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Major Lazer, Skepta, Jai Paul and more feature on new FIFA 2020 soundtrack [Stream]

New FIFA is just around the corner, and with it comes another premier soundtrack to get hooked on whilst playing one invigorating match after another. Each year, FIFA takes pride in their curation, collecting a variety of genres from an assortment of cultures—perfect for the international spectacle of soccer. This year is no different. With […]

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Major Lazer, Skepta, Jai Paul and more feature on new FIFA 2020 soundtrack [Stream]

New FIFA is just around the corner, and with it comes another premier soundtrack to get hooked on whilst playing one invigorating match after another. Each year, FIFA takes pride in their curation, collecting a variety of genres from an assortment of cultures—perfect for the international spectacle of soccer. This year is no different. With […]

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Major Lazer, Skepta, Jai Paul and more feature on new FIFA 2020 soundtrack [Stream]

New FIFA is just around the corner, and with it comes another premier soundtrack to get hooked on whilst playing one invigorating match after another. Each year, FIFA takes pride in their curation, collecting a variety of genres from an assortment of cultures—perfect for the international spectacle of soccer. This year is no different. With […]

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Major Lazer teams up with J Balvin and El Alfa for ‘Que Calor’

Major Lazer has teamed up with J Balvin and El Alfa for their newest single, “Que Calor.” Major Lazer has collaborated previously with both featured artists, and the track takes inspiration from each of their home countries. It samples Toto La Momposina’s traditional Colombian-cumbia classic “Curara” and Dominican dembow rhythms. The release is ultimately a feel-good […]

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Major Lazer teams up with J Balvin and El Alfa for ‘Que Calor’

Major Lazer has teamed up with J Balvin and El Alfa for their newest single, “Que Calor.” Major Lazer has collaborated previously with both featured artists, and the track takes inspiration from each of their home countries. It samples Toto La Momposina’s traditional Colombian-cumbia classic “Curara” and Dominican dembow rhythms. The release is ultimately a feel-good […]

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Beyoncé reconnects with Diplo, enlists Major Lazer on ‘Lion King’ companion album

Beyoncé and Diplo last joined forces on 2016’s year defining Lemonade, which would go on to grab nine Grammy nominations. Before that, Queen Bey famously sampled Major Lazer’s breakout “Pon De Floor” on her anthemic 2011 hit, “Run The World.” Now, the pair are reuniting once again, this time on Beyoncé’s highly anticipated Lion King: […]

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The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is cancelled

Just over a week before the upcoming installment of Mad Decent Block Party, the label/event brand took to Facebook to confirm the festival’s imminent cancellation. The rather nebulous announcement attributes the decision to “circumstances beyond our control,” hindering organizers from throwing the festival “the way that it was envisioned.” The hallowed annual event has been […]

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Major Lazer and Anitta release colorful new video for ‘Make It Hot’

Major Lazer has debuted the video for their new summer single “Make It Hot” featuring Brazilian superstar Anitta. The video is in partnership with BACARDI, with the famous rum brand making several appearances throughout the feature. The song unites Spanish vocals from Anitta with the group’s dancehall-inspired signature sound, with the viewer participating in the […]

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Major Lazer & Anitta crank the heat in new track, ‘Make It Hot’

With Diplo’s signature Mad Decent Block Party just a month away, fresh material from the EDM goliath’s very own dancehall collective, Major Lazer, serves as a warm welcome to the impending festival season. In what started as a project to repackage reggae and dancehall to the dance music masses, the Diplo-led trio—which also sports the […]

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Diplo gets saucy with Barstool Sports in pizza-themed lead up to Mad Decent Block Party

Diplo, the DJ-turned-pizza-authority recently joined Barstool’s Dave Portnoy as the first electronic artist in over 600 episodes of Portnoy’s One Bite pizza reviews. In the episode, Diplo drops his review of an artisan pie from Sotto 13 in New York, while Portnoy does the same, between an anecdote involving Diplo, the cameraman and, unsurprisingly, a […]

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Diplo on addition of Ape Drums to Major Lazer, ‘It’s like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead’

In recent weeks, Jillionaire quietly slipped away from Major Lazer and was replaced by Ape Drums for the group’s ramping performance schedule. The move came without much fanfare until the news officially broke on June 3. A few weeks ago, when Major Lazer began promoting the concept for their new Lazerism LP, Dancing Astronaut reached […]

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Diplo on addition of Ape Drums to Major Lazer, ‘It’s like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead’

In recent weeks, Jillionaire quietly slipped away from Major Lazer and was replaced by Ape Drums for the group’s ramping performance schedule. The move came without much fanfare until the news officially broke on June 3. A few weeks ago, when Major Lazer began promoting the concept for their new Lazerism LP, Dancing Astronaut reached […]

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Jillionaire officially departs from Major Lazer, replaced by Ape Drums

Major Lazer is changing shape once again, following the departure of longtime member, Jillionaire. The dancehall trio took its current form in late 2011 with the exit of Major Lazer’s original member, Switch. Since then, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire helped Diplo propel Major Lazer into a hit-making machine, though now, ahead of Lazerism—presumed to be […]

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Walshy Fire of Major Lazer announces debut solo album, ‘ABENG,’ shares lead single, ‘No Negative Vibes’

While he may be best known as the Master of Ceremonies for Major Lazer, Walshy Fire is also a producer and DJ of his own accord, and now he’s ready to put forth his debut solo album, ABENG, along with the LP’s first single, “No Negative Vibes.” The title of the album refers to an […]

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Wuki enlists Ship Wrek for another infectious homage to Daft Punk on ‘Techno Logic’

WUKILEAKS is the (now-not-so-hidden) gem account for DJs across the Internet—a project that started approximately three years ago by Kris Berman—better known as Wuki. The Denver-based producer started off with mash-ups of Busta Rhymes, the Six Flags-famed “We Like To Party” theme, and more, all of which instantly exploded into DJ sets everywhere. One year […]

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Stream Major Lazer’s surprise Do LaB set from Coachella 2019

A cornerstone of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival experience, Do LaB‘s carefully curated stage, rallies expert electronic acts for a high caliber lineup within the festival’s larger billing. Central to Do LaB’s diverse annual lineups are a slew of surprise guests, whom Do LaB situates among its showcased acts. In the past, Do LaB has […]

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Major Lazer share their first single ‘Can’t Take It From Me’ from final upcoming studio album

Since teasing their fourth and final studio album Music Is The Weapon, Major Lazer have stayed relatively quiet up until now. The dancehall trio consisting of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire have finally released their first single “Can’t Take It From Me” enlisting vocals from Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip, and returning to their signature blend […]

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Diplo teases possible return of short-lived Major Lazer animated series

Back in 2015, Major Lazer took their visuals to the next level, developing an entire cartoon world around their animated freedom fighter mascot and bringing it to life. The Major Lazer cartoon, which premiered on FXX in April of 2015, featured the group’s titular character it a futuristic post-apocalyptic Jamaica, protecting the people, fending off […]

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Diplo plans to reinvent Mad Decent Block Party into mega festival, Mad City

Mad Decent Block Party may be making a return and Diplo wants the party to be bigger than ever. The California producer has reportedly been building an ambitious proposal aimed at throwing what’s being called a “Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival” with SGE Entertainment—the company that produced festivals like Lost Lands and […]

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Diplo shares release date for LSD’s first full-length album

Dance-pop power squad LSD are officially on the calendar for their first studio album release, which Diplo announced via Instagram will touch down April 12. The trio, comprised of production stylings from Mad Decent label head, Diplo himself, with vocal accompaniment from Sia and Labrinth, have accrued torrential, radio-ravaging popularity, despite a sparse sonic catalog […]

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