Aug 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Walshy Fire

Blacka’s World: Pon De Tour with Major Lazer

Words by Blacka di Danca, Photos by Addy Alexander—

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The most unexpected things always seem to turn out to be the best things. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to experience a most unexpected, yet seemingly predestined, experience.

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How I Spent My Summer: Walshy Fire


Words by Walshy Fire—
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He’s Major: Terry Crews Stars in Major Lazer’s “Scare Me” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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One of the more overlooked aspects of the Major Lazer conversation is the Diplo-led crew’s ability to pull together some really unlikely pairings and collaborations. “Scare Me” is not one of our favorite tracks from their recent Free the Universe album, but it gets a forward from us simply for bringing together dirty-talk queens Peaches (of “Fuck the Pain Away” fame) and LargeUp favorite and former Badda Badda Gal, Timberlee. The pairing makes too much sense, but who else could pull it off (or even think of it)?

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CONTEST: Walshy Fire Wants Your Senegalese Dancehall Rhythms

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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You might take our friend Walshy Fire for a party-all-the-time kinda guy but the Major Lazer frontman, sound killer and occasional LargeUp contributor likes nothing more than to unwind and challenge his mind with some PBS. We know FOR A FACT his favorite TV show is Que Pasa, USA. (Hola, Miami.) So we know he was gassed when PBS’ online series Beat Making Lab tapped him to play judge and jury for its latest contest, encouraging folks to make a dancehall riddim from a sample of a kora, a traditional, 21-string harp from West Africa commonly used in Senegalese music.

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Fashion Fridays: 28 Stars’ Kingston Cite Shirt

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Our friends 28 Stars & Co‘s newly launched spring line includes a very fresh, limited edition tee inspired by the city of Kingston, Jamaica. The Florida and UK-based lifestyle apparel brand enlisted our bredrin Walshy Fire of Major Lazer/Black Chiney fame as their spokesmodel for the wicked V-neck Kingston Cite tee, and we’re already seeing it all over town in Miami. Cop the shirt here, and enter discount code “LargeUp28″ for 15 percent off.

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Major Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of Major Lazer’s “Free the Universe” (+ Hear “Wind Up” Audio)

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Major Lazer‘s Free the Universe is finally set to drop tomorrow, April 15 (pre-order here) after nearly a year of delays—and nearly four years after 2009′s debut Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. For those of you just itching to free the universe yourselves, we’ve got a pair of CDs autographed by Diplo and lieutenants Jillionaire and Walshy Fire to give away. To win, head over to Twitter and tweet this link, bit.ly/ZwazXV, with the hashtag #largeupmajorlazer. The two people with the most creative tweets (before noon Eastern US time on Wednesday, April 16) will receive the CDs. You must follow @Largeupdotcom to be eligible; winners will be contacted by direct message on Wednesday.

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