Biography

Formed: 2008 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: ’00s, ’10s

A conceptual EDM act based on every side of a fictional character, Major Lazer launched in 2008 because the digital reggae/dancehall project of Diplo, the globetrotting, tastemaking DJ/agriculturist whose previous collaborations included work on account of M.I.A. and Santigold. Recorded at Jamaica’s Tuff Gong studios, Major Lazer’s debut album, Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, featured producer Switch as a member. Vocal contributions came from well-known dancehall stars including Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Mr. Vegas, and Turbulence,…

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