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BASS: Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Remix)

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Back in March, the mighty Major Lazer dropped their remix EP Lazer Strikes Back Vol 1. We’ve been revisiting the EP recently, and re-remembered this absolutely overlooked Hot Chip remix. Diplo and co deliver their trademark wob wob bass, sitting perfectly behind Alexis Taylor’s soothing voice. This is one of the reasons we Love Major Lazer so much – the club bangers are obviously amazing, but it’s these more laid back jams that really set him out from the crowd. Who would have thought that Trap could be so mellow? Fave bit – 3.00 mins in when it breaks down into a Reggae skank.

Download the full Lazer Strikes Back Vol.1 for free here: Lazer Strikes Back Vol 1 (download)

Also check out Major Lazer’s killer remix of Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’:

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BASS: SNOOP LION FT MILEY CYRUS – ASHTRAYS AND HEARTBREAKS

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So here we have the latest from Snoop Dogg’s ‘Snoop Lion’ project.

Here at Bandsxbass we were pretty sceptical about Snoop Dogg’s reincarnation as a reggae artist. At first it seemed quite cynical and felt like Snoop was just bored of Rap and felt like jumping on the success of acts like Major Lazer, M.I.A and Santigold. Then they dropped the first few singles, most notably Lighters Up… and they weren’t half bad.

So, the more we learn about it, the more we’re coming round to it. After all, who predicted that a young white American dude called Diplo would come along and change Reggae/Dub/Dancehall forever with Major Lazer?

Snoop himself has said in press conferences that he doesn’t want to steal the heart of Reggae and run back to the US and get rich. And with the announcement of Diplo himself being at the production reigns – this record actually might be some cop. Time will tell, but we’re looking forward to how this whole Snoop Lion thing is going to pan out. Was it perhaps a step backwards releasing this latest tune with the Miley Cyrus of all people?

Would it not have been more authentic to record with a local Jamaican artist? Miley is pretty much the definition of an all American girl – her biggest track is called ‘Party In The USA’ . It’s an interesting move, but most importantly, it sounds good. So who really cares?

We’re looking forward to the Reincarnated documentary as well, not least as it’s directed by Andy Capper, Vice Magazine’s Editor in Chief. Click here for a good recent interview with him and London’s Le Cool magazine.

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BASS: Major Lazer ft Amber Coffman & The Roots: Get Free (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

Check it out here.

The mighty Major Lazer finally perform BandsxBass’ tune of 2012 ‘Get Free’ with the help of Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman (who sang the original vocals on the tune) and Dave Longstreth. Oh yeah and The Roots (Fallon’s house band).

We’ve been waiting for ages to hear a decent live version of Get Free, especially after only getting a recorded version when we went to see them at Shepherds Bush Empire last year.

Amber’s tingle inducing vocals work as well live as they do on record and Diplo seems to be loving it, even if he doesn’t appear to be doing a huge amount here.

Props all round! Major Lazer’s second album Free The Universe is out next week and it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about hearing it.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Major Lazer: Get Free

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