Saturday, 20 June 2009

MOAR BASS PLZ - Part 3: Major Lazer

Major Lazer is the Carribean-infused side project of fidget godfather Switch and Mad Decent label boss Diplo. It revolves around the fictional character Major Lazer, "a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA." So far, so weird. But an eclectic mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall rhythms, raggamuffin chants and crunk autotune from superproducers like Switch and Diplo has got to be worth a listen. That's what I thought and I'm glad I did.

I'll be posting an album review as soon as I can get my hands on it, but until then here are two massive Major Lazer originals. Vocal dupstep tune "Anything Goes" featuring Turbulence, and lead single "Hold The Line", a self proclaimed "surf rock ragga thingamajig" featuring Mr Lexx and Santigold.

Major Lazer - Anything Goes [Right Click To Download]

Major Lazer - Hold The Line (DJ Edit) [Right Click To Download]



Ariel said...

OMG, does "Anything Goes" really sample the 2046 movie theme? Cool.

Anonymous said...

Major Lazer @ iTunes here: