I know. I know how much you’ve been waiting for this. Days, weeks, months, sat in agitation asking, praying, wishing for the next installment of Lazer Strikes Back. Well, my bass loving cyber friend, I am the bearer of good news…. IT’S HERE!!! *runs into the street and hugs a stranger*
Sarcasm aside, whether you love him or loathe him, Major Lazer is a big slice of electronic music we just can’t ignore. This particular mixtape, the sixth in it’s series, features re-edits of last years album release ‘Free The Universe’. On remix duties are legendary dub technitions Mungo’s Hi Fi and So Shifty. The remixes are bold, ridiculous, horrendous and brilliant, all at the same time. Taking the EDM acidity out of the originals, each and every mix is a dubby reggae party, and in my opinion way better than what lay before. Part of me would like to sit on my high horse of high-brow electronic music and say it’s terrible, but f**k it, this is music you need to have a rum and a boogie too. Personal fave is the honky mix of ‘Sweat’ absolutely disgusting and amazing. There are absolutely no excuses for ‘Reach For The Stars’ though. I draw the line there..
Iriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie, the guiltiest of pleasures, enjoy below.