One of most influential trios in the EDM scene, Major Lazer, will see a full stop soon. Diplo, who is a part of Major Lazer has revealed in an interview with Complex, that the next album release of the group will be the last one. The album is set to release in 2019.
Formed a decade ago, the group that consists of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, has been unique in its music production style and the incredible live shows that they curated. Creating contemporary music which created huge waves across the globe, is what the trio is well-known for and it really feels disappointing that they’re disbanding.
“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.” – Diplo
Major Lazer has just released the Afrobeats mixtape which featured artists like Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi and Babes Wodumo.
“Everyone on the EP, they’re not new artists, they’re already exploding. Babes is probably the biggest female singer in South Africa. We were just seeing all of that and listening to the music ourselves, so it just became easier to put it together”, he said.
With his other side-projects like Silk City and LSD taking off, the Diplo has been quite busy. Both LSD and Silk City saw a few releases this year and the music is doing really well. Diplo also said that the final album that Major Lazer will release will have “a bunch of stuff you haven’t heard like that we made the last ten years. Next year marks our last album, so we got a lot of stuff in between now and then”.
We will indeed miss their infectious presence as a trio in the dance music scene and continue grooving to Lean On for many years to come!