MA­JOR LAZER

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - JIM CAR­ROLL

Ma­jor Lazer’s sec­ond al­bum has been a long time com­ing and you can prob­a­bly mark that down to pro­ducer and in­sti­ga­tor Di­plo’s on­go­ing global gal­li­vant­ing. Of course, this tour­ing led him to the Ja­maican dance­hall, dub and roots sounds that helped make Ma­jor Lazer’s de­but ( Guns Don’t Kill Peo­ple, Laz­ers Do) such an en­tic­ing, rous­ing af­fair. For the sec­ond time around, fel­low Laz­er­man Dave “Switch” Tay­lor has am­i­ca­bly de­parted the scene, leav­ing Di­plo to take the helm of a crew who are aim­ing at a much big­ger dance­floor. The in­fec­tious hooks, ef­fer­ves­cent en­ergy and all-round air of silli­ness make Wind Up, Get Free and es­pe­cially Scare Me sound like the best party in the world. Those oc­ca­sions when Di­plo kicks up some dust for the EDM broth­ers aren’t quite as en­tic­ing but, by and large, Ma­jor Lazer’s big guns are still set to stun. ma­jor­lazer.com

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