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Major Lazer – “Percumajor” Video

Major Lazer did a dancehall take on Cajmere's 1992 club hit "Coffee Pot (It's Time for the Percolator)." The track doesn't have much on the original, but the animated video has a lot of great cameos from Stephen Hawking, Michael Jackson, Gizmo, and Michael Jordan. It's directed by Konee Rok. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / October 5, 2010

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – “The Bike Song” (Major Lazer Remix)

In its original form "The Bike Song" is a breezy ode to Peter Panism. Major Lazer's remix focuses on Spank Rock's verse, so it's a lot less cute, a lot more sexual. Of course. Have a listen:… More »

By: jessica / September 23, 2010

Øyafestivalen 2010 In Photos

Beyond taking place in beautiful Oslo, Norway one of Øya Festival's strongest points is its eclecticism: When I attended in 2006 (and met Amrit), I was excited by Enslaved, the Knife, and Morrissey performing in the same space (though not on the same stage at the same time, unfortunately). As you'll see… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2010

Major Lazer – “Jump Up” (Thom Yorke Remix)

Skerrit Bwoy's swagger and dagger has a lot to do with why Diplo and Switch's dancehall party gets off the ground (literally) live, but on record, it's those two DJs' studious studio effort, work ethic, savvy. And if that's your criteria for a remixer, getting Thom Yorke to follow one of "Jump Up"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2010

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010's Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience out of its languor. Girls were pretty but wispy -- though they sounded stronger as I walked over to Washed Out, who had the audience clapping along to hi… More »

By: jessica / July 19, 2010

Major Lazer and La Roux Lazerproof Mixtape

Major Lazer (AKA DJs Switch and Diplo) and La Roux's Elly Jackson teamed up in Jamaica for the Lazerproof mixtape, available as a free download from Mad Decent today. The name comes from Major Lazer plus the name of La Roux's biggest hit to date, "Bullet Proof," (so you can expect a mix of Lazer'… More »

By: jessica / May 26, 2010

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated "Losing My Edge" to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering "Communication Breakdown" and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn't… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW's metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010

Major Lazer – “Sound Of Siren” (Feat. M.I.A. & Busy Signal)

This track surfaced yesterday, initially reported as a Busy Signal track featuring M.I.A. from the dancehall dude's Hott Ed Turf!!! mixtape, a credit later clarified by Diplo as "actually part of the major lazer EP thats out in APril." Major Lazer EP out in April! Skerrit Bwoy is already daggering a bottle of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2010

Sleigh Bells Tour With Major Lazer, Yeasayer

Brooklyn duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller aka Sleigh Bells quickly went from the kids down the hall with the homespun, beat-distorted serrated-pop CD-R to a Band To Watch and the toast of CMJ '09 and, still without an album to their name, their 2010 is set to be even higher profile: They'll be… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2010

Major Lazer Cover Beyoncé

OK so the Grannys (right? Because of how old they are? Terrible.) happened last night, we've covered it. Hopefully you were doing better things, like watching Coldplay be funny on The Simpsons or, if you're a weirdo, something not TV related at all. But if you were watching the NARAS shitshow, hopefully you were… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2010

Aziz Ansari Teaches Jimmy Kimmel About Major Lazer’s Skerrit Bwoy

Here it is, a post about late night TV that has nothing to do with the Leno/Conan scandal. Just Aziz Ansari doing a funny interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, whatever that is, about hanging out with Skerrit Bwoy from Major Lazer. Get in it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 14, 2010

The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos Of 2009

Why all the nudity in 2009? Well, look at this way: The affordability of video production technology has made it easier for everybody to get in the game; the unceremonious death of music television has shifted the means of music video distribution to the internet, where it's less about FCC than about NSFW; and let'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 26, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Keep It Goin’ Louder” (Eric Wareheim Version)

The DayGlo Ferry Gouw/Jason Miller-directed clip for Diplo & Switch's zombie jam was pretty rad, but Eric Wareheim (who previously set "Pon De Floor" to dancehall dry humping) also did a Great Job. Watch his version here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 23, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Pon De Floor”

Tim & Eric's Eric Wareheim continues stockpiling hipster cred by taking a directorial credit on this new Major Lazer video. He brought a bit of an Awesome Show Great Job! sensibility to that clip for MGMT's "The Youth," but this one is more akin to his work on that hardcore-sex-masked-by-cute-animations piece for FlyingMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2009

New Major Lazer Video – “Hold The Line”

As we've mentioned, Major Lazer is "Paper Planes" producers Switch and Diplo's collaborative and conceptual dancehall project. As the concept goes, he's "a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984," etc. (e.g., he gets around on a rocket-powered silver-surfer board). Clearly someone of Major Lazer's stature (and super-powered prosthetic… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009

“Paper Planes” Producers Recruit Santigold For Monster War

"Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA." Pre… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009
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