Hiatus & Major Lazer

So firstly im gonna start this post with a cliche comment of being sorry for not posting for ages because i was too busy because i was too busy living life ! o.k. so get off my back ….geez you guys just won’t drop it.

The Rant:

So i feel bad because this is like my little baby blog and if this was a real baby it would be dead by now, rotting somewhere under my house cos it got into the crawl space and i just plain forgot to look for it. But what i’m trying to say is that i’m back now and kingsley is coming to back me up too so youz should all watch out!

I guess i should start by finishing my Field Day post but i think its too far gone and Field Day was like sooooo last month. but i will summarise my second installment of my Field Day post by Saying Major Lazer kicks ass !!!

I had the pleasure of seeing Diplo play at the Metro a couple of days later and it was a mix of Diplo (the first and last half hours) plus an hour long Major Lazer Soundsystem set as well, they played a very similiar set to the Field Day set but coupled with the smaller more intimate venue plus sandwiched between some sensational diplo set mixing before and after the Set went OFF !!! like fucking off the chain…. there was no chain there we all forgot what a chain looked like it was so far from a chain.

So if you don’t know Major Lazer i’ll give you the low done.

Major Lazer is the all knowing all powerful alter ego of Diplo and Switch.

Between the two of them they have produced and remixed the likes of:

M.I.A (Diplo producted the album Piracy Fund Terrorism with M.I.A, it was pretty much a diplo style twist on M.I.A’s album Arular)
Kanye West
Spank Rock
Jacknife lee
The Futureheads
Fatboy Slim
Laidback Luke
Buraka Som Sistema
Rye Rye
John Legend
The Bingo Players
TV on the Radio

and thats just a few

It’s hard to define Major Lazer’s sound but i would say they are heavily influenced by Reggae, Dancehall, Kodura and Baile Funk however they put an electronic sound behind most of their tracks and above all their tracks are fun and they get people moving.

Now when Major Lazer came touring they toured under Major Lazer Sound System. What that meant was that only Diplo was touring however he did pick up two back up dancers and a Wicked Mc called Skerrit Bwoy (i’ll get to him later).

Now you may be asking why didn’t Switch tour as well? Well i have no concrete evidence and this is all hearsay but apparently Switch is a ragging alcoholic and by about mid day he can’t see his own hands. I want to stress that this is only what i’ve heard on the grapevine but if anyone saw Switch’s closing set at Field Day 09 you would agree that he couldnt mix for shit and he was completely wasted, he actually stopped the music at one stage because he fucked up a mix so many times he just gave up, faded out then pressed play on the new track …… GAY !!

Anyway enough bitching, all i’m saying is that i can see how that rumour may be true and i can also see why Major Lazer’s managers may have asked Switch to sit this tour out to ensure everything ran smoothly, plus Diplo is god and anything he plays, does, touches, eats, smells, looks at or wears is gospel coolness or as his myspace suggests: he is cooling than the other side of your pillow.

So Moving on as this post is dangerously close to rant territory.

Diplo and Major Lazer picked up Skerrit Bwoy instead which was awesome to watch. Skerrit Bwoy got famous for whats called Daggering. also apparently he LOVES sex which kind of explains why he dances the way he does 🙂

Daggering is a dance that pretty much involves pretending to fuck someone, usually that person is someone of the opposite sex however my mate Tommy and I proved the exception to the rule by flaunting our finest Daggering moves all over the Metro dance floor tag teaming each other and taking turns to ride bitch as it were 🙂

I’ve posted below some videos and track to show you what these guys are all about i hope you enjoy.


Diplo & Skerrit Bwoy at a store opening, a fine display of daggering on an unsuspecting lady from the crowd. check out the chain spin… awesome 🙂
also check out Diplo’s face when some dude cuts in an try’s to help him mix @ 4:18, not impressed 🙂

Here is the Hold the Line Music Video Clip pretty cool animation plus a rad song, cool 90’s action figure commercial in the middle so random.


Ps i want those action figures 🙂

This one is the Pon de Floor Music Video, it’s all about the daggering! check out the space ship and the dj one’s….. wow 🙂
unfortunately is kinda poor quality but its all i could find 😦


Three of my favourite Major Lazer tracks one is a remix and two are originals

When You Hear The Baseline – Major Lazer

Hold The Line – Major Lazer

Keep It Going Louder Ft Nina Sky – Major Lazer – Tommie Sunshine Remix

Here ends today’s rant,

In Diplo We Trust,


Lots of Love Jono

P.s. Stay Tuned for my new mixtape, Hope for Haiti Featuring Radioclit’s monopoly of the decks plus Jamaican Mi Crazy !! all coming very soon.


~ by mohatmoplay on February 1, 2010.

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