Major Lazer shoots straight to the top (Created August 8, 2013)
Peruse the names of electronic dancehall DJs and one name is sure to come up time and again. But Major Lazer isn't just reflective of the work of one man, but instead is a dynamite collaboration of Philadelphia's Wes Pentz and London's Dave Taylor.
Commonly known as a 'digital reggae/dancehall project,' Major Lazer's debut album, "Guns Don't Kill People…Lazers Do," was recorded at Jamaica's Tuff Gong studios. To make a statement, it featured vocal contributions from some big names like Busy Signal, Mr. Vegas and Turbulence, as well as Santigold, Nina Sky, rapper Amanada Blank and more.
Of course it wasn't just help along the way that fueled the rise of Major Lazer. Online chatter and word-of-mouth had everyone talking about their video for the song "Zumbi," featuring comedian Andy Milonakis, as well as the single "Hold The Line." But it was a bizarre back-story of a Jamaican commando with laser arms who was allegedly a Zombie War veteran and vampire-fighting C.I.A. operative that really put Major Lazer in the headlines.
Following their breakthrough, Major Lazer produced "Lazers never Die," an EP with two new songs and three remixes, and followed that with "Lazerproof," a mixtape with electro-pop duo La Roux. In 2012, Major Lazer worked with Snoop Dogg to produce the digital reggae single "La La La."
"Free the Universe," Major Lazer's sophomore album, was released on April 16, 2013 and features appearances by a slew of artists including Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Ezra Koenig and many more. A World Tour launched shortly after and continued through the spring.
Major Lazer Gear Up For Extensive 2013 Tour
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