26 May
Diplo, Switch and Elly Jackson bring the dancehall heat

Let’s face it, Diplo made his name on the mixtape — first with his Hollertronixxx mixes with Low Budget back in the day, and then his gamechanging Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape that put M.I.A. on the map back when she couldn’t even read a map. Then there was his superlative mix with Santogold, Top Ranking, […]


22 Oct
Esteemed lords of bassy goodness drop "Body Language Vol. 8", the latest Get Physical mix

Interview by Lance Uppercut Knowing what you’re going to get in advance isn’t always bad. If you asked Santa for a ColecoVision, and you woke up early one crisp December morn to find one under the tree, you’d be happy. Rolling into the club and knowing in advance exactly what tracks you’re gonna get from […]


5 Aug
Dancehall Kama Sutra

Here’s the latest video by the super busy Major Lazer, who continue to elevate the artform to another level — you may remember their Saturday morning Thundarr the Barbarian-inspired video for “Hold the Line” (which was just nominated yesterday for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakthrough Artist…as if that’s worth a pile of […]


2 Jun
The Major is a Busy Guy

Like we said, Major Lazer has been on a tear lately — hanging with Angelina and Jack, and posting naked pics of Rihanna (kind of a dick move, btw, Lazer). Well I guess he’s finally getting to work battling all those zombies and vampires he claims to hate. Someone videotaped his exploits and put them […]


28 May
Let the marketing begin...

When you’re a struggling artist, you gotta do what you gotta do to get word out — the more clever the better. That’s just the way it is. And so goes Major Lazer, a Jamaican commando who lost his arms in the Secret Zombie War of 1984 and had them surgically replaced with lazers…and who […]


I’ve already noted I’m pretty excited about this project, and Major Lazer’s first leak, “Hold the Line”, shows the hype may be substantiated. Santigold and Lexx lay the vocals, Diplo & Switch (and Dick Dale, of course) provide the surf guitar beats: If you got the hankering, go to their site to download instrumental and […]


Ok, few things have me excited as the upcoming project from producers extraordinaire Diplo and Switch‘s new creation. They’ve been hard at work on this for awhile, spending time holed up in Kingston, Jamaica studios (including Tuff Gong) with various dancehall artists (Vybz Cartel, Ward 21, Fambo, Busy Signal) creating alter ego Major Lazer — […]