Download a new remix by Major Lazer (playing Mad Decent Block Party 7/27)

Major Lazer

Electronic dancehall party starters Major Lazer just dropped a free remix of “The Fog” by Machel Montano. Spearheaded by Diplo, the EDM group released its new album, Free the Universe, in April and featured a ridiculous variety of artists, from Ezra Koenig to Bruno Mars to dancehall artists like Busy Signal. Major Lazer is embarking on a nationwide tour headlining the Mad Decent Block Parties. The very first Mad Decent Block Party was in Philadelphia (when the label was still based in Philly), and the day-long event returns to Penn’s Landing on July 27th. You can find more information here.


Download Major Lazer’s remix of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (playing Roots Picnic on Saturday, June 1)

macklemore-960 Below, download a Major Lazer remix of “Can’t Hold Us,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It’s an unstoppable groove-a-thon, perfect for any party.

Major Lazer’s new album, Free The Universe, is out now. They play the Mad Decent Block Party on Saturday, July 27.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis play the Roots Picnic on Saturday, June 1. Tickets here.


Download Major Lazer’s “Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 3”

lazervol3DJ and producer Diplo’s Major Lazer releases its new album Free The Universe on April 15th on Secretly Canadian Records. Major Lazer tweeted a download link to the latest in their Lazer Strikes Back remix EP’s. Download volume three here.

Download volume 2 here.
Download volume 1 here.

Volume 3 tracklist:
1. Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial (Vato Gonzalez Remix)
2. Major Lazer – Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors (Avicii Edit)
3. Major Lazer – Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors (CAMO UFOs Remix)
4. No Doubt – Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)



Listen to a new Major Lazer song featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend playing WXPN’s SXSW broadcast this Friday)

Pitchfork has reported that BBC’s Radio One debuted a new song, “Jessica”, by Major Lazer from Diplo and company’s forthcoming album, Free The Universe, our April 15th on Secretly Canadian. It featured Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of Vampire Weekend. VW’s new album, Modern Vampires Of The City, is out on May 6th. Listen to it the breezy reggae jam below. Vampire Weekend are playing WXPN’s South By Southwest live broadcast this Friday on a bill that includes Divine Fits, Iron & Wine, Dawes, Charles Bradley, Artist To Watch Pickwick, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. The broadcast starts at 1PM ET.


Watch the new Major Lazer video, “Jah No Partial ft. Flux Pavilion” (partially filmed in Philly)

Major Lazer has a new video for “Jah No Partial” (featuring Flux Pavillion) that was partially filmed in Philly during the Mad Decent block party. We all know that Diplo and his colleagues know how to throw a party and this video captures the Major Lazer crew in full effect. “Jah No Partial” is from the band’s forthcoming album Major Lazer Frees The Universe coming out on February 19th on Mad Decent/Downtown Records. You can buy the single here. Last week Diplo received two Grammy nominations; one for Producer of The Year and one for Best R&B Performance for co-writing Usher’s “Climax.” Take a listen to Diplo’s production work from the last year here. Below, watch the video for “Jah No Partial.”


Listen to a new Major Lazer song, “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavillion

Diplo’s electro-reggae-dubstep-party collective Major Lazer releases its new album, Major Lazer Frees The Universe, on February 19 on Mad Decent/Downtown Records. Listen to a new song, “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavillion. Along with Diplo, the Major Lazer crew now includes DJ/Producer Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Below the song, listen to the original sample that the song was based on, “Mr. Marshall” by reggae legend Johnny Osbourne.


Watch a new video from Major Lazer for “Get Free”

Local-boy-gone-L.A. Diplo teamed up with former Major Lazer-mate Switch and The Dirty Projector‘s Amber Coffman for his latest single, “Get Free.” The group worked with director SoMe to produce a new music video for the song, which is notable for its low-key vibes and laid-back flutey tones. “Get Free” is featured on Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, Free the Universe, out November 6th on Downtown/Mad Decent. Watch the video for “Get Free” below.


Mad Decent Block Party lineup announced, features Bonde Do Role, POPO, and others

Brace yourselves: the dudes over at Mad Decent are gearing up for their annual Block Party and with the line-up they announced yesterday, things are definitely going to get loud, probably crazy, and certainly awesome. This year, names gracing Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza include Major Lazer (of course), as well as Bonde Do Role, Riff Raff, DJ Sega, Reptar, POPO, and others. If you’re all about the new-school electronica, hip-hop, and experimental wave, this is the train you don’t want to miss. The Party goes down from noon to 9pm on August 4th. The event is free for all ages, but an RSVP is required (you can RSVP here). For more information — including the full line-up — check out the Facebook event page.

Below, stream Diplo‘s new retooling of his Major Lazer remix for Hot Chip‘s “Look At Where We Are.”


Photo recap: Day Two, Roots Picnic

All photos of The Roots Picnic by Eric Ashleigh. Check out the rest of the photos from the Roots Picnic here.


Roots Picnic lineup announced; two days on June 2nd and 3rd at Festival Pier

The Roots picnic is being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd at Festival Pier. According to an announcement at Okayplayer the lineup includes: The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul (backed by the Roots), Wale, Diplo, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, tune-yards, Shabazz Palaces, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Danny Brown, The Hood Internet, Chill Moody, Flosstradamus, Stretch Armstrong, Star Slinger, Mr. MFN Exquire, Kids These Days, DJ Diamond Kuts. Also in the mix is James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem who will be doing a special DJ set. There is a special pre-sale today from 10 am to 10 pm. Go here for tickets and more information. General public tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 am.