Last year, Dada Life released their full-length album, Rules of Dada, delivering fun, bulky electro from start to finish. Having remained quiet since, the Swedish duo returned in 2013 with new versions of their debut hits, starting with renditions of “So Young So High” from Tiësto and Dillon Francis. Their latest single to receive such treatment is “Boing Clash Boom,” one of the album’s most animated offerings. Bringing more boings, clashes, and booms than ever comes Major Lazer, Bingo Players, and Pierce Fulton, each whom lend their unique flavor to spin the track in various directions.
With eyes turning towards the world renowned Tomorrowland as it approaches its July festival date, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike begin shapeshifting records for the Belgian weekend. Taking their hands at Major Lazer‘s “Watch Out For This” — also known as “Bumaye” — the boys put a big room spin on electro-dancehall just as the sub-genre has taken a life of its own. Keep July 28th marked for Tomorrowland and stay tuned for Dimitri and Mike’s custom twists.Posted by
Major Lazer rides high off the success of Free The Universe, and their single with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Mystic, and most recently 2 Chainz has been a standout dance gem. “Bubble Butt” embodies Diplo’s message over the past year or so: a call for ass-shaking. “Express Yourself” sparked a viral dance of its own that had the world doing hand stands and “Butters Theme” had fans seeing triple. “Bubble Butt” now puts the glorified booty-shaking on display once again, this time in tandem with a song that instantly provokes such gyrations.
Major Lazer‘s latest studio album, the dancehall/electronica Free The Universe, has stirred excitement, reception, and momentum for Diplo’s side project. Avoiding synthetic electro from start to finish, the album boasts unprecedented originality, particularly with “Bubble Butt,” the collaboration with Bruno Mars, Tyga, and Mystic. For the track’s remix, Diplo has called upon 2 Chainz, who surprised Major Lazer’s Coachella crowd to rap his verse ahead of its release this Memorial Day Weekend.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Swappi and 1st Klase – Can’t Hold Us (Major Lazer Remix) [Free Download]
They may not be the first to remix Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s infectious “Can’t Hold Us,” but the Major Lazer crew might be the most courageous. Joined by Swappi and 1st Klase, the trio gave the track the trap treatment, with jacked up “jump ups” layered in with the original chorus and hi hats ricocheting off the piano melody. Adding some cred while keeping the elements that made the tune a hit in the first place, the remix blends SoCal vibes with a trap that goes down smooth. The Mad Decent team threw a cherry on top by giving the remix away as a free download, so click below to grab yours now.Posted by
Diplo isn’t Major Lazer‘s only solo trooper. Walshy Fire has branched out to represent his band independently with an all new “Workout Mix” premiered by Potato. Dishing out reggae, quick-paced electro, and a frenetic fusion of both, Walshy doesn’t distance himself far from Major Lazer, but supplies fans with what they loved about Free The Universe. Take this 45-minute workout mix on the go and express yourself while working on your summertime fitness.
Coming off the release of their 2013 artist album, Free The Universe, Diplo’s side project is taking on a challenge for their latest production. Known for downtempo and dancehall tunes, Major Lazer counteracts everything familiar about Dada Life‘s “Boing Clash Boom,” restructuring the boisterous track with bouncy reggaeton. The clashs and booms are long gone, and the Rules of Dada offering has gone through a complete transformation to become an unrecognizable party-starter to be released soon via So Much Dada.Posted by
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
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 15 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.