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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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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…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 19, 2013 - 2:09 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | May 31, 2013 - 4:05 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 28, 2013 - 2:56 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | April 26, 2013 - 2:23 pm

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…
Aaron Lariviere | April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 3:07 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 8:52 am

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…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 9:51 am

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 21, 2013 - 2:55 pm

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…
Liz Pelly | March 16, 2013 - 2:21 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2013 - 11:37 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 8:44 am

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 26, 2013 - 1:56 pm

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…
Liz Pelly | February 23, 2013 - 11:44 am

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…
Puja Patel | December 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2012 - 1:53 pm

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.
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 10:41 am