When Diplo and Switch (plus tones of other collaborators apparently) joined forces to become Major Lazer combo, everyone in the blogosphere was like “It’s f…g mad news, can’t wait to hear them”. Then I heard Zumbi dub, and it was absolutely awful!!! Fortunately they returned to form with a great dancehall-vibe tune Hold the line featuring none other but lovely Santogold (yes I know and no I will not write Santigold) and Mr. Lexx (formerly known as Lexxuss), released as a single of their forthcoming Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do album recorded in Jamaica with the support of Vybz Cartel, Ward 21, Busy Signal and many others.
Now, good people from Muti Music sent me a remix of this tune done by “Acid Crunk Man” and one of my favorite Bay Area artists – an-ten-nae. Oh My God! The original was propa ting but an-ten-nae’s remix is just devastating! Full low-end power and bass-heavy whomp beats with sick accapelas on top take Major Lazer’s tune to the new dimension securing the status of dancefloor killer instantly. You will dance your asses off to this, I guarantee. And watch out, the instrumental of this track under the name of “ILL” will be released this summer on Muti Music. Enjoy!
MAJOR LAZER - HOLD THE LINE Ft. SANTOGOLD AND MR LEXX (AN-TEN-NAE REMIX) (YSI)
Do not forget to check an-ten-na's myspace for more music, including totally dope and spacey remix of Mochipet's - Godzilla New Year (forthcoming on Daly Records along other remixes).