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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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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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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…
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'…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2012 - 4:08 pm
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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…
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,…
Amrit Singh | May 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | March 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2011 - 3:05 pm
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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 dance…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2011 - 11:11 am
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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…
Stereogum | October 14, 2011 - 10:24 am
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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…
Corban Goble | October 12, 2011 - 4:38 pm
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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
Amrit Singh | April 19, 2011 - 1:39 pm
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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…
jessica | October 5, 2010 - 10:24 am
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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…
jessica | September 23, 2010 - 3:53 pm

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…
brandon | August 17, 2010 - 10:05 am
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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 o…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2010 - 6:04 pm

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…
jessica | July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm
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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…
jessica | May 26, 2010 - 2:39 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm
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