Major Lazer’s own Walshy Fire, along with an introduction from The Hulk, are back again. Just in time to help you get your swell on for summer we have the brand new Major Lazer Workout Mix from Walshy Fire himself. Released as the fifth installment of the POTATO mix series and just in time for the beach season. Walshy Fire teamed up with The POTATO Network to bring us some serious heat and a mix tape that is absolutely firing on all cylinders. Maintaining that classic dance hall feel we have come to expect from the Major and Walshy, and the mix is filled with a gang of brand new reggae-ton refixes and fresh samples. Grab the download below or just stream the mix with the exclusive Major Lazer animations below. Download this mix to your iPod or Zune below and hit the weights bro, you won’t want to miss the Harlem Shake rework at 28:28 so keep your ears open!
So I would just like to start out by saying – Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas knows how to turn the fuck up. No questions asked. And I’m not just saying that because I’m from here but well… having gone to many of these Full Access, Prototype Industries, and Disco Donnie Presents, etc. shows – I feel like I’m deserving enough to be considered a bit of a connoisseur of the Texas EDM scene and can deem DFW as a huge factor of it. I had attended Meltdown last year and although they changed the venue this time around (which was extremely last-minute – two days before the show…YIKES!) there was no stopping to the crazy momentum they have kept up these past few years, especially with the big names they bring out.
Continue reading to hear about how a press pass turned into being escorted around the festival grounds by duo, Gent & Jawns + more crazy stories and a review of the set’s I caught which include Kill Paris, Candyland, Carnage, Deniz Koyu, Adventure Club, Zomboy, 12th Planet, Morgan Page, Flux Pavilion, Bro Safari, and Justice.
Well I am not really sure what the massive conglomerate the Potato Will Eat You has in store for us tonight, but according to their Youtube channel live streaming of the #WeirdestNightEver will begin in less than 30 minutes! Now with the little information I have been able to find this appears to be some sort of listening party in celebration of Major Lazer’s new album Free the Universe. I have no clue what Diplo, Skrillex, and A-trak have in store for us but I can only imagine it will be a great hour of tunes followed by some sort of karaoke??? I don’t know what these three are up to tonight, but if your just sitting on the couch you might as well turn off MTV and actually listen to some music. Find a couple of my favorites from the new Major Lazer album below as well, be sure to check out the whole Free the Universe Album here.
Well Diplo continues to blow me away after all these years as he maintains his place in my mind as one of the most versatile producers in the game. Diplo recently teamed up with German hip-hop and dance producer TAI to create one hell of a remix on Kreayshawn’s Twerkin’. If you are like me, you hit play before you start reading. In which case you are already 30 seconds into the track and have immediately recognized Diplo on the vocals, if not hit play. I will say though all novelty aside I do love the track from start to finish, and Diplo kinda kills it with his laid back rhymes if you ask me!
Just in time for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, Diplo and GTA decided to release what GTA is claiming is “easily one of the biggest tracks in both ours and Diplo’s sets” The two have labeled this track as a combination of House and Moombahton creating a genre name previously unknown to myself called “House-ahtohn.” Not sure we need more genres at this point, but this bootleg of Missy Elliott’s Work It is exactly what I expected from this duo, a huge drop, and moombah and house inspired beats that compliment great samples from the original track. This is one of those beats that requires at least 10,000 people bouncing to reach full effect, an absolute festival banger perfectly released to excite the world for Ultra!
Beautiful Bass Music. Those are the three words I’d use to describe the new collaboration by Crywolf and Aylen featuring the vocals of Charity Lane. Crywolf has really been impressing us lately and this free release comes in anticipation of his Ghosts EP out on Always Never Records (founded by Le Castle Vania) this Spring. “Silence Pt. II” dropped less than a week after Crywolf released his previous track “Oceans“, also for free. The help of fellow up-and-coming Bassmaster Aylen was a great choice on this, as we rocked out in January to his remix of Dillon Francis’ “Popped a Molly I’m Sweatin“. On “Silence Pt. II”, however, we’re treated to a melodic Dubstep track with hints of Trap licks. Always Never Records writes:
It’s another indicator of Crywolf’s finesse at blending beautiful melodies and vocals with chilling builds and adrenaline-filled crashes. Each song tells a story, which reigns especially true in “Silence Pt II”. With a blend of influences and equally aching and lovely vocals from Charity Lane, the track takes listeners anywhere from deep inside themselves to dancing on the moon. Wherever it is you go, “Silence Pt II” will carry you there and leave you with goosebumps on your arms.
I also wanted to call your attention today to Major Lazer‘s newest track titled “Bumaye (Watch Out For This)” featuring Busy Signal (vocals), The Flexican & FS Green. This is an INFECTIOUS Moombahton track that was released last week as part of Major Lazer’s pre-order promotion for their new album Free the Universe which is expected to be released next month on April 16th (you can grab your pre-order copy on iTunes). When the track dropped around 1:10 I realized I had heard this song several times before, likely from watching Diplo and Major Lazer perform it live over the past couple months. The horns in this one truly blast you in the face and when you combine them with the exotic Moombahton beat there’s no way you won’t be dancing when you hear it. This track has origins dating back to 2005 when The Flexican remixed his own original production entitled “Bumaye.” Diplo heard the track and hooked up with The Flexican, co-producer FS Green and recruited Dancehall singer Busy Signal to drop vocals over the remake. The result is an island jam uniting Caribbean vibes with the modern dance floor and it’s poised to be one of the biggest tracks of Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week which is just around the corner!