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Funny thing about last-minute surprise album releases: They don’t necessarily involve music videos. We don’t know if there’s a single, per se, on Drake and Future’s What A Time To Be Alive. People seem to like “Diamonds Dancing” and “Jumpman,” but until Drake and Future opt to put a visual together — that’s if they… More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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…
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…
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…
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,…
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
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 3:14 pm

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,…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2014 - 1:47 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2014 - 11:02 am

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.
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2014 - 9:01 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 10:53 am

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 28, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm