Major Lazer are continuing on their journey to highlight talent throughout the African music scene. First, they dropped a mixtape showcasing innovative and trendsetting Afrobeats from across the continent, and now the trio has released a new single to kick off a string of collaborative releases that will do the same. “All My Life” sees Major Lazer team up with singer-songwriter Burna Boy, and more extensively look into the Nigerian creative scene through a video shot in Lagos by South African filmmaker Adriaan Louw. On the release, Diplo says,
“Over the past few years we’ve had the chance to tour extensively and work with artists across Africa. These music scenes continue to inspire the music we make and sets we play. We wanted to bridge our music as Major Lazer with all these new sounds and genres coming out of Africa.”
This latest single follows work with Mr. Eazi on “Let Me Live.” Watch the new video for “All My Life” below.
Electronic authorities of the ubiquitous Major Lazer are bringing a little bit of Africa to the club with their latest “Afrobeats” DJ mix out on Major Lazer frontman, Diplo‘s label, Mad Decent.
The release is especially timely, with reggae, Caribbean, and Afro-inspired accents permeating through the mainstream music circuit, brought to the forefront by the likes of Dillon Francis, Rihanna, Sean Paul, and Major Lazer themselves. The mix is comprised of overt homage’s to the south-of-the-equator-styled artistry, containing songs like “Live and Die in Afrika,” by Kenya’s Afro-pop guru, Sauti Sol, and “Sgicha” delivered by South African tag team, DJ Buckz, HHP, and Afrikan Roots.
Major Lazer masterfully showcase the extensive cultural reciprocity of Afro-pop, with momentous rhythms and hefty, party-certified bass. The mix simulates the experience of traversing the African continent. Africa is known for its vastly differing ways of life, specifically regarding its countless native languages. The mix highlights this notion accordingly, with every song seemingly incorporating a varying indigenous tongue.
New Zealand native QUIX has had a steady rise, thanks to hard-hitting releases on the likes of Mad Decent and Dim Mak. The producer has released another track on Dim Mak, and this time he has linked up with Vincent and vocalist David Shane to collaborate on the song.
“Hero” is not a track for those looking for some airy chords and a melodic drop. Shane’s vocals are radio-worthy with polarizing soprano notes that lure the listener in. While the song is seemingly smooth at the get-go, it falls into a commanding bass drop. Knife-like chords are layered over the bass to kick up the energy, making the track the perfect one for bass lovers to get their night going.
NGHTMRE has teamed up with Wavedash for a monstrous bass-driven collaboration named “Grave.” The track is out now via Mad Decent.
“Grave” buries listeners in huge piles of bass laced with lacerating synths that cut through the eardrums like a hot knife through butter. It’s a record built for throwing festival crowds into utter chaos, and it does this job well by following a tried-and-true formula for bass creation. Despite roughness around “Grave’s” edges, it’s quite an easy number for fans to pour all their rage-fueled dance moves into.
Wavedash recently released a track with NGHTMRE’s Gud Vibrations‘ partners in crime, SLANDER, so the duo teaming up with the dubstep veteran was far from a surprise. “Grave” is everything fans would expect from Wavedash and NGHTMRE uniting, and fans will certainly see the artists’ performing the track live in sets this fall.
LA-based producer Valentino Khan continues his streak of club-primed dance products in 2018 with his infectious new single “Feel Your Love.” The new track comes hot of the heels of a remix of Diplo‘s Deadpool 2 collaboration “Welcome To The Party,” and is seems Khan has found a fitting new home with his latest Mad Decent release. Aiming for a summer dance anthem, VK hits the spot on “Feel Your Love.” The tune is a pleasing, high-energy house beat with uplifting vocal chops and major-chord piano riffs primed for heavy playlist rotation this season.
With no shortage of viral dance hits in the bag, Valentino Khan’s catalog has come to include four-on-the-floor house, UK garage-inspired club fare, and jungle beats, along with the trap and hip-hop stylings that propelled him to international DJ stardom. The handlebar clad beat maker is currently touring the globe, stopping at Lollapalooza and HARD Summer in August as well as an appearance at Creamfields UK.
The highly anticipated release of this track hit soundwaves back on June 15. Since we have been streaming on the beach and vibing in our rides with the windows down and hands flailing out the window. Diplo and Rudimental brought a smooth island sounding production. Accompanied by the rad vocals by Mr. Eazi and Anne-Marie,
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Major Lazer cemented themselves as the deliverers of chart-topping summer tracks with their 2015 track “Lean On,” which recently hit its 1 billionth stream on Spotify. On their latest, they’ve teamed up with UK group Rudimentalto deliver another summer heater, titled “Let Me Live.” Both parties have proved themselves collaborators extraordinaire — with Major Lazer working with every artist from Ariana Grande to Travis Scott to Ellie Goulding, and Rudimental with Ed Sheeran and Macklemore — and “Let Me Live” continues that legacy.
Enlisting vocals from Anne-Marie, an artist Rudimental helped launch into now full-on pop stardom, as well as Nigerian singer-songwriter Mr. Eazi, “Let Me Live” is a reggae-pop crossover track that isn’t trying to impress for radio play, but might accomplish just that with its laid-back demeanor. Also featuring vocals from the iconic South African band Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Let Me Live” is world music on a true global stage.
NGHTMRE and Pell debut a two-track stunner with their newest Magic Hour EP, out now on Mad Decent. The bass music mainstay teamed up with MC extraordinaire Pell for this one, delivering two sensually sweet tracks perfect for those late nights or early mornings. NGHTMRE & Pell – Magic Hour EP “Swiss” kicks off the EP, showcasing a new
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