Monday, April 16, 2012

Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do: Major Lazer - "Get Free" (Amber Coffman)

While Philly DJ-producer Dilpo and his record label, Mad Decent have been an instrumental part of the ever-growing Electro House/Dubstep scene(s) since roughly, 2003... Most people really don't even realize how familiar they are with Diplo's discography: "Paper Planes," Kid Cudi, "Run The World (Girls)," Usher, Die Antwoord, Wale, Chris Brown Busta Rhymes, and even an upcoming Reggae album with Snoop Dogg. Dilpo's current passion project, Major Lazer was started out as a collaboration with Switch - who effectively jumped ship in Dec. 2011. Major Lazer is represented by a cartoon frontman who's basically a "bionic Jamaican super-commando and nightclub owner who fights zombies and vampires on a rocket-powered skateboard."

Diplo is currently hoed up in Kingston, Jamaica earnestly working on the proper follow-up to Major Lazer's well-received Indie Rock breakthrough, Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do (2009). The untitled album is rumored to feature appearances from a mix of friends-musicians: Vampire Weekend, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sean Paul, Bruno Mars, Lykke Li, No Doubt, and Vybz Kartel. Yeah, a release date has yet to be announced, but I'd expect to see it @ some point during 2012-13. Major Lazer suddenly unveiled a BRAND NEW track late Sunday night, "Get Free." Although it showcases Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors) on lead vocals, she is noticeably absent from "Get Free"'s companion [animated] music video that was released Monday morning. Pick up a digital copy for the price of a quick email addre$$ and while you're @ it, grab Major Lazer's OTHER semi-recent 2012 release: Original Don EP.

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