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Bio

The year is 2069. After years of travel across the galaxy Major Lazer has returned to Earth from

   

his triumphant interstellar campaign against his mentor-turned-arch-nemesis General Rubbish.

The victory rings hollow, though–there is something he left out among the stars that he can

never replace.

 

The world he's come back to is missing something too: unity. In his absence Earth has been

transformed into a worldwide maelstrom of conflicting armies, gangs, cults, and crews. The

Fearless Hyenas, the Deathless Lovers, the Pitch Black Knights of the Inner Wild–a multitude of

factions, each of them sworn enemies of every other.

Having proven himself adept at the art of war, Major Lazer has dedicated himself now to

becoming a champion of peace. With help from a squad of anarcho-pacifist hackers, he's taken

control of a top secret network of military satellites and repurposed it into a global sound system

to broadcast a righteous dub designed to unite the tribes of Earth and overthrow those who

have thrown them into disarray for their own personal gain. Peace is the mission, and the fate of

the world depends on its success.

 

The two time Grammy award winning DJ and producer Diplo (aka Wesley Pentz) has had an

unprecedented career that's taken him from the outer fringes of club culture to the top of pop's

A-list. He first drew the attention of forward-looking listeners in the mid-aughts through zeitgeistsmashing

DJ sets that defied the borders of geography and genre, as well as the Piracy Funds

Terrorism Vol. 1 mixtape he created with M.I.A. His commercial breakthrough came with her

2007 hit “Paper Planes," which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated

for a Grammy for Record of the Year. Since then he's split his time between working with pop

stars (Beyonce, Usher, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, Britney

Spears, Chris Brown, and Madonna among them) and carving out a niche as one of the leading

figures in EDM culture, in the process racking up over 13 million track sales (and 12 million

Spotify streams a month) as both a producer and an artist. One of the world's most sought-after

DJs, he's also a world-class tastemaker who's appeared on the covers of Fast Company and

Billboard and lent his creative talents to brands like Alexander Wang and Blackberry. His label

Mad Decent has spawned a roster of cutting-edge dance music acts, as well as a 22-city annual

touring festival, its own themed cruise, & new to 2017; a beach party that will be held over 4

days in Mexico.

 

Currently made up of Diplo and fellow DJ/producers Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, Major Lazer's

latest album, Peace is the Mission, was released in June 2015 to widespread critical acclaim.

Lead single “Lean On," featuring DJ Snake and Mø, took the world by storm, becoming the most

successful independently released song of all time after peaking at #1 on the Top 40 chart,

becoming the most streamed song on Spotify of all time with more than 673 million streams to

date, is currently the #1 most played track on Soundcloud, and became one of only a handful of

videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. “Lean On" is certified ten times platinum in the

Netherlands, eight times Platinum in Sweden, five times Platinum in Norway, four times

Platinum in Australia and New Zealand, three times Platinum in Italy and Spain, two times

Platinum in the U.S., Switzerland & U.K., Belgium, Finland, and Brazil, and Platinum in

Germany... Major Lazer was the most-Shazamed artist of 2015 and is the third most-streamed

artist on Soundcloud of all time. Peace is the Mission debuted at #1 on he Billboard

Dance/Electronic albums chart and has spawned further hits including “Light It Up" featuring

Nyla and Fuse ODG and “Powerful" with Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Reilly.

 

Launched in 2008 alongside his fellow “Paper Planes" producer Switch, Major Lazer is Diplo's

outlet for his lifelong love of Jamaican dancehall music. Their wildly popular 2009 single “Pon de

Floor" is an EDM touchstone that singlehandedly reshaped the sound of contemporary dance

music, and provided the foundation for Beyonce's chart-topping single “Run the World." Over

the course of two albums and three EPs they've not only collaborated with the likes of Bruno

Mars, Pharrell Williams, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, but have earned the respect of

venerated Jamaican dancehall artists like Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel, and Elephant Man, all of

whom have graced their tracks. They've also become fixtures on the festival circuit, headlining

Coachella, Glastonbury, Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and the Reading and

Leeds Festivals. The group's cartoon series based on the character Major Lazer debuted last

year on Fox and Diplo's BBC Radio show “Diplo and Friends" continues to enjoy success!

 

   

PHOTOS

Major Lazer
Major Lazer

VIDEOS

Light It Up
Too Original
Powerful
Eurocks 2015 avec Christine and the Queens
Be Together feat Wild Belle
Lean On
Come On To Me (feat. Sean Paul)
Lose Yourself
Scare Me
Bubble Butt (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic)
Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
Major Lazer - Get Free ft. Amber of the Dirty Projectors
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NEWS

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Major Lazer unveils Cold Water feat. Justin Bieber & MØ

Major Lazer unveils Cold Water feat. Justin Bieber & MØ

MAJOR LAZER UNVEILS HIS LAST TRACK FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & MØ

Major Lazer 'BOOM'!

Major Lazer 'BOOM'!

BOOM, the new single of Major Lazer

'LIGHT IT UP' REMIX (FEAT NYLA & FUSE ODG)

'LIGHT IT UP' REMIX (FEAT NYLA & FUSE ODG)

MAJOR LAZER UNVEILS THE NEW VIDEO FOR 'LIGHT IT UP' REMIX (FEAT NYLA & FUSE ODG)

Lean On from Major Lazer as Spotify's most streamed song ever

Lean On from Major Lazer as Spotify's most streamed song ever

An amazing achievement as Major Lazer x DJ SNAKE ft. MØ's 'LEAN ON' takes the title as Spotify's most streamed song ever.

Etapes caught up with Ferry Gouw, AD from Major Lazer

Etapes caught up with Ferry Gouw, AD from Major Lazer

Etapes caught up with Ferry Gouw, AD from Major Lazer. French only.

New music video of Major Lazer "Come On To Me" feat. Sean Paul

New music video of Major Lazer "Come On To Me" feat. Sean Paul

New music video of Major Lazer "Come On To Me" featuring Sean Paul now online! Directed by Ruben Fleischer.

New music video of Major Lazer "Aerosol Can" feat. Pharrell

New music video of Major Lazer "Aerosol Can" feat. Pharrell

Major Lazer involved the icon of street art in New York Mike Giant to illustrate their new video "Aerosol Can" featuring Pharrell Williams. Great!

Major Lazer new EP "Apocalypse soon" feat Pharrell and Sean Paul

Major Lazer new EP "Apocalypse soon" feat Pharrell and Sean Paul

Major Lazer new EP "Apocalypse soon" feat Pharrell and Sean Paul.

Major Lazer VS Stromae

Major Lazer VS Stromae

Watch Major Lazer perform with Stromae in Paris at Rock En Seine a couple of weeks ago!

New Major Lazer video

New Major Lazer video

Watch Major Lazer's new video "Scare Me" featuring Peaches & Timberlee

Diplo @ Grand Palais in June

Diplo @ Grand Palais in June

Diplo is coming back in Paris on June 13th for a special Dj Set with friends at the Grand Palais for Cinéma Paradiso! Don't miss

New crazy Major Lazer video!

New crazy Major Lazer video!

Watch Major Lazer's crazy new video "Bubble Butt" (feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic).

Major Lazer on the cover of Vibrations

Major Lazer on the cover of Vibrations

Major Lazer are on the cover of French monthly magazine Vibrations this month!

Major Lazer's new album is available

Major Lazer's new album is available

Major Lazer's second album "Free The Universe" including guests like Shaggy, Peaches, Bruno Mars, Santigold and many more is out today!

Listen to Major Lazer's new album

Listen to Major Lazer's new album

Check out Major Lazer's new album "Free The Universe" coming out on Monday 15th of April.

Bumaye! New Major Lazer video!

Bumaye! New Major Lazer video!

Check out Major Lazer's new video "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" sjhot in Jamaica !

Major Lazer Strikes Back Vol.4

Major Lazer Strikes Back Vol.4

Check out some exclusive tracks from Major Lazer!

Behind the Scenes: Watch Out For This (Bumaye) Music Video

Behind the Scenes: Watch Out For This (Bumaye) Music Video

The Major Lazer crew set out to Kingston, Jamaica in January, to shoot the official music video for their latest single, "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" of their new album "Free The Universe"

Pre-Order Major Lazer's new album

Pre-Order Major Lazer's new album

Pre-order Major Lazer's new album "Free The Universe" and get their new single instantly for free!

New Major Lazer single!

New Major Lazer single!

Check out Major Lazer's new single "watch for this (BUMAYE)" featuring Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green!

Major Lazer joins us in Europe!

Major Lazer joins us in Europe!

The new major lazer album will come out in france & europe on April 15th on Mad Decent / Because Music