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Akon Announces Passport Experience Festival Featuring Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, Gyptian & More

Buzz 09:25AM EDT

This weekend, Akon is bringing a slew of artists from all over the world to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park for the first-ever Passport Experience Festival. The concert will feature performances by artists including Major Lazer and Gyptian.READ MORE

Florence + The Machine Governors Ball 2015

Best Songs of 2015 (So Far): Kanye West, Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky and More

Buzz 08:00AM EDT

Six months down and six months to go: Music Times just can't wait until the end of 2015 to release its list of the best songs released this year, so we're giving you a free preview with our midyear favorites. We left no stone unturned, considering music from the East Coast (A$AP Rocky), West Coast (Kendrick Lamar) and the Central Coast (Kanye West)...rock both electric and acoustic...fashions from miniskirts (Braids) to Mexican Lucha Libre masks (The Mountain Goats).READ MORE

Diplo, Walshy Fire Of Major Lazer Perform With Mø At Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 3, 2015

9 Things We Learned From Major Lazer AMA: Jack Ü, Iggy Azalea, MØ Collabs Coming

Buzz 12:03PM EDT

To celebrate the release of their third artist album, Peace Is The Mission, which has features from the likes of Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande and Pusha T, Major Lazer decided to do a Reddit AMA to answer some unfltered fan questions. There was plenty to learn with Diplo at the controls of the AMA including some new collabs with Jack Ü, Iggy Azalea and MØ. Walshy Fire added a few bits of info, while Jillionaire was apparently stuck in traffic - typical LA.READ MORE

Major Lazer Peace Is the Mission

Stream Major Lazer 'Peace Is The Mission' Ft. Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz

Buzz 12:42PM EDT

Major Lazer fans, the moment is here. Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire's second artist album Peace Is The Mission has been released. The 9-track LP is packed with big-name features from the likes of Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Ariana Grande, Pusha T and more.READ MORE

Major Lazer perform during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 3, 2015 in Paris, France.

Major Lazer Confirm Album 'Music is The Weapon:' 'Peace Is The Mission' Follow Up

Buzz 15:19PM EDT

We already knew that Major Lazer had ambitious plans for 2015, releasing not one, but two albums during the calendar year. Now that vision is starting to take shape with their new album Peace Is The Mission, featuring a laundry list of stars like Ellie Goulding Pusha T, 2 Chainz and DJ Snake getting its release in a only a few days on Monday, June 1. Now according to Walshy Fire, who gave an interview with Australian publication In The Mix, there is another album on the way and it has been given a name - Music Is The Weapon.READ MORE

Major Lazer 'Too Original' ft. Elliphant, Jovi Rockwell Cover Art

Major Lazer Releases "Too Original" Ft. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell From 'Peace Is The Mission'

Buzz 11:27AM EDT

Major Lazer continue to unveil new music from their upcoming album Peace Is The Mission, slated for release in three weeks on June 1. The trio of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire has another big one on their hands in "Too Original" with the dancehall and Caribbean-influenced rhythms that have set this group apart from other electronic acts. The addition of Swedish singer and rapper Elliphant gives the track another edgy element to it. Jamaican singer / songwriter Jovi Rockwell brings the song right to the island as the two singers trade verses before letting Major Lazer take over with distorted and pitched synths in the drop.READ MORE

Major Lazer 2 Cups featuring RiFF RAFF

Major Lazer Shares "2 Cups" Featuring RiFF RAFF Music Video Ahead Of 'Peace Is The Mission'

Buzz 15:37PM EDT

Major Lazer continue to release new music as the electronic dancehall trio prepare for the release of their upcoming album Peace Is The Mission. The "Lean On" group have been airing their FXX Cartoon, Major Lazer each Thursday night as part of the network's Animation Domination programming block. They created a soundtrack for the show and have premiered new bits of music within each episode. The latest track to get its worldwide debut is the RiFF RAFF-assisted "2 Cups (Double Cup Theme)." To aid the release, Major Lazer unveiled a short music video to go along with the piece that if you have been following along with the TV show, is as trippy as you might expect.READ MORE

Stromae Ave Cesaria Major Lazer Remix

Major Lazer Remix Stromae "Ave Cesaria" Before 'Peace Is The Mission' Release

Buzz 19:32PM EDT

Major Lazer are busily preparing for the release of their second full-length artist album Peace Is The Mission, releasing singles from the album, as well as stand alone tracks and remixes. The trio just released a new, free remix for Belgian, singer, songwriter, producer Stromae's 2013 song "Ave Cesaria." Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire flip the track on its head with swirling horns and a halftime, swinging beat.READ MORE

Major Lazer ft. Andy Samberg Bass Drop

Major Lazer Share 'Bass Drop' Featuring Andy Samberg From FXX Cartoon

Buzz 21:53PM EDT

Major Lazer have unveiled potentially their most surprising collaboration to date -- a new song titled "Bass Drop" featuring the voice of comedian and actor Andy Samberg. The track was created for the most recent episode of Major Lazer's FXX Animation Domination Cartoon and the accompanying music video takes clips from the episode. "Bass Drop" will not appear on the trio's upcoming artist album, 'Peace Is The Mission,' which makes this even more interesting as a song.READ MORE

Diplo performs at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2014

Diplo Talks Working With Rihanna, Major Lazer Success Online

Buzz 19:28PM EDT

According to his snapchat, Diplo was at the big fight last night between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. However, when he isn't being a high roller in Las Vegas, the "Express Yourself" DJ is touring around Europe with Major Lazer in anticipation of their new album, 'Peace Is The Mission,' which is slated for release on June 1. While he was in London, Diplo had a chat with The London Evening Standard to discuss some of his recent milestones, including working with Madonna, Skrillex and even Rihanna, while also talking the success Major Lazer has had over the past few months.READ MORE

Diplo, Walshy Fire Of Major Lazer Perform With Mø At Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 3, 2015

Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding, Tarrus Riley Share "Powerful" From 'Peace Is The Mission' [LISTEN]

Buzz 15:08PM EDT

Another track has surfaced from Major Lazer's upcoming album Peace Is The Mission. The fifth track from the 9-song LP, "Powerful" features the vocals of pop sensation Ellie Goudling and reggae singer Tarrus Riley. The track shows the diversity found in the album, with a much more subdued and soulful approach by Diplo and the Picard Brothers on the instrumental, while the female vocalists take control of the tune. Isley Juber and Fransisca Hall asisted on the writing.READ MORE

Major Lazer perform during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 3, 2015 in Paris, France.

Major Lazer's Cartoon Premieres On FXX In The Trippiest Way Possible

Buzz 17:06PM EDT

Major Lazer premiered the first episode of their long awaited animation series by the same name during FXX's Animation Domination hour on Thursday night. Fans expected it to be a little bit off the wall and out there, but this has taken it to another level. The episode centers around weed and the fight against the nefarious weed man who gets the female protagonist Penny with some laced marijuana and gets her too high. As Major Lazer says after defeating the weed man, "the problem isn't getting too high, it is coming down as they crash down from space into the ocean." Watch the trippy and stoner-friendly first episode below via Pitchfork guest starring Trinidad James.READ MORE

Mad Decent Block Party 2015

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 Lineup: Skrillex, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson & Tyler, The Creator

Buzz 12:42PM EDT

Mad Decent Block Party has unveiled the list of artists who will be joining Diplo and his merry band of misfits as he tours all over the United States and Canada. The "Express Yourself" DJ will be joined by over 60 DJs along the way, though not each artist will appear at every show. Some of the acts who have been booked on the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party lineup include, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, Tyler, The Creator, RL Grime, Tommy Trash and Skrillex and Diplo together as Jack Ü.READ MORE

Major Lazer perform during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 3, 2015 in Paris, France.

Major Lazer Share "Night Riders" Featuring Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Mad Cobra From 'Peace Is The Mission'

Buzz 09:45AM EDT

Major Lazer have unveiled the third new track from their upcoming artist album Peace Is The Mission. Premiered on their long-awaited FXX Animation Domination cartoon, Major Lazer, the track, titled "Night Riders" features some of the biggest names in rap today - Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott and Jamaican reggae musician Mad Cobra.READ MORE

Mad Decent Block Party 2015

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 Cities, Dates, Ticket Information Announced

Buzz 15:13PM EDT

Summer has been on the music community's mind for quite some time, and now Diplo's Mad Decent label and brand is gearing up for its famous summer tour. It has announced the summer dates, cities and ticketing information for the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party, presented by Bud Light. 2015 will bring the traveling one-day party to cities all over North America including Philadelphia, where it all began, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Austin, Vancouver, San Diego and Los Angeles.READ MORE

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