Major Lazer is an electronic music group created by record producer Diplo, with current members Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Also, Boaz van de Beatz and Jr. Blender often contribute to the groups projects, even though they are not official members. Initially the English DJ and producer Switch was part of the group, but the two parted ways in late 2011. Their music spans numerous genres, usually fusing reggae and dancehall music with dance genres such as electro house. Major Lazer has had quite a year thus far, from linking up with DJ Snake and MO for “Lean On”, which continues to be one of the biggest hits of the year so far, to claiming the number 1 spot on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with Peace is the Mission.
Major Lazer has switched spots with Jamie XX’s In Colour, to take the rightful place with their latest hit. Walshy Fire, Jillionaire, and Diplo have announced that a follow up record is due later this year, which could also claim the top spot on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album in the future. On top of everything that is going on for Major Lazer, they just released an official remix from Vanic of the opening track from the album, “Be Together”, which gives an overall unique sound to the track. Be sure to listen to the remix below as well as Major Lazer’s Peace is the Mission. Stay tuned for the future endeavors that Major Lazer has in store for their fans!
What could be more awesome than partying on top of one of The Seven Wonders of the World?! Located about an hour and a half outside of Beijing, the YinYang Music Festival (YYMF) will be held on the most significant Chinese cultural landmark, The Great Wall of China. The festival venue itself was built specifically for performances. Returning June 20-22, the YYMF will gather 50 of the best China based DJs and headlining international artists for the development of the emerging Chinese underground electronic scene.
Thus far, YYMF is the first festival focused on uniting the Chinese electronic music scene by working with pioneer venues and leading artist crews from Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and many more. Festival-goers are offered cheap sleeping facilities and camping options, round-trip ground transportation and, most importantly, 3-day festival tickets for only 300RMB (about $50). The festival has received global attraction with its unique goals and ideas. On top of providing safety measures, Tianjin is well-known for bringing music and performance talents which will bring a new culture and new ideas to the local community. Come experience a new culture of underground dance music and an unforgettable night of a lifetime!
As we all know it’s festival season and another festival that you won’t want to miss out on is the Electric Forest. The Electric Forest Festival is a four-day multi-genre event, with a focus on electronic and jam band genres held in Rothbury, Michigan from June 25th- June 28th. This festival is both a collaboration and an experiment in the community. There are many ways to be involved in the Forest, from work to play, and everywhere in between. The Plug In Program offers creative opportunities to jump in and participate through contests, artistic opportunities, and adventures of all kind. This gives everyone an opportunity to add to the magic of the forest. Everything each member of the Forest Family does, big or small, shapes the festival’s outcome.
A great Plug in Program is Electricology which is Electric Forest’s innovative sustainability program. This program provides the community a chance to win exclusive prizes for being a part of the clean up efforts on site. Another Plug In Program is Electric Forces which is a new feature that has been added this year’s festival. It holds the opportunity for Veterans to share their knowledge and skills as workshops for the Forest Family. These workshops will be offered free of charge to anyone who wants to participate this year. Support this program as well as the other programs and learn something new with like-minded people and support the Forest for this epic music festival. Click here for more information on the Plug In Programs as well as details about the Electric Forest Festival!
Well-known for his electronic genre diversity and demand is high for Primetime slot rocker all over USA. Crushing crowds of up to 10,000+ Steven Wright moves masses and makes them his own. This past weekend in NYC, DJ Steven Wright rocked out on Friday night with a sold out crowd at the Highline Ballroom till 4 am and that was just the beginning of his east coast tour. He continued to party hard with the hottest New York socialites at Club SONO NYC on Saturday. He played a remix of Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s hit, Outside, which made the club go crazy. Click below to listen to the remix….you won’t be disappointed! He didn’t stop there, he continued the party madness for brunch at NYC Laser Zoo which featured unlimited cocktails, delicious food, intense games of laser tag, and of course the hottest tracks that kept the crowd buzzing all day long. Don’t miss out on one of the hottest DJs and be sure to check him out on Soundcloud and Facebook for his upcoming events and latest tracks!
Be sure to check out his tour dates below and don’t miss out on an epic night with Steven Wright:
Capitale, Washington, DC -Saturday, June 6th
Sutra, Costa Mesa, CA – Thursday, June 18th
Dive Dayclub w/ Brazzabelle – Sunday, July 5th
Marquee Dayclub, Las Vegas, NV – Friday, July 17th