Preview of 2012 - Major Lazer
- Henry Northmore
- 6 January 2012
Tsunami of sound from Diplo and Switch's musical alter-ego
Brace yourselves for some sub-heavy electro dancehall from Diplo and Switch as they unleash their collective alter ego Major Lazer: ‘A Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs.’
After collaborating on MIA’s ‘Paper Planes’ and Santogold’s debut album Diplo and Switch rediscovered their love of the reggae soundsystem and mashed it together with their own dancefloor quaking electronica at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. Working with a selection of respected dancehall vocalists (including Busy Signal, Ward 21 and Mr Vegas) they created a future-dub-funk hybrid on debut album Guns Don’t Kill People … Lazers Do. Now the Major is a veteran of rocking soundsystems around the world, so expect a tsunami of sound as they cram their full live show into the ABC. And get down early for top notch support from Toddla T and Unicorn Kid.
O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sun 22 Apr.
Like the sound of this? Check out French electro duo Justice at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Sun 12 Feb.