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Life Is Beautiful Festival 2016 Lineup: J. Cole, Jane’s Addiction, Major Lazer, and More

Las Vegas' Life Is Beautiful festival will have a strong lineup in its fourth year: The three-day event — which has featured Stevie Wonder, OutKast, and…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2016

‘Calentura: Global Bassment’ Gets Jacked-Up Low-End From Bass Producers

Fania Records has partnered with global-focused bass DJ crew Calentura for a compilation of remixed tracks from the Latin label's iconic catalog. Calentura: Global Bassment, out…
Harley Brown / March 10, 2016

Photos: Major Lazer’s Historic Performance in Havana, Cuba

On March 6, Major Lazer became one of the first large-scale American acts to perform in Cuba since both countries' diplomatic ties were restored in 2015.
SPIN Staff / March 7, 2016

Katy B Squads Up With Major Lazer and Craig David on ‘Who Am I’

Katy B's upcoming album Honey is a star-studded affair — the two tracks we've gotten thus far feature Floating Points and Four Tet as well was KAYTRANADA…
Brennan Carley / February 4, 2016

Major Lazer Will Be the First Major U.S. Act to Play Cuba Since Newly Restored Diplomatic Ties

Diplo's genre-crossing Major Lazer has always been a solid indicator of where the sounds of Top 40, dancehall, electronic, and reggae stitch together. That's why…
Brennan Carley / January 12, 2016

Sasquatch! 2016 Lineup: Florence + the Machine, the Cure, Disclosure, More

Sasquatch! has announced its 2016 lineup, topped by perhaps soon-to-be perennial festival headliner Florence + the Machine (not that we're complaining by any means). The…
Harley Brown / January 12, 2016

D.R.A.M. Hops On Remix of Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Powerful’

D.R.A.M.'s making the most of his banner 2015: squabbling with Drake over his alleged sampling of the Virginia hip-hop up and comer's "Cha Cha;" releasing a…
Brennan Carley / November 18, 2015

Diplo’s Cooking in the Kitchen in Major Lazer’s ‘Too Original’ Music Video

Major Lazer's Peace Is the Mission impacted at the top of the summer, but Diplo and friends have only just released the music video for their…
Brennan Carley / September 24, 2015

Major Lazer and Eric Prydz Are Getting Shows on Beats 1

Diplo of Major Lazer and Eric Prydz are both going to host new shows on Beats 1 starting next month, Apple announced today. Diplo's show, Lazer…
James Grebey / September 18, 2015

Diplo Says ‘Lean On’ Was Initially Meant for Nicki Minaj or Rihanna

Major Lazer's "Lean On" is an unmitigated success story for Diplo and his fellow producers, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire. It features Danish singer…
Brennan Carley / August 19, 2015

Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ Blast Through ‘Lean On’ on ‘GMA’

After this weekend's wild Mad Decent Block Party in Coney Island, Diplo brought his Major Lazer team to Good Morning America — alongside DJ Snake and…
Brennan Carley / August 10, 2015

Ellie Goulding Gets Supernatural in Major Lazer’s ‘Powerful’ Video

It's been a big week for Major Lazer, who a few days ago tackled Frank Ocean's "Lost" with MØ. Diplo's dancehall outfit has now released…
Harley Brown / July 24, 2015

Major Lazer and MØ Take on Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ With Reggae-Inspired Cover

Major Lazer's wonky, off-the-wall synths might not seem like the best fit for a song from smooth crooner Frank Ocean, but Diplo and co. managed…
James Grebey / July 21, 2015

Ty Dolla $ign Remixed Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’

Though there's still no word on a release date for his debut, Free T.C., Ty Dolla $ign has offered a take on Major Lazer and DJ…
Rachel Brodsky / July 17, 2015

Major Lazer and Mø Bring Fierce ‘Lean On’ to ‘Fallon’

One of our 63 Best Songs of 2015 So Far, "Lean On" featuring DJ Snake and Mø is also one of the best songs to…
Harley Brown / June 25, 2015

Review: Major Lazer Sputter Out on ‘Peace Is the Mission’

You likely aren't approaching a Major Lazer record looking for substance — the experience is about shirtless electronic music by way of the islands — but…
Brennan Carley / June 4, 2015

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Dives Deep on Influences for ‘Peace Is the Mission’

Before Walshy Fire was known for unleashing bashment bangers as one-third of Major Lazer along with Diplo and Jillionaire, the producer cut his teeth in Black Chiney, a Miami-based…
Harley Brown / June 2, 2015

RiFF RAFF and Major Lazer Double Up for ‘2 Cups’

Though Major Lazer have their upcoming Peace Is the Mission very much on the horizon (it's out on June 1) they've just shared "Double Cup," a clanging collaboration…
Brennan Carley / May 12, 2015

Hear a Snippet of Major Lazer and Mø’s Remake of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’

On Diplo's Snapchat last night, the producer shared a brief snippet of what appears to be a Major Lazer remake of Frank Ocean's 2012 song "Lost"
Brennan Carley / May 7, 2015

Major Lazer Electrifies Stromae’s ‘Ave Cesaria’ on Bumpin’ New Remix

Up-and-coming Belgian rapper/singer Stromae has gotten a couple big co-signs recently. Last month, Kanye West joined him onstage during his Coachella set, and now Major…
James Grebey / May 6, 2015
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