Major Lazer’s album finally hits the UK on Monday all proper like and for once the hype and media sizzle is properply justified. Diplo and Switch are two dudes who have worked with MIA (in Diplo’s case even made the beast with two backs with her) and survived with their careers intact. They must be on pretty potent stuff in their digital dungeon.
What I’ve heard so far of sounds like those two have been chugging on big, fat buckets of ganj, then throwing anything they can find into the cauldron. Spaghetti Western guitars, horses and murderah’s all bouncing to the dancehall beat. They’re playing at Bestival in September and I’m pretty excited to see how they’re gonna turn the Lazer into a live ting and inject some of the ridiculous A-Team-esque back story into it.
From this footage it maybe just randoms dancing to Diplo’s laptop while Switch smokes fags and throws the sort of shapes usually made by dads at weddings.
Incidentally Switch is one of my heroes not just for this musical ability. Word has it that despite his age the man has one of the largest appetites in dance music for pure, unadulterated hedonism. Check out these images from Fabric taken at a Get Familiar evening sometime in 2007. They tell quite a story...
Switch in a fucking right old mess at Fabric