Major Lazer wants to party with you (on tour), dagger you all night long (to their new EP).

Major Lazer wants to party with you (on tour), dagger you all night long (to their new EP).

Major Lazer is a guy who isn’t really a guy. The flying, laser-gun-handed, future-space Jamaican is actually made up of Diplo and Switch, whom I assume have shrunk themselves to minuscule proportions in order to puppet the cartoon commando with a series of levers like some kind of giant automaton. It’s an interesting approach to music production, though it comes with the risk of being murdered by a single mouse.

Major Lazer promises one thing on their tour: lasers. So many god damn lasers. Also, a lot of airhorn. I even have it in good confidence from a reputable source (my brother) that Diplo, at a recent Major Lazer show, spoke the words “Major Lazer” in a robotic voice at least once during and after every song.

Major Lazer will also be burning a new EP, Lazers Never Die. Fully charged with remixes and guest jamz, it’s set to start blasting on July 20. In the mean time, you can download the first track here and check out Daggering 101 (NSFW), starring Skerrit Bwoy (another guy who is not a guy). To see the quirky new dance craze in action, you can watch the Eric Wareheim-directed video for “Pon de Floor” (NSFW, NSFH, maybe even NSFSAIYR).

Lazers Never Die tracklist:

1. Sound of Siren [feat. M.I.A. and Busy Signal]
2. Good Enough [feat. Collie Buddz and Lindi Ortega]
3. Bruk Out (Buraka Som Sistema Mix)
4. Can’t Stop Now (K.L.A.M. Remix feat. Miss Banks)
5. Jump Up (Thom Yorke Remix)

Major Lazer tourdates:

05.26.10 - London, GB - Village Underground
05.27.10 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05.28.10 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, ES
06.18.10 - Seoul, South Korea - MILK
06.19.10 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Dance Republic
06.20.10 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Lush Bar
06.23.10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Pontoon
06.24.10 - Bangkok, Thailand - Bed Supperclub
06.25.10 - Kuala Lampor, Malaysia - Zouk KL
06.26.10 - Singapore - Zouk
06.30.10 - Taiwan, China - Luxy
07.01.10 - Hong Kong Central, Hong Kong - Volar
07.02.10 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Unit
07.03.10 - Osaka, Japan - Osaka Creative Center
07.16.10 - Mariaville, NY - Camp Bisco 9
07.18.10 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
08.07.10 - Los Angeles, CA - HARD Summer
08.13.10 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
08.14.10 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
08.15.10 - Budapest, HU - Sziget Festival
08.19.10 - St. Polten, AT - Frequency Festival
08.20.10 - Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop
08.29.10 - London, UK - Creamfields
08.30.10 - Notting Hill, UK - Carnival
09.05.10 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo

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