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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 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 - 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 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 Diamonds,… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 Phil… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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. 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 cannons blast,… More »

By: 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 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 - 10:41 am

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 - 4:29 pm

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 enlist… More »

By: 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. 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 blows, I… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 29, 2012 - 1:09 pm

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 - 10:45 am

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 - 1:36 pm

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 - 11:51 am

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 - 9:45 am

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 details:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm

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 for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 4:08 pm

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 the fest… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

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 point that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm