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Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Lunice, Paul Devro

Thu, March 28, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$35.00

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Major Lazer
Major Lazer
Place: Known Universe

Galaxy: Unknown

Time: 2050

Years after the zombie apocalypse ravaged the galaxy, Major Lazer went into isolation after bringing peace and order to Earth. With the help of a mysterious shadow government called Cinco he was cryogenically frozen as a safeguard for the future’s wellbeing. Despite a great many years of pursuing peace on the planet, a new threat began to loom on the horizon and the commando was brought out of sleep by the Committee of Five. This intergalactic group faced an opponent that only Major Lazer could defend against: his former superior and commander General Rubbish. Rubbish had come out of deep space hiding with a new weapon…Terror Lazor and was set out to enslave and capture all of Earth’s allies to seize inter-galactic planetary control and then destroy Earth. With dwindling resources to defend Earth and it’s allies, the Committee of Five brought Major Lazer out of cryogenic slumber. He was assigned a partner, the female assassin known only as Knife Fight. Together they set out to FREE THE UNIVERSE, beginning on the fortuitous date of February 19th, 2013.

After releasing their landmark LP Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in 2009, the heroic production duo of Diplo and Switch found themselves boldly marching forwards toward the end of the aughts, conquering major milestones. From 2009 to 2011, the twosome toured extensively across the United States and the world, selling out shows and performing at some of music’s major festivals, including Coachella, Pitchfork, Sasquatch, Outside Lands and Falls Music & Arts Festival. In 2010 Major Lazer released Lazerproof, a free download mixtape with pop sensation La Roux, and Lazers Never Die, an EP featuring two new tracks and three remixes, including one by Thom Yorke. Undoubtedly, one of the foremost breakthroughs for Major Lazer during this time was the production collaboration with Beyonce on her massive hit “Run the World (Girls)”, which sampled their track “Pon de Floor. Beyonce directly sought out Switch and Diplo, recognizing the fact that the duo was creating authentically innovative music and further cementing their status as a production team worthy of worldwide mainstream attention. As 2011 turned to 2012, Switch determined it best to pursue his own path, leaving Diplo in full control of Major Lazer.

Now, as the sole executive producer of Major Lazer, Diplo continues to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement with the upcoming release Free The Universe. The recording includes exciting collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavillion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, Dev and more. Spin called the LP’s first single “Get Free” featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, “a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.” The second single from Free The Universe, “Jah No Partial”, dropped on October, 22nd 2012.

Diplo (AKA Wesley Pentz) has risen through the ranks and has asserted himself as one of the most pioneering producers of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world’s musical heritages, Diplo has managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream. He is the Grammy-nominated founder, owner and head honcho of Mad Decent records, which has not only garnered widespread critical and audience accolades since its inception, but has also deservedly earned a hefty reputation as a vanguard of groundbreaking releases. As Major Lazer, he recently retreated to Jamaica to team up with producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Dre Skull on the upcoming Snoop Dogg album Snoop Lion “Reincarnated”. Major Lazer was also featured on the title track from No Doubt’s latest comeback album with famed dancehall artist Busy Signal and released an official remix for Hot Chip’s “Look At Where We Are”.
Lunice
Lunice
Lunice Fermin Pierre II has taken over the asylum because his sound is crazy, his vibe is inconceivable, and his appeal boundless. In a little over a year, Lunice had managed to capture the attention of the world, with an eclectic sound and out of the ordinary production capability. Lunice is a natural born entertainer who has the drive, sound, and dexterity to make us move. He was able to get a firm grip of the electronic beats scene across Canada and the United States with his live mixing of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. While taking cues from Autechre, Bangladesh, Dilla, and the Ed Banger clique, Lunice managed to craft his own recipe which makes dance floors bump and bass bins thump. This 23 year old producer has put out remixes out on prominent labels such as Mad Decent, XL Recordings, Young Turks, Big Dada,Top Billin' and a recent solo EP entitled STACKER UPPER which was released on the Scottish Based label LuckyMe. The discography continues to grow by the day.

Not only is the music extraordinary, so is his "larger than life" stage persona. Lunice manages to capture audiences worldwide by dominating the stage and revitalizing dance floors with his quintessential energy and awe inspiring charisma. It looks like Lunice will conduct the sound of clubland for years to come since this is all starting to sizzle for him. Starting off fresh on the scene with a humble beginning, to building fan bases on different continents, Lunice is clearly making his mark.
Paul Devro
Paul Devro is a small-town boy turned world-traveling DJ by bringing his own brand of party music to the sweatiest dance floors. Since being picked up by tastemaker, Diplo, to be the creative director/artist for his record label Mad Decent, Paul has toured everywhere from India, Russia, Australia, Asia, across North America and almost all of Europe. He has shared the bill with the likes of Crookers, Annie Mac, Boyz Noize, Justice, Chromeo, Diplo, Fake Blood, and A-trak, to name a few. Paul has a niche for breaking new genres of dance music, which is clear by listening to his highly praised mixtapes for We Make It Good, Dazed, The Fader, and XLR8R. That, along with his secret stacks of tracks he brings to the club with him, proves that he has the ear to turn out any crowd on any dance floor.
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