Toppa Top 10: Ten Tunes You (Probably) Missed in 2013

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January 15, 2014

4. The Partysquad, “The Lion”


Amsterdam crew The Partysquad’s fusions of Dutch house and reggae have been a major influence on Major Lazer. In fact, one of Diplo and crew’s most pivotal hits, “Original Don,” is actually a Partysquad production. In 2012, the duo of released an entire EP’s worth of reggae/house hybrids aptly titled Badman Rave, and they continued the vibe this past spring with “The Lion.” While it was somewhat forgotten by summertime, we have great memories of “The Lion” mashing up the place during Winter Music Conference last year in Miami (where Major Lazer debuted it during one of their Ultra Fest sets). Just try not to feel hyped up after hearing this one play. โ€”Jesse Serwer