I started a bike ride with this song one evening and got lost. I started peddling after I hit play to this almost six minute long song. I turned up the volume (listening with one ear-bud for road safety) and found myself on “autopilot”. This song ended and “The Tired Moon” started playing; the hypnotic rhythmic beats clearing my head of all thoughts. I got so into the music that I didn’t know where I was cycling to. I must have cycled through the album a couple of times until I found myself looking at a sunset 2 hours later. Then I booked it home before it got dark.
Going to be honest here, I’m not really a big fan of Major Lazer, Diplo OR the Dirty Projectors but put them together and you get one of my favorite songs of 2012. Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) provided the vocals while Major Lazer (currently comprised of Diplo and producer Jillionaire) crafted it into the reggae dancehall music you hear now. Since this is the most recent song dropped besides Jah No Partial I’m hoping that this is the direction Major Lazer is heading; I highly doubt it. Regardless, I’ll be keeping an ear out for ‘Free The Universe’ this February.