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Tuesday
Jun162009

Major Lazer [ft. Ms. Thing] - "When You Hear the Bassline"

Gay Fish & Major Lazer

Oddly enough, this is only my second Major Lazer post. Usually I hype any larger Mad Decent project into oblivion, but this one I've been taking it easy with because seemingly every other blog on the planet has been holding it down hard.

This Ms. Thing choon is probably my favorite off the album:

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The Dance Area remix ain't bad either. You can pick it up on the iTunes release of the album.

Speaking of which, Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do is out today on Downtown. Buy it off Amazon ($9.49), iTunes ($9.99—with bonus tracks).

BONUS: "Hold the Line" [ft. Mr. Lexx & Santigold] [dir. by Ferry Gouw:


Angelina Jolie & Major Lazer

Ricky Gervais & Major Lazer

Barack Obama & Major Lazer

Related:
Major Lazer [ft. Andy Milonakis] - "Zumbi"


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Tuesday
Apr142009

Four New La Roux Tracks

La Roux

It's been three months or so since my last big La Roux post. In the interim, Elly's been gigging her lickle red head off. Such gigging has included a few North American dates as well as a live cover performance of Blondie's "Call Me" with Franz Ferdinand at the Shockwaves NME Awards.

In other news, her self-titled album now has a release date (June 29) and a newly leaked tracklisting.

These tracks surfaced within the past few days/weeks. I opted to make this a rare stream-only post simply because I've already given away a chunk of La Roux's album. So if you want MP3s, you'll have to find them elsewhere or—<sarcasm>God forbid</sarcasm>—buy them.

"Bulletproof" [forthcoming single]

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"I'm Not Your Toy"

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"Fascination (Demo)"

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"Quicksand (Mad Decent Remix)" [via RCRD LBL]
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Buy the new Quicksand EP, which includes the Mad Decent remix, on Amazon.

Related:
Major Lazer [ft. Andy Milonakis] - "Zumbi"
Mad Decent Announces Joint Venture With Downtown
La Roux Tracks and Tour Dates


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Thursday
Apr092009

Major Lazer [ft. Andy Milonakis] - "Zumbi"

Andy Milonakis

This popped up on my radar a few days ago. I didn't even bother posting it initially because I assumed the PMA-minded blog universe would collectively and immediately overexpose it. Strangely, it hasn't yet landed on any of the "bigger" blogs I watch. That's somewhat perplexing. I wonder if there's some pact between the Mad Decent fam and the upper crust blogosphere that this particular track is off limits. If so, I didn't get the memo, so here you go.

For those of you not in the know, Major Lazer is the dancehall project of Switch and Diplo. They've been talking about the project for well over a year now, and we'll finally get to hear the full fruits of their labor on June 16, when their album will drop on Downtown Music.

On "Zumbi," the Shmilosmakis' hyper-faux ragga freestyle chant will keep your diaphragm active while Switch and Diplo's minimalist dancehall thud will make you want to get rill hostile up in the club:

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In other Mad Decent news, cumbia/raverton king Toy Selectah released a free full length album of his remixes last night. If only I had this when I DJed for a very impatient salsa crowd a few weeks back. Click here to get the zip.

Bonus Video: "Zumbi" in the studio



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Tuesday
Mar312009

Mad Decent Announces Joint Venture With Downtown

(via Billboard)
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Just a quick heads up for those of you who haven't heard. Diplo has just announced a new joint venture between his label, Mad Decent, and Warner sublabel Downtown Music. Read more on Billboard.

This essentially means that Mad Decent, a label caught up in the bustle of not-quite-legit mixtapes, bootlegged re-edits and uncleared samples, will get some major label shine. This is quite a bold move on behalf of Warner, and it's certainly a testament to a changing-but-overwhelmed music industry that can't quite make up its mind on whether it would rather arrest these kinds of whippersnappers or work with them.

P.S. Did anyone catch the Rich Boy remix featuring 607 on the Mad Decent blog?


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