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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$… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015

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… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015

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

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014

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 po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014

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 More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014

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

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

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) incorporate… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 22, 2014

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… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 17, 2014

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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014

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

Diplo's been playing around with dancehall for years now, especially on the reggae-centric Major Lazer project, and now he's made a song with Sean Paul, a star who was crossing over to mainstream U.S. audiences at the same time as Diplo was first figuring out his DJing aesthetic in Philadelphia. "Come On To Me," Major… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014

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

Diplo's Major Lazer project is devoted, more or less, to finding connections between dancehall reggae and urgent, big-room dance music, and the new track "Lose Yourself," which has nothing to do with 8 Mile, takes that mission about as literally as possible. The song features the dancehall duo RDX and the Colombian dance producer Moska,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2014

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

Apocalypse Soon, the forthcoming EP from Diplo's dancehall-centric Major Lazer project, is packed with guest appearances from Caribbean stars like Sean Paul and Machel Montano. But first single "Aerosol Can" works as a showcase for the underrated rapping skills of resurgent pop genius Pharrell. Over an insistently minimal beat, Pharrell gets all cartoonishly bouncy and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2014

Major Lazer – “Sweat” Video (Feat. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite)

"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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013

Major Lazer – “Jet Blue Jet” Video

Major Lazer have a rep for over-the-time, bright-colored wacky visuals, from their work with Eric Wareheim to their recent Robocop-referencing clip for "Scare Me." The video for "Jet Blue Jet" maintains the color palette, but sticks to a much simpler theme, namely tattooed girls -- including former White Girl Mob member… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 28, 2013
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