Aug 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Major Lazer

Now Things: Jillionaire Launches Feel Up Records

Words by Jesse Serwer— jillionaire-man_square

Long before he became an official member of Major Lazer, we already knew Jillionaire as a musical renaissance man who was connecting the dots between the Caribbean and various worldwide electronic music scenes with his remixes, eclectic DJ sets—and the occasional LargeUp listicle. Now, the man we’ve long known as “Trini Chris” is branching back out on his own with the launch of an eclectic new label, Feel Up Records.

The Brooklyn-based imprint officially launches April 22, with the release of Modern Thunder, the debut full-length from Toronto’s Grand Analog. Our partners over at Okayplayer recently premiered “Howl Like Wolves,” a catchy introduction to the kitchen-sink hip-hop sound of Guyanese-Canadian brothers Odario and Ofield Wiliams.

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Blacka’s World: Blacka Loses Himself + Teaches The World

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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The Winter Olympics weren’t the only international culture clash happening in Russia last month. While the world’s greatest cold-weather athletes were proving themselves in Sochi, our Blacka Di Danca was in Moscow getting an army of Russian dancers in sync with dancehall during his latest instructional tour. If this video (an Instagram-sized preview of a more extensive clip to come) doesn’t speak volumes about dancehall’s global appeal, we don’t know what does.

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Mixtape Tuesdays?!?: Walshy Fire x Midnite x I-Grade

Words by Kaya.lah—

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The incomparable Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Black Chiney fame (and an esteemed LargeUp contributor) teams up with roots powerhouse I-Grade Records to give the massive a great sampler journey through Midnite’s new release, Beauty for Ashes, out today. Walshy takes us on a trip through the 13 album tracks produced by the Zion-I Kings, plus two more exclusive tracks from the Crucian roots stalwart, with production by the immortal Augustus Pablo and Zion-I Kings, respectively. In a nice touch, the mix ends on a tribute to the late Bunny Rugs, heard via a drop and a sample of Third World’s “96 Degrees.”

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Carnival Checklist: Pre-Carnival Week in Trinidad


Words by Marcha M. Johnson—
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You Rate It: Major Lazer + Sean Paul – “Come On To Me”

Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo by Kevin Ornelas—

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Major Lazer is certainly not hurting for star power on their upcoming EP, Apocalypse Soon. First we heard from Pharrell on the addictive track “Aerosol Can,” and a new collaboration with dancehall superstar Sean Paul has dropped ahead of the EP’s Feb. 25th release this week, just as Sean released his sixth studio album, Full Frequency.

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LargeUp Premiere: Slum Village – “Fall In Love” (Suns of Dub Remix)

Words by Jesse Serwer— Suns-of-Dub-Major-Lazer

Suns of Dub’s mix of Slum Village’s “Fall In Love” was easily one of our favorite tunes on their self-titled mixtape, premiered right here in December. There’s no real rocket science involved: Suns (at the suggestion of mixtape producer Walshy Fire) had their Addis Pablo play on top of the J Dilla-produced instrumental, creating a conversation between Addis’ melodica (in place of T3 and Baatin’s verses) and Dilla’s haunting hook.

In honor of J Dilla Month (the late producer’s 40th birthday was Feb. 7, and he also passed away during the month of February), Suns of Dub have shared the remix, available for the first time as a standalone track. Cop it below, hear more from Suns of Dub at their Soundcloud and go behind the scenes with Addis (son of the late Augustus Pablo) and Sons of Dub cohort Ras Jammy in our “Meditations” documentary series.

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