(UK) It’s hard to think of another artist who has they’re feet firmly planted across as many styles as the Mad Decent founder, head honcho and brand ambassador, Diplo. Equally immersed in Top 40 and hip-hop world as he is in underground club, indie rock and world music, the Grammy-nominated producer is embarking on his most ambitious year yet with not just the launch of the new Major Lazer cartoon on FXX, tour dates across the world (including the Mad Decent Boat and Block Parties), but also the release of a new Major Lazer album, Peace Is The Mission.
Coming June 1st on Because/Mad Decent and available for pre-order today (with instant grat tracks “Lean On” and new song “Roll the Bass”), Peace is the Mission will be the third studio album from Major Lazer, the dancehall collective spearheaded by Diplo with trusted co-conspirators Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.
Earlier this month, Major Lazer unleashed the first massive single “Lean On”, a collaboration with “Turn Down For What” superstar producer DJ Snake and Danish it-girl MØ. Currently, “Lean On” is #15 on the Spotify Global chart with over 1M views per day and today Major Lazer shares the epic video that they shot in India earlier this year.
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Diplo, Walshy Fire & Jillionaire have brought life to Major Lazer all over the world, supporting past studio LPs Free The Universe and Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, as one of the most exhilarating live acts in years. From throwing their own Kingston, Jamaica festival to appearing in select cities for the Mad Decent Block Party, Mad Decent Boat Party and every club in between, the dancehall-inspired electronic trio have left no stone unturned and no booty unshaken. They’ll cross the globe again this Spring, Summer and Fall with new music and a new show (check here for tour dates).
What’s more, the face of the project, renegade commando cartoon character Major Lazer, will get a life of his very own as FX Networks plans to debut the Major Lazer cartoon on April 16th as part of Animation Domination programming on FXX (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, The Simpsons, etc). With guest appearances from Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Tiësto, RiFF RAFF, Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, Trinidad James and more, Major Lazer confirms that this will be one of the silliest and best sound-tracked years yet. After airing weekly on FXX, each episode will go up the next day for stream on Hulu and purchase on iTunes. Click here for more info.
Peace Is The Mission Tracklisting:
1. Be Together ft. Wild Belle
2. Too Original ft. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell
3. Blaze Up The Fire ft. Chronixx
4. Lean On ft. MØ & DJ Snake
5. Powerful ft. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley
6. Light It Up ft. Nyla
7. Roll the Bass
8. Night Riders ft. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra
9. All My Love ft. Ariana Grande & Machel Montano (Remix)