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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

The Prodigy – “Smack My Bitch Up (Major Lazer Remix)”

Next month, XL will reissue the Prodigy's The Fat Of The Land, a release that will be couple with an EP of remixes and extras. Today, Major Lazer dropped their buzzing take on "Smack My Bitch Up" and you can hear that below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 19, 2012

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

Even through its great first single "Get Free" has been floating around for months, Major Lazer's forthcoming sophomore album Free The Universe has seen its release pushed back, and it won't be out until early next year. But here's another indication of how it might sound: New track "Jah No Partial," in which Diplo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012

No Doubt – “Push And Shove” (Prod. Diplo)

Here's another new single from the reunited No Doubt, the Push And Shove title track which the group premiered today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. Diplo is along for the ride and the producer instills some energy into the anthem. Bassist Tony Kanal: "It's our 'Bohemian Rhapsody'" (via RS). Any way the wind… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 29, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven't been charting it or anything, but I've been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here's something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012

Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman) Video

Here's the vibrant, energetic clip for Major Lazer's "Get Free," a video that also features bite-sized dip-ins from Diplo and the featured vocalist Amber Coffman. SoMe directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 23, 2012

Behind The Scenes At Mad Decent Block Party

On Sunday night Diplo's Mad Decent imprint came to Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park for the third stop of their annual label showcase and summer sweatfest that is the Mad Decent Block Party. First held as a one-off rager in front of their Philadelphia headquarters in 2008, the block parties were originally meant to promote the then-tiny… More »

By: Puja Patel / August 8, 2012

No Doubt – “Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)”

A lot has changed since No Doubt sold an album to the public 11 years ago. For one, Jimmy Fallon went from SNL cut-up to cutting edge talk show host. For another, Diplo became a thing, as did his Switch-collabo project Major Lazer, as did the overarching blog-baiting remix economy. No Doubt is checking all… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 8, 2012

Major Lazer Free The Universe Details

A few months ago, Major Lazer, the dancehall project from Diplo and Switch, released "Get Free," the surprisingly restrained and pretty collaboration with Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman. And we've been hearing bits and pieces about a new Major Lazer album for a long time now. Today, the group finally got around to announcing the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012

Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are” (Major Lazer Remix)

On their remix of Hot Chip's "Look At Where We Are," Major Lazer take the sensitive, starry-eyed synthpop of the original and inject it with both lilting summertime one-drop reggae and cheesed-out populist bass-fuzz EDM, which is quite a trick. Your mileage may vary, but I'd say the song comes out all the better… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012 In Photos

Over the long weekend Detroit hosted the Movement Electronic Music Festival, an event that featured people like Public Enemy, Major Lazer, SBTRKT, Araabmuzik and many more in the city's Hart Plaza. Chris Atto was there to document. This gallery's a little more scenery-heavy than usual, which is because some of the images make… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012

Watch No Doubt Prep New Major Lazer-Assisted Track “Push & Shove”

Last summer we posted a photo from Major Lazer's visit to No Doubt laboratories, where Diplo and Switch made nice with Gwen Stefani's crew and, according to @NoDoubt's tweet that day, worked on a collabo track called "Push And Shove." That demo has survived every subsequent production, label, and band meeting to the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2012

Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

Last month Major Lazer previewed "Get Free," a track for which Diplo recruited Dirty Projectors siren Amber Coffman. Well now, it's out today, and downloadable at majorlazergetfree.com for the price of an email. It's good! There's a video, too, featuring Major Lazer's cartoon dancehall commando sitting on a pile of dinosaur bones and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2012

Hear A Preview Of A New Major Lazer Song Featuring Amber Coffman

Major Lazer dropped a tour teaser today that premiered a snippet of a the new "Get Free," a track that features Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman. It's out officially 4/16, but scope the trailer in the meantime and check out some tour dates below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of this week wasn't an actual video; it was a tantalizing glimpse of one. Joanna Newsom's forthcoming clip for "Good Intentions Paving Company" looks to be a whimsy-dazed force of nature, and the minute or so that we got to watch was enough to pop eyeballs. In the absence… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2011

Major Lazer – “Original Don” Video

The video for Major Lazer's "Original Don" takes place in an unassuming suburban house in which the only people who don't perform elaborately choreographed dances with bladed weapons are Diplo and the grandma. The grandma, it bears mentioning, is the best-dressed person in the entire video. The Partysquad directs, pulling the whole thing from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2011

The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It's going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has "quietly" put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to shamelessly fun bangers, but she has done it without some of the fanfare associated with other pop stars. And, you know, the musical work is stellar; it make… More »

By: Stereogum / October 14, 2011

Major Lazer – “Original Don”

Major Lazer has been dormant since (kind of?) collaborating with Beyoncé for "Girls (Run The World)", but that wasn't bound to last. Head over to 107.7 The End to hear new jam "Original Don" and two other new Major Lazer demos. Photo credit to Zane Lowe's BBC blog. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 12, 2011

Beyoncé & Major Lazer Team Up On “Girls (Who Run The World)”

It's no surprise that Diplo has Beyoncé in his Blackberry considering there was that bit about how they were in the studio with Derek from Sleigh Bells for a few minutes last year. But instead of it being the guitarist Miller, it is the producer Switch who rounds out this collaboration to make it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 19, 2011