Diplo keeping back Major Lazer LP until 2013

By | Published on Thursday 13 September 2012


Initially set at 5 Nov, the release of ‘Free The Universe’, the new LP from Diplo’s muscular dancehall arm Major Lazer, will now happen on 18 Feb 2013.

Diplo’s own label Mad Decent hasn’t yet explained the delay, but I’m sure the producer/DJ has an excellent excuse for it. Perhaps he’s waiting on final verses from Shaggy, who guests on the record amid all-star cameos by Bruno Mars, Wyclef Jean and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.

As consolation for this most crushing of disappointments, have a glance instead at the very good video for the long player’s present single ‘Get Free’, featuring Jamaica, Amber Coffman and lots of just about SFW ‘twerking’. Oh, and talking of twerking, you may as well also listen to Diplo talking about it on Kreayshawn’s new single ‘Twerkin!!!’, which is released on Monday as part of Kreay’s debut ‘Somethin Bout Kreay’. But it’s not essential that you do.