The almighty Major Lazer has returned! Wait that's not entirely correct. The truth is he never left, he's always out there watching out for us, guarding humankind from boredom and zombies alike. 'Lazer Strikes Back' is a collection of remixes of the amazing tracks released in 2012. 'Original Don', 'Get Free', 'Jah No Partial' and their remix of Hot Chip's incredible song 'Look At Where We Are' are all present here, and not in the versions we are accustomed to. The EP enlists the remix talents of Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross, Yellow Claw, and none other than Jack Beats. This is a perfect appetizer for the upcoming album 'Free The Universe' due out soon.
The album was delayed due to the villainous General Rubbish, who had kidnapped Lazer. Hope is not lost; the iTunes preorder begins February 26th, that's tomorrow. Signing up for it will get you the next single 'Watch Out For This (Bumaye)'.
If you're in Toronto like us, this week is even bigger for Major Lazer's army. Not only will we be preordering the record tomorrow but Thursday night (the 28th) Major Lazer is performing at Sound Academy. If you haven't seen this show, you should. There's no other electronic, dj, dance act like it. We've had the chance to see them perform all over the continent from Toronto to California and even Washington state.
If you can't attend, watch for the record, get free, and remember; Lazers never die.
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