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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

My sentimental favorite this week is SD's video for the "New World Order" remix, with Danny Brown, mostly because I can't ever imagine myself getting tired of seeing Danny Brown, drunk and shirtless, too-tight tight pants sagging and hair blowing out, in a kitchen surrounded by Chicago teenage goons, having a wonderful time. That… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2013

Major Lazer – “Scare Me” (Feat. Peaches & Timberlee) Video

For Major Lazer's "Scare Me," the group enlists a live action version of the fictional character they're named after to stop a new missle that is going to be used by terrorist General Rubbish, who looks kind of like a dancehall version of Bane. It features maybe one of the most serious Nick Kroll role… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 19, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's top clips tended toward the brighter, flipper side of things. Because summer, probably! But before we dive into the quirk and laughs, there's a short filmic clip by a film director that is somewhat crushing. And then it's all roses, dancing congregations, and bouncing asses for days. Step this way for a roundu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 31, 2013

Major Lazer – “Bubble Butt” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)” (NSFW)

Eric Wareheim (of Tim And... fame) and Diplo's Major Lazer have a longstanding relationship when it comes to the dancehall-inflected project's visual needs. Wareheim introduced a Passa Passa-uninitiated to daggering via the day-glo dryhump sessions in the video for "Pon De Floor" and turned Lazer's especially-poppy "Keep It Goin' Louder" into a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 28, 2013

Snoop Lion – “No Regrets” (Feat. T.I. & Amber Coffman)

There are many questionable things about Snoop's fake patois-drenched reboot as roots-reggae uplifter Snoop Lion -- and perhaps, per the NYT, tapping fellow Caribbean appropriators Major Lazer to produce is chief amongst them. But since Snoop's already set down this path for a full album (Reincarnation), this bonus track here is at least a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 26, 2013

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like I'm starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't from the Space Jam soundtrack, "Ignition (Remix)." Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013

Major Lazer – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” Video (Feat. Busy Signal)

The video for "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)," a fired-up track from Major Lazer's new album Free The Universe, takes Diplo and dancehall superstar Busy Signal time-traveling back to 1993, when Kingston, Jamaica was (apparently) overflowing with gold lame and banana-yellow sweatsuits and women's fashions that will hurt your brain. Every single person in thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013

Watch Major Lazer Play Fallon With Dirty Projectors & The Roots

If you caught any of Major Lazer's frantic, fun-as-hell festival-rocking live shows over the last few years, you likely saw girls twerking on speaker-risers, Skerritt Bwoy performing death-defying feats of daggering, and Diplo perched behind his DJ table, looking vaguely bemused at the whole spectacle. But the Major Lazer that appeared last night on LateMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013

Snoop Lion – “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” (Feat. Miley Cyrus)

An incredibly strange confederation of people got together to work on the song "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks": G-rap legend-turned-cuddly reggae croaker Snoop Lion, teen idol-turned-tabloid cautionary tale Miley Cyrus, Diplo-fronted dancehall studio unit Major Lazer, and pop producer/Cass McCombs collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid. Rechtshaid and Major Lazer co-produced the song, which has Snoop and Miley harmonizing pretty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013

Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed” (Feat. Drake & Cori B.)

Diplo's steady co-piloting in Snoop Dogg's self-reinvention into Snoop Lion continues with this Major Lazer-co-produced track "No Guns Allowed." The Beirut-interpolating track features guest vocals from Drake, percussion from the Police's Stewart Copeland, and, making it a family affair, a verse form Snoop's daughter Cori B. and backing vocals from his wife Shante Broadus. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 21, 2013

Watch Major Lazer And Amber Coffman Perform “Get Free” Live For The First Time At SXSW

Major Lazer's 2012 album Free The Universe featured a collaboration with Amber Coffman of the Dirty Projectors, "Get Free." At this year's SXSW both Coffman and Major Lazer finally performed the song for the first time live. Check out a video below. And if you haven't heard the album version, check it out here. More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 16, 2013

Download Major Lazer Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2

The release of Major Lazer's sophomore album Free The Universe looms, and Diplo's cartoonish EDM-dancehall hybrid has already released one free-online EP of remixes and ephemera. And now they've followed it up with Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2, the second in a planned trilogy of EPs. The new one has remixes from Flosstradamus, Blood… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013

Major Lazer – “Jessica” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

We don't get too many opportunities to hear Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig sing in a fake patois, and when one comes along, we've got to collectively grab it and cherish it. Koenig sings lead on "Jessica," a new one-drop robo-reggae tune from Diplo's Major Lazer project, and he switches from a pinched and sweet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013

Major Lazer – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”

Major Lazer's recently delayed sophomore album Free The Universe does not yet have a new release date, but today we get a small glimpse at what's to come with the dancehallstep -- sorry, couldn't resist, guys -- track "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)." That the record hasn't been released feels sort of like Punxsutaweny… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 26, 2013

Download Major Lazer Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1

Major Lazer have a new album on the way, Free the Universe, set to feature Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman, Shaggy, and more. It was previously set for release on 2/19 via Mad Decent/Downtown. According to the band, the release has now been delayed to 2/26. Until then, Major Lazer will release… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 23, 2013

The Top 30 Electronic Dance Tracks Of 2012

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it's been a big year for dance on and off of the pop charts. Regional styles like footwork, juke, and Jersey club went through genre-bending booms, electronic trap instrumentals filtered their… More »

By: Puja Patel / December 26, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of the Week

People don't tend to save their best music videos, so this is a thinner list than most. But if the world does end today, at least you won't die before watching Taylor Swift's version of a Lana Del Rey video. Because that's what Stereogum's readership wants, right? T-Swizzy doing LDR? Check out our picks below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2012

Major Lazer – “Jah No Partial” (Feat. Flux Pavilion) Video

Major Lazer's recent single "Jah No Partial," a collaboration with EDM dude Flux Pavilion, is a weird but exhilarating collision between arena-dubstep and old-school reggae. And its brand-new video shows Diplo and friends on the road, bringing their ridiculously fun live show to festivals across the world. (Belgium, we learn, goes off.) Water canno… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012

Hear Major Lazer & The Hood Internet’s Year-End Mixes

The Hype Machine has an interesting approach to this whole year-end list thing. Rather than putting together an actual list, they've recruited two well-regarded, omnivorous DJ entities to put together party mixes of some of the year's biggest and best tracks. The jittery Major Lazer mix has twerked-up versions of songs from Hot Chip, Santigold,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2012