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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 »

This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird “let’s dump a bunch of big videos online at once” stunt. I can’t pretend to understand what’s going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week,… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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 vocal…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 21, 2013 - 2:55 pm
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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 Coffma…
Liz Pelly | March 16, 2013 - 2:21 pm
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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
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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
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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'…
Puja Patel | December 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm
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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
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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.
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, omnivorou…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2012 - 10:41 am
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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.
Corban Goble | November 19, 2012 - 4:29 pm
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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 it…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 12:16 pm

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.
Corban Goble | August 29, 2012 - 1:09 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2012 - 10:45 am
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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.
Corban Goble | August 23, 2012 - 1:36 pm
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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…
Puja Patel | August 8, 2012 - 11:51 am
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