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Genre:
Electronic

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Major Lazer

Biography

Major Lazer is the digital reggae/dancehall project of Diplo (Philadelphia's Wes Pentz) and Switch (London's Dave Taylor), two globetrotting, tastemaking DJ/producers whose previous collaborations notably included production work for M.I.A. and Santigold. Recorded at Jamaica's Tuff Gong studios, their debut album, Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do, featured vocal contributions from noted dancehall stars including Vybz Cartel, Busy Signal, Mr. Vegas, and Turbulence, as well as Santigold, Nina Sky, and rapper Amanda Blank. Much anticipation and online chatter were fueled in part by the novelty video/song "Zumbi," featuring the comedian Andy Milonakis, the frenetic, legitimate lead single "Hold the Line," and a goofy, invented back-story about a renegade Jamaican commando with prosthetic laser arms who was allegedly a Zombie War veteran and vampire-fighting C.I.A. operative (but was demonstrably a rampant Twitter user). The album was released in June of 2009 as a joint venture between Downtown Records and Diplo's Mad Decent label. Lazers Never Die, an EP with two new songs and three remixes, followed in 2010, along with Lazerproof, a collaborative mixtape with the English electro-pop duo La Roux. In 2012, Snoop Dogg joined Diplo for the digital reggae single "La La La," released under the name Snoop Lion, while Switch announced he was leaving the project. Diplo carried on with producer Jillionaire, joining the group for Free the Universe, the group's sophomore album. The 2013 release featured Wyclef, Bruno Mars, Vybz Kartel, and Shaggy on its quite long guest list. ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi

Top Albums

Apocalypse Soon - EP, Major Lazer
1. Apocalypse S..
Original Don (feat. The Partysquad) [Remixes] - EP, Major Lazer
2. Original Don..
Free the Universe (Extended Version), Major Lazer
3. Free the Uni..
Lazers Never Die - EP, Major Lazer
4. Lazers Never..
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do (Deluxe Edition), Major Lazer
5. Guns Don't K..
Free the Universe (Extended Version), Major Lazer
6. Free the Uni..
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do, Major Lazer
7. Guns Don't K..
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do, Major Lazer
8. Guns Don't K..
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do (Deluxe preorder version), Major Lazer
9. Guns Don't K..
Keep It Goin' Louder (Maxi Single) [feat. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze] - EP, Major Lazer
10. Keep It Goin..
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [Remixes] - Single, Major Lazer
11. Watch Out Fo..
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [Remixes] - Single, Major Lazer
12. Watch Out Fo..
Get Free - Single, Major Lazer
13. Get Free - S..
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) - Single, Major Lazer
14. Jah No Parti..
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) - Single, Major Lazer
15. Jah No Parti..
Get Free - Single, Major Lazer
16. Get Free - S..
Hold the Line feat. Mr. Lex & Santigold - Single, Major Lazer
17. Hold the Lin..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Original Don (feat. The Partysquad)Original Don (feat. The Par..4:13$1.29
2.
Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga ..Free the Universe (Extended..3:47$1.29
3.
Come On To Me (feat. Sean Paul)Apocalypse Soon - EP3:33$1.29
4.
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [feat. B..Free the Universe (Extended..4:29$1.29
5.
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams..Apocalypse Soon - EP3:02$1.29
6.
Lose Yourself (feat. RDX & Moska..Apocalypse Soon - EP3:16$1.29
7.
Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Proje..Get Free - Single4:51$1.29
8.
Bubble Butt (Radio Mix) [feat. Bruno..Free the Universe (Extended..3:27$1.29
9.
Sound Bang (feat. Machel Montano)Apocalypse Soon - EP3:54$1.29
10.
Dale Asi (feat. Mr. Fox)Apocalypse Soon - EP3:41$1.29
11.
Pon De FloorGuns Don't Kill People...3:33$1.29
12.
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [feat. B..Free the Universe (Extended..4:29$1.29
13.
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [Daddy Y..Watch Out For This (Bumaye)..4:26$1.29
14.
Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Proje..Free the Universe (Extended..4:51$1.29
15.
Jet Blue Jet (feat. Leftside, GTA, R..Free the Universe (Extended..3:19$1.29
16.
You're No Good (feat. Santigold,..Free the Universe (Extended..4:03$1.29
17.
Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig)Free the Universe (Extended..4:13$1.29
18.
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)Free the Universe (Extended..4:13$1.29
19.
Jah No Partial (Heroes x Villains Re..Free the Universe (Extended..4:39$1.29
20.
Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga ..Free the Universe (Extended..3:47$1.29
21.
Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)Jah No Partial (feat. Flux ..4:13$1.29
22.
Original Don (feat. The Partysquad) ..Original Don (feat. The Par..4:30$1.29
23.
Original Don (feat. The Partysquad) ..Original Don (feat. The Par..4:53$1.29
24.
Good Enuff (Cash Flow Dub)Lazers Never Die - EP2:50$0.99
25.
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [Dimitri..Watch Out For This (Bumaye)..5:01$1.29

Top Music Videos

Pon De Floor, Major Lazer
1. Pon De Floor
Push and Shove, No Doubt
2. Push and Shove
Keep It Goin' Louder, Major Lazer, Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze
3. Keep It Goin' ..
Hold the Line, Major Lazer
4. Hold the Line


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