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Major Lazer, IZA, and Ciara convene for simmering, multilingual single, ‘Evapora’

Contrary to its title, Ciara, IZA, and Major Lazer‘s new collaboration, “Evapora,” is unlikely to evaporate from electronic charts once it makes its assured arrival. The star power-packed single positions Portuguese vocalist, IZA, alongside the “One, Two Step” hip-hop/dance-pop sensation, Ciara, for a multilingual effort that sees IZA sing in her native tongue. Ciara’s verses, […]

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Major Lazer, IZA, and Ciara convene for simmering, multilingual single, ‘Evapora’

Contrary to its title, Ciara, IZA, and Major Lazer‘s new collaboration, “Evapora,” is unlikely to evaporate from electronic charts once it makes its assured arrival. The star power-packed single positions Portuguese vocalist, IZA, alongside the “One, Two Step” hip-hop/dance-pop sensation, Ciara, for a multilingual effort that sees IZA sing in her native tongue. Ciara’s verses, […]

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Major Lazer and J Balvin tap fan talents in ‘Que Calor’ music video

When two hitmakers become one, the result is destined for radio wave domination. Such is the case with Major Lazer and J. Balvin, who teamed up with El Alfa for “Que Calor.” The Latin-infused production loosens up the dancefloor with titillating flute trills and fluid rhythms. Paired with spitfire verses from J Balvin and El […]

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Lunar Lunes: R3HAB reveals new CYB3RPVNK single, Madeaux releases ‘ME & U’ + more

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick […]

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Lunar Lunes: R3HAB reveals new CYB3RPVNK single, Madeaux releases ‘ME & U’ + more

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick […]

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Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’

Major Lazer and Khalid have teamed up for a swooning feeler entitled “Trigger,” released on the soundtrack for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding: Timefall, due November 7. Combining both artists’ strong points, the radio-rendered production lays a bed of lush synths for Khalid’s crooning vocals to rest upon and flourish. The soft chords caress […]

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Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’

Major Lazer and Khalid have teamed up for a swooning feeler entitled “Trigger,” released on the soundtrack for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding: Timefall, due November 7. Combining both artists’ strong points, the radio-rendered production lays a bed of lush synths for Khalid’s crooning vocals to rest upon and flourish. The soft chords caress […]

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Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’

Major Lazer and Khalid have teamed up for a swooning feeler entitled “Trigger,” released on the soundtrack for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding: Timefall, due November 7. Combining both artists’ strong points, the radio-rendered production lays a bed of lush synths for Khalid’s crooning vocals to rest upon and flourish. The soft chords caress […]

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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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