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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 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

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There's a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately -- that is, if the whole concussion thing didn't already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

The Week In Pop: At The On The Run Tour, Beyoncé Runs Circles Around Jay Z

At what point does going on co-headlining tours with his visionary friends and lovers cease to benefit Jay Z? Throughout much of 2011 and 2012, Jay shared the stage with Kanye West on the Watch The Throne Tour, a road show that leaned more toward Yeezy's avant-garde fixations than Jay's "I'm a business, man" combinatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It's the Forrest Gump vs. Pulp Fiction of the 5 Best Videos Of The Week column! And just like in 1994, the middle-of-the-road epic won. Life is like a box of chocolates, etc. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Major Lazer – “Come On To Me” (Feat. Sean Paul) Video

At this point, after "Scare Me," "Bubble Butt," and so many more, we can count on Major Lazer to put together a very entertaining music video. In the clip for the Apocalypse Soon EP's Sean Paul collab "Come On To Me," director Ruben Fleischer (probably best known for M.I.A.'s "Galang" video) incorporates kabuki actors and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

Major Lazer – “Aerosol Can” (Feat. Pharrell) Video

Pharrell is still having a moment. And while his mug (and his hat) seems to be everywhere these days, in Major Lazer's new video for "Aerosol Can" we hear Pharrell, but instead of seeing his age-defying face, we get to watch graffiti and tattoo legend Mike Giant tag up a white room with Pharrell's lyrics. More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 17, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Major Lazer – “Lose Yourself” (Feat. Moska & RDX) Video

For "Lose Yourself," a song from the new Apocalypse Soon EP, Diplo's Major Lazer project brought in help from the dance producer Moska and the be-suited, fauxhawked dancehall duo RDX. In the song's brand-new video, Diplo, Moska, and a group of very energetic dancers visit a forest and an abandoned church. Goats show up. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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