Party starters Major Lazer has a new album coming out on April 16th entitled Free The Universe. Expected to be one of the largest electronic releases of the past few years (behind the upcoming Random Access Memories of course), Free The Universe has been highly anticipated from fans, critics, and fellow artists alike. Originally set and planned to be released by now, Diplo and team Major Lazer want to be sure that ‘FTU’ is perfected and marketed to the T. We expect to hear sounds old and new on the upcoming album as well as features from other large names in music.
Due to the delay(s), Major Lazer has decided to release a series of 3 mini EPs dubbed the Lazer Strikes Back series (Volume 1-3). Remixing Major Lazer originals “Jah No Partial” with Flux Pavilion, “Get Free“, and “Original Don“, the compilations showcases edits from artists like Flosstradamus, Baauer, Avicii, Jack Beats, Yellow Claw, and many others; plus Major Lazer remixes of Hot Chip’s “Look At Where We Are” and No Doubt’s “Settle Down”. The collection is available for FREE download and is just what we need to build the excitement for Free The Universe. You can download the series from Major Lazer’s Soundcloud and you can pre-order Free The Universe NOW on iTunes.
Major Lazer released the following statement in regards to the album delay and the Laser Strikes Back series:
“The upcoming album, “FREE THE UNIVERSE,” has been been kidnapped by General Rubbish and we all must embark on an epic journey to upset his evil plan so we can free the universe as planned with the album.
Our fans are the most important part of what makes Major Lazer what it is. It is with that consideration that “FREE THE UNIVERSE” will not be released this month as previously scheduled. We never want to disappoint our supporters but circumstances out of our control have made us unable to keep the intended date. For anyone disappointed, we are truly apologetic and we promise that this hiccup has only made what we have planned for the album stronger. We tried extremely hard to keep the date but it was ultimately decided that rushing the album would have been unfair to you and everyone who worked so hard on it. An iTunes exclusive pre-order in the US will launch next Tuesday, 2/26 which will feature an instant grat download of “Watch Out for This (Bumaye).”
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