Piercing Through the Music Canopy with Major Lazer

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Music festivals have proven to be one of the best ways to keep the industry alive and kicking with its long and exciting list of artists, proven to never disappoint fans from all over the planet. With all the music frenzy going on within a particular music festival, it can be said that vocals isn’t that much of an importance but instead, fest goers are more into the galactic effect of sounds and the cacophony of instruments.

One of the most famous genres that set the tone of music fests are that of Electronic Dance Music or EDM, and one of the most popular groups to have ever graced the music planet is that of Major Lazer. Currently comprised of Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, Major Lazer was originally crafted by record producer Diplo, to take on a multitude of genres such as EDM, dancehall, reggae, trap, reggaeton and house since 2008.

The duo is a frequent part of music festival set lists and with how things are rolling, these wonderful and talented musicians are sure to keep the spirit of EDM resounding for a very long time.
Major Lazer is currently signed up with Interscope, after a long struggle to settle with a music outfit to take care of their careers. Former handlers the likes of Secretly Canadian, Downtown and Mad Decent provided the break that the Major Lazer needed and deserved, and since their start in 2008, the duo is pretty much doing an awesome job with the passion to perform and entertain.

Coming from the musically-inclined city of Los Angeles, Major Lazer has performed on various music festivals such as the Flow Festival in Helsinki, Pitchfork Music Festival, Sasquatch Music Festival and Outside Lands Music Fest to name a few.

The eclectic approach on EDM and their blatant passion to perform in front of a huge crowd without even the jitters normally accompanying it have made Major Lazer a crowd favorite. As of now, the band has released three studio albums entitled ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do’, ‘Free the Universe’ and the latest ‘Peace is the Mission’.

Their initial offering of their first album to the already awed fan-base made them attractive to singers such as Crookers and Afrojack, and was made famous by their first single entitled Hold the Line. Their debut album definitely garnered so much attention that they have been invited to a couple of music gigs and asked to perform on huge events. Their music video for Hold the Line also managed to make it to the MTV Video Award’s Breakthrough Video Category as a strong nominee.

Free the Universe, the band’s follow-up LP, is focused on the reggae genre, working with the legendary Snoop Dogg all throughout the album’s production. After all the drama involved with its original members, Major Lazer managed to come-off unscathed with two remaining members and ventured into other things aside from music making. While producing their second album, they also helped other budding artists to flourish and become a part of the fame they managed to acquire.

They have been instrumental to completing Rita Ora’s first album and the iconic No Doubt’s sixth attempt to release a studio disk. Alongside producing for other singers, Major Lazer has toured for the first time in 2013, which was a world tour campaigning their second album. Major Lazer is set to release a fourth album entitled ‘Music is the Mission’, which would be on the music stands in early 2016. This album, which is eagerly awaited by fans from all over the world, is said to include tracks co-written by Belgian singer Selah Sue.

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Paul Intalan

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