Production duo Major Lazer is back with a new five-track EP, Lazers Never Die, which you can stream in its entirety on their MySpace. Expect to hear reggae-laden rhythms over Major Lazer’s signature electronic beats. Lazers Never Die includes features from M.I.A., Lindi Ortega, and Collie Buddz, plus a remix of “Jump Up” by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.
M.I.A.’s hotly anticipated third full-length /\/\ /\ Y /\ has finally arrived, following the internationally critically acclaimed Arular (2005) and Kala (2007). Like its predecessors, /\/\ /\ Y /\ deftly mixes politics, social consciousness, and inimitable genre blending. As much a political statement as a musical one, the new album takes a scathing look at our ever-increasing dependence on the digital world. Producers on the album include Rusko, Blaqstarr, Switch, Diplo, John Hill, Derek Miller, Sugu, and Maya herself. You can check her out live on July 24th at Hard Fest in NYC on South Island Field, Governor’s Island.