SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER. NEW SINGLE ‘BUBBLE BUTT’ OUT NOW
Following a blistering set on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury MAJOR LAZER will be coming back to the UK for a massive headline show at London O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 9th November.
Major Lazer, comprised of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire, has risen through the ranks and have asserted themselves as one of the most pioneering producer projects of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world’s musical heritages, Diplo & co have managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream.
After releasing landmark LP Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in 2009, Major Lazer toured the world extensively selling out shows and performing at some of music’s major festivals.
In 2010 Major Lazer released Lazerproof, a free download mixtape with pop Sensation La Roux, and Lazers Never Die, an EP featuring two new tracks and three remixes, including one by Thom Yorke. Undoubtedly, one of the foremost breakthroughs for Major Lazer during that time was the production collaboration with Beyonce on her massive hit “Run the World (Girls)”, which sampled their track “Pon de Floor”.
Major Lazer continues to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement with ‘Free The Universe’. The recording includes exciting collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, and more.
Spin called the LP’s first Single “Get Free” featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, “a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.” The second single from Free The Universe, “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavilion dropped in October last year.
This year saw Major Lazer release singles “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” and “Bubble Butt’ (remix) feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic; the latter currently playlisted on BBC Radio1. 2013 also saw Major Lazer embark on the Free The Universe World Tour, selling out shows around the world.
The new Brixton show succeeds a performance on the Radio 1 / NME stage at Reading & Leeds Festival in August and marks an epic climax to the end of 2013 for Major Lazer:
Saturday 9th November
London O2 Academy Brixton
0844 477 2000
Tickets go on sale Friday 2ND August @ 9am – www.Gigsandtours.com/tour/MAJOR-LAZER/
Standing 14 + / balcony U14’s must be accompanied
‘BUBBLE BUTT’ FEAT. BRUNO MARS, 2 CHANZ, TYGA AND MYSTIC (remix) – OUT NOW
FREE THE UNIVERSE – OUT NOW