Major Lazer is a collaborative project produced by Diplo (AKA Wesley Pentz) – the Grammy nominated founder of Mad Decent Records and one of the most pioneering artists of the time.
Their 2010 mixtape Lazerproof and EP Lazers Never Die paved the way for a collaboration with Beyonce on her massive hit Run the World (Girls). In 2013 Major Lazer s second full length album Free The Universe – featuring Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavillion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, and Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend was globally released. Spin called the LP s frst single “Get Free” ft. Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors) a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.
In 2015, Major Lazer will take their liberation movement to the next level – releasing three new albums featuring artists such as Usher, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and more. Their lead single Lean On ft. MÃ˜ debuted in February and charted in 30 countries on release day. Major Lazer will also unveil a 12 episode animated cartoon series with a major US network this spring, as part of what is sure to be a truly groundbreaking year.