Major Lazer just dropped a new EP, Soca Storm, in celebration of the upcoming Carnival season. The three-track project features Diplo’s namesake on “Soca Storm” and “King of the Party” alongside Mr Killa, plus “Wet It Up” with Zeek.
Those who have had the pleasure of witnessing Major Lazer live, know the artists take some time for the soca grooves, engaging the entire crowd in coordinated movements from left to right. These fast-paced tracks have been played out at shows and are finally available on streaming services to bring the Carnival atmosphere to parties everywhere.
As Major Lazer is set to disperse at the end of 2020 with a final album still pending, this surprise project drop gives a glimpse of a style that made the electronic dancehall troupe stand out admits the rest.
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