The famous Electronic Dancehall group, Major Lazer, who has contributed immensely in bringing Afrobeat to the central stage of world attention over decades will finally break up in the new year. And its official.
According to Diplo, one half of the EDM group and the most popular member (remember he formed Jack Ü with Skrillex to give us “Where are you now” with Justin Bieber on the hook?), who told Complex Magazine that “Next year marks our last album, so we got a lot of stuff in between now and then.”
The iconic producer/DJ also talked about working with new acts on his side projects (Silk City and LSD) and other numerous projects involving notable African acts like Burma Boy, Mr. Eazi and Babes Wodumo on Major Lazer’s Afrobeats mix as the factor.
new African music gets overlooked in America and Europe,” it’s important to put these artists and their dances and vibe into the videos- Diplo
Major Lazer which consist of Diplo, Jullionaire and Washy Fire, has contributed tremendous to the growth of world music especially their collaboration with Africa based music artists. A fit that has open the door for other established western world acts like Ciara to follow.
Though, this breakup doesn’t sound too pleasant to the ears but we must not forget that the strong musical fire burning in them will still be present in their respective new projects. Well, take a listen to Diplo’s new work and see for yourself.