Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do - Diplo Switch Dancehall Electro 2LP

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Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do


Label: Downtown Music, Mad Decent
Catalog#: DWT70088-1, none
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
New
Artwork By [Illustration, Design, Layout] - Ferry Gouw
Producer, Mixed By - Diplo , Switch
Notes
Comes in gatefold cover with red printed inner sleeves.
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2 Front stickers state:
MAJOR LAZER
Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Free Digital Album Download with Vinyl Purchase
"I'll Make Ya" is now "Hold the Line"

Country: US
Released: 16 Jun 2009
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Reggae
Style: Gogo, Grime, Dancehall, Funk



Tracklist

A1 I'll Make Ya 3:39
Featuring - Mr. Lex , Santigold
A2 When You Hear The Bassline 3:18
Featuring - Ms. Thing
A3 Can't Stop Now 4:03
Featuring - Jovi Rockwell , Mr. Vegas



B1 Lazer Theme 2:31
Featuring - Future Trouble
B2 Anything Goes 3:14
Featuring - Turbulence (4)
B3 Cash Flow 4:06
Featuring - Jah Dan



C1 Mary Jane 3:28
Featuring - Mapei , Mr. Evil
C2 Bruk Out 2:55
Featuring - Ms. Thing , T.O.K.
C3 What U Like 2:24
Featuring - Amanda Blank , Einstein
C4 Keep It Goin' Louder 3:47
Featuring - Nina Sky , Ricky Blaze



D1 Pon De Floor 3:34
Featuring - Vybz Kartel
D2 Baby 1:17
Featuring - Prince Zimboo
D3 Jump Up 3:44
Featuring - Leftside* , Supahype


Credits
Artwork By [Illustration, Design, Layout] - Ferry Gouw
Producer, Mixed By - Diplo , Switch
Notes

More information about the credits can be found on the CD version.
This LP credited the featuring only.

2 Front stickers state:
MAJOR LAZER
Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Free Digital Album Download with Vinyl Purchase
"I'll Make Ya" is now "Hold the Line"

℗ © 2009 Downtown Music, LLC.
Manufactured and distributed by Fontana Distribution, LLC.



Another album packed with jems from djs Diplo, out of Philly, and Switch from England. (FYI-These are the guys behind MIA-"Paper Planes"!!1) The album ads depict Major Lazer as a separate "Ninja Turtles-esque" animation, with Diplo and Switch as there real life selves.
Their wikipedia states that Major Lazer "is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in a secret zombie war in 1984. He supposedly fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard."

The title track, "Hold the Line" employs the use of unconventional samples (even a horse "nay") and a slow cowboy intro. Mr. Lex and Santigold mesh together lyrically in a marriage of urban east coast and deep Jamaican vibes. Oh, and the track also has a fantatic video that I hope ends up on every pop channel around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=558F1EaxH8c

The album reflects this with the welding of timelessly fly Diplo beats and deeply rooted Caribbean artists and themes. The tracks are crammed full of vocalists such as Vybz Cartel, Ward 21, Busy Signal, Nina Sky, Amanda Blank, Mr. Vegas, Turbulence, Mapei, T.O.K, and evn Prince Zimboo! Afro Jack and Crookers are noted on the production side as well.

Wouldn't call this a "Typical" Diplo/Switch production, definitely experiments with his favorite culture and the genres of dancehall and reggae while adding secret ingredients of great beats. This album will pull fans in from all of those genres and will give every listener a refreshed ear on some of their favorite styles while giving them something extra to dance to


I am totally excited for the emergence of "electro reggae". I'm sure this sound won't be for everybody on first listen, but I think it is brilliant. This is party music, hard dancehall. If you like South Rakkas, this is absolutely the album for you. This is a concept album, and a new form of reggae. A must listen!


Major Lazer - Keep It Goin' Louder (ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze

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Major Lazer ft. Vybz Kartel - Pon De Floor


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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Downtown Music
Color Black