Major Lazer is on the rise. Here's a guide to the essential singles.
Since forming in 2009, Major Lazer has pounded its way to the top of the festival bill with its combination of dancehall, moombahton, trap and electronic. Founded by electronic music impressario Diplo, Major Lazer began as a collaboration with the British house DJ and producer Switch. These days, the group is composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. In addition to the two albums and six EPs, Major Lazer has countless remixes, which we'll address later. For now, here's our favorite Major Lazer singles.
Get Free (ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors)
A track about being weighed down by the Man, i.e. never got no love from a government man. But really, who has?
One of the more subtle songs in the Major Lazer catalog, with the intro refrain: 'We is the original don of all dons.'
Keep It Goin Louder
This is definitely one that you'll want to turn up, up, up, especially when you've 'got girls in the truck six chicks deep.'
Hold The Line (ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold)
When you need to vibrate like a Nokia.
Major Lazer - Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion)
If this track doesn't get your booty moving, then you've got no soul. And don't blame Missa Marshall, General or Lieutenant.