Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in April and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up April for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. April’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Daft Punk, Showtek, Pryda and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Sebjak, Marcus Schossow, Alesso, Dirty South, and more. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of April!
Diplo’s Major Lazer has been stirring a buzz in 2013, all in preparation for today — the release of their first album since 2009, Free The Universe. From theatrics at Ultra Music Festival to an HBO debut to free music giveaways, Free The Universe has found its way to the public after building anticipation and a slight release delay. Lead by “Jah No Partial,” the dancehall-meets-electronic album follows with impressive collaborations from Shaggy, Laidback Luke, Bruno Mars, and Wyclef Jean. Jump below the break for the tracklist and official release.
Major Lazer ft. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial
Following Skrillex’s new tune in a denim commercial, more heavyweight dance music has made its way into commercials. This time it’s Major Lazer’s collaboration with Shaggy and Wynter Gordan, “Keep Cool,” premiered by HBO in the recent Vice trailer. The track helps set the trailer’s intense content, from the production of Major Lazer to the vocal from Shaggy. “Keep Cool” will be released on Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, Free The Universe, on April 15th.
Once again, Major Lazer announced they will delay the release of their sophomore album Free the Universe. The album was originally set for a November release, but last fall was postponed to February 26th. Now with the second release date quickly approaching, the trio confessed they are not ready to unveil their highly anticipated project just yet — taking to Facebook to apologize to fans.
The Major Lazer crew took to Facebook and Twitter to share the artwork (above) and track list for their forthcoming album Free The Universe out February 19. The tracks and cover art follow the release of an album teaser video, which appeared on Youtube Tuesday. The trio continue to heighten anticipation for Free The Universe, even though we still have two months of waiting. So we can only hope for another single like “Jah No Partial” from the star-studded track list.
Click below the break to check out the laundry list of collaborations as well as the 50-second teaser video.
Major Lazer released the second single “Jah No Partial,” off their forthcoming sophomore album Free the Universe today. In light of the album’s arrival date being pushed back to February 19, the trio tried to tide listeners over by releasing the “Jah No Partial” track with an official music video. Diplo, along with fellow Major Lazer members Jillionaire and Washy Fire, decided to team up with Flux Pavilion on this track to give their rasta-inspired flavor some bulldozing bass. The producers open the track with an acapella vocal sample from reggae/dancehall legend Johnny Osbourne. The sample from Osbourne’s tune “Mr. Marshall” sets a reggae tone before Flux Pavilion comes in with his distinctive bass booms. Click below the break to see the official music video for “Jah No Partial.”