MAJOR LAZER ANNOUNCES NEW EP, LAZERS NEVER DIE, COMING JULY 20th!
NEW TRACKS FEATURING M.I.A. AND COLLIE BUDDZ, REMIXES FROM THOM YORKE, BURAKA SOM SISTEMA & MORE
MAJOR LAZER’S GUIDE TO DAGGERING STARRING SKERRIT BWOY, WORLD PREMIERE
Armed to the teeth with island swagger and airhorns in abundance, the dynamic duo of Diplo and Switch return as Major Lazer with a new EP, Lazers Never Die out July 20th! Unsurprisingly, they’re again joined by an army of A-list collaborators and remixers. The title is a testament; the EP, to be released by Mad Decent/Downtown/Interscope , succeeds in its intent to stoke the flames that were ignited with Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, their much-lauded 2009 full-length debut.
The product of ceaseless global touring and countless hours at the infamous Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica, Lazers Never Die looks beyond the dancehall riddims of their debut and focuses on an authentic, instrument-driven dancehall approach. Chief-cosigner Collie Buddz is in attendance for the brand-new “Good Enough”, while longtime collaborator M.I.A. does her thing on the appropriately-titled opening track, “Sound of Siren”. Bangers from their first release are reinterpreted by a wide swathe of talent including international dance heroes Buraka Som Sistema as well as Thom Yorke, whose disparate, pseudo dub-step leanings add a welcome melancholy tinge to the spastic “Jump Up”.
You’ve been warned – Major Lazer is coming for you! See below for upcoming Major Lazer shows across the globe. Not sure you’ve got the right moves for one of the greatest live spectacles you’ll see all year? Check the world premiere of Major Lazer’s Guide to Daggering starring Skerrit Bwoy.
WATCH MAJOR LAZER’S GUIDE TO DAGGERING STARRING SKERRIT BWOY ON THE FADER
LAZERS NEVER DIE TRACKLISTING
1. Sound of Siren [featuring M.I.A. and Busy Signal]
2. Good Enough [featuring Collie Buddz and Lindi Ortega]
3. Bruk Out (Buraka Som Sistema Mix)
4. Can’t Stop Now (K.L.A.M. Remix feat. Miss Banks)
5. Jump Up (Thom Yorke Remix)
MAJOR LAZER ON THE ROAD:
May 28 Primavera Sound Barcelona
July 18 Pitchfork Festival Chicago, IL
August 7 HARD Summer Los Angeles, CA
August 29 Creamfields London
August 30 Carnival Notting Hill
September 5 Electric Zoo New York, NY
PRESS ON MAJOR LAZER:
“…well paced and immaculately produced.” – PITCHFORK
“The shotgun rhythms, spaghetti western guitars, and dubstep explosions intertwine with lover’s rock, roots reggae, and other island styles to impressively evoke the pair’s genre-splicing DJ sets.” – SPIN
“This year’s best dancehall album.” – NYLON
“The biggest fun is hearing Diplo and Switch go off the leash, mixing surf guitar and horse whinnies, bong burbles and air horns. The production overall is impeccable and the sequencing shrewd; the tracks feel visceral and visual–you can almost see them as they hurtle by.” – ROLLING STONE
“The production overall is impeccable and the sequencing shrewd; the tracks feel visceral and visual–you can almost see them as they hurtle by”. – PASTE