Dancing With The Stars – Major Lazer’s Light It Up (Remix) – Tonight!

Light It Up (Remix) on Dancing With The Stars – Tonight!

Major Lazer’s: Give Me Future (Documentary & Soundtrack)

Give Me Future, a film that explores the communist island of Cuba and the resilient culture of its people while giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Caribbean-dance trio’s historic Cuban concert.

The film can now be seen exclusively on Apple Music, but anyone with a Spotify account can tun in to the movie’s soundtrack, which offers nine tracks featured in and inspired by the documentary. It opens with Major Lazer’s single “Particula,” from the group’s recent EP Know No Better. It also features original tunes from Diplo and Major Lazer, as well as songs from Valentino Khan and Sean PaulWalshy FireJillionaire, a demo version of the smash DJ Snake collab “Lean On” and more.

Official Trailer:

Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future (Music From & Inspired By the Film) by Major Lazer

Major Lazer’s Give Me Future Documentary

‘Give Me Future’ out on Apple Music on November 17th.

“Diplo feat. Nicky Da B – “Express Yourself” reigning in at #2 on Billboard’s ’15 Best Diplo Songs’

Nicky Da B’s fiery, genre-swapping spirit lives on in the adventurous track, not to mention its colorful, hypnotic video.

Full Billboard article here.


Major Lazer’s “Powerful” on NBC “World Of Dance”


“Since the beginning, Major Lazer has operated on one key insight: that pop music is now a truly global phenomenon, with fans and hot new sounds as likely to be found in Lagos, Nigeria, as they are in Los Angeles. Diplo’s own production career took off in 2007 with M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” a top five Hot 100 smash by the Sri Lankan singer-rapper born in London, and built around a Clash riff, which defined the sound of the mid-2000s. Music is, in a way, only now catching up. Near the peak of its set in Miami, Major Lazer drops the clearest evidence yet of pop’s borderlessness in the form of “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s sun-splashed reggaetón hit, sung entirely in Spanish. The remix featuring Justin Bieber is now in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100; Major Lazer played its own propulsive remix of the original. Or take another recent Hot 100 No. 1, Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You,” with its West African lilt — proof of the Major Lazer guys’ prediction that Afropop sounds are the next big thing.

If anyone has experience putting on shows in places that don’t usually get top acts, it’s Major Lazer. The group played for an estimated half-million people in Havana in 2016; it chronicled the experience in a well-received documentary, Give Me Future, which premiered at Sundance this year. Basically alone among headline-level touring acts, it has returned again and again to play shows throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and South Asia, seeing the crowds grow each time. Diplo and Walshy recently spent 10 days in Africa, doing shows as Major Lazer in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and Rwanda. “They were really good shows,” says Walshy, adding that the crowds were in the thousands and knew every song. “It’s kind of weird to think that [touring there has] been so off the radar for so many bands.”

Major Lazer got its start nearly a decade ago, when Diplo and his early production partner Switch, a U.K. beatmaker, had a bunch of tracks left over from producing M.I.A.’s breakthrough, Arular, and follow-up, Kala. They corralled dancehall stars to jump on the beats; the standout, the Vybz Kartel-voiced “Pon de Floor,” eventually fueled Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls).” Jillionaire was involved from nearly the beginning, when he brought the duo to Trinidad to play some parties. Several MCs cycled through before Walshy joined in 2012 from the dancehall crew Black Chiney, whose apocalyptically party-starting beats and squad of seriously athletic female dancers inspired the Major Lazer live show.”

Full Billboard cover story here.