Major Lazer have spent more than a decade spreading dance hall and world music across the planet. But they might finally be hanging up their microphones next year. In an interview with Complex, Diplo revealed, “Next year marks our last album, so we got a lot of stuff in between now and then.”
His other side projects Silk City and LSD also taking off. And he’s also got a stellar solo career with residencies in many Las Vegas nightclubs, so it makes sense. LSD has put out three songs since May, and Silk City has done four, including collaborations with Dua Lipa and GoldLink & Desiigner.
To say that Diplo is busy is an understatement.
“Music is so fast nowadays. It’s like we’re in a hip-hop cycle all the time; a new rapper comes out and careers last like two years these days,” Diplo laments. “Everything is so rushed, so we’re just so lucky we can get things out on the radio these days. I think this project has enough energy around it that we’re able to keep being relevant, that’s the essence of being great DJs. We all love music, so we don’t have to get stuck in a certain style.”
Major Lazer just dropped a major -pun intended – Afrobeats mixtape featuring a bunch of music they’re going to be releasing on an Afro-centric EP (already three tracks in) before the final album next year. You can hear that below.