With Diplo’s signature Mad Decent Block Party only a month away, contemporary materials from the EDM goliath’s very personal dancehall collective, Major Lazer, serves as a heat welcome to the approaching pageant season.
In what began as a venture to repackage reggae and dancehall to the dance music plenty, the Diplo-led trio—which additionally sports activities the skills of Walshy Fire and Ape Drums—has blossomed into an auditory melting pot of cultures, fusing musical and visible inspirations from across the globe. Major Lazer’s new single, “Make It Hot,” does simply this, discovering frequent floor amongst Eastern and Latin sound palettes all inside a trudging moombahton beat.
Rio de Janeiro’s very personal Anitta provides vocals, which not solely places a much-needed sheen on the amalgamation of sounds current, however slathers the summer-ready beat with Major Lazer’s patented model of grinding EDM swag.
Hosted on the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on July 20 and 21, this 12 months’s Mad Decent Block Party is headlined by Major Lazer, Billie Eilish, G-Eazy and Miguel. Tickets to the occasion may be discovered here.