune bona fide summer jam. “Lean On,” the group’s collaboration with DJ Snake and MØ… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2015 - 9:11 am

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 tracks these days. Most recently, we saw their video for the Andy Samberg collab “Bass Drop.” And now they’re teaming up with the Mad Decent rap clown Riff Raff for… More »

By: 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 draw at festivals around the globe, he got a Kanye West guest-spot at Coachella, and he got Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, and HAIM to appear on his Hunger Games soundtrack… More »

By: 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 to see Samberg guesting on Major Lazer’s new single, “Bass Drop,” a song built around exactly the kind of Transformers/modem digital bass explosions Samberg and company were lampooning. The track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2015 - 12:53 pm

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 ton of collaborators lined up on it. We’ve heard “Lean On,” with MØ and DJ Snake, and “Night Riders,” with 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, and Mad Cobra. And… More »

By: 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 of their first album back in 2009 — and it finally premiered on FXX’s Animation Domination block on Thursday night. They also debuted a new song, “Night Riders,” in celebratio… More »

By: 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 album Peace Is The Mission looming. We’ve already heard the MØ/DJ Snake collaboration “Lean On,” and that thing got a huge reaction when MØ sang it at Coachella this past… More »

By: 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 Animation Domination. The show has been public knowledge for a while, but Billboard has some big details. The animated show will be called Major Lazer, centers on a superhero named… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm

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 is the norm for Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission features a whole mess of collaborators; this time, the roster includes Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 9:09 am

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 gain notoriety amongst Jamaican audiences. “We can go out into the rest of the world — as long as we prove ourselves here,” the Floridian-born producer says before performing i… More »

By: 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 an onslaught of projects in 2015. Featuring vocals from pop up-and-comer MØ — whose No Mythologies To Follow was severely underrated last year — the track minimizes Major Lazer’s stereotypical… More »

By: 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 get a chance to see him live, you should absolutely take it; his show is nuts. It’s slick Vegas entertainment as high-speed endurance-test, and it involves so much sweat. I… More »

By: 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 by the end of next year. Looks like it may happen even earlier than that. In a new interview with inthemix, Diplo revealed that he worked on a track for… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 6:15 pm

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 Kathryn Lockhart. (That’s the two of them above at a Coachella party last year.) The boy’s name? Lazer Lee Louis Pentz. That’s right: The guy behind Major Lazer named hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 5:26 pm

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 Ariana Grande and Diplo. As it turns out, that song, “All My Love,” is credited to Major Lazer featuring Grande. It was also co-written by emerging Danish pop star and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am

Major Lazer – “Vegan Vampire” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

“I would never bite you. I would never bite anybody. I may be a vampire, but I’m also a vegan. Pshh, you wouldn’t understand.” That’s some dialogue from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, in character as vegan vampire Rylan, on a weird, wild, collage-like Major Lazer song tentatively titled “Vegan Vampire.” It sounds very much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014 - 5:47 pm

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Has Chvrches, Haim, Pusha T, Charli XCX, Bat For Lashes, & Kanye’s Lorde Remix

In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that premiered earlier… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014 - 10:36 pm
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