Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP. His true mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.
Major Lazer is the brain child of dance music heavy weight Diplo. It’s his dancehall project—a survey of a wide range of Jamaican rhythmic styles, all given a contemporary sheen and Diplo's own ideas, which are respectful of the styles in question without being overly reverent.
Bringing Major Lazer to life on the live stage is a feat, which Diplo does brilliantly with the help of a few familiar faces, loud speakers and some daggering.
Get fresh with Major Lazer at Foreshore 2012!