The Dance-Music group Major Lazer has always had its ear out for the latest global sounds taking the stage and right now it’s Afrobeat that has everyone in their groove. Their new Afrobeats mix blends music from across the continent and lends it their global audience.
Fresh off the release of the mix, ‘All My Life’ a standout single featuring Nigerian music superstar Burna Boy was also released. The videos was shot in Lagos by South African filmmaker Adriaan Louw. He takes in the scenery of the city with cuts of striking dance routines on Lagos’ busy streets and night spots. It was styled by Daniel Obasi, who’s done exceptionally well this year.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 13, 2018
Diplo, one part of Major Lazer says about the project:
Over the past few years, we’ve had the chance to tour extensively and work with artists across Africa, these music scenes continue to inspire the music we make and sets we play. We wanted to bridge our music as Major Lazer with all these new sounds and genres coming out of Africa. From Babes Wodumo the Queen of Gqom to our brother Mr. Eazi, who is taking over the globe with each release, to new voices Kizz Daniel and legends like Burna Boy, two of our favorite songwriters coming out of Nigeria. These artists along with Raye, Taranchyla, and Kranium make up the new music we’ll be releasing over the next month to coincide with our tour in Africa at the end of September. Major Lazer has been fairly quiet in 2018 on the touring and music front, but this is the beginning of what will come next for us. I’m excited to share these four songs with you and the videos that our director made are some of the best we have ever put out.
Major Lazer will be touring across Africa in September and October with dates in South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda. While in Africa, Major Lazer will also work with VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) to combat poaching in South Africa and beyond.
MAJOR LAZER LIVE
September 29 Johannesburg, South Africa H2O-Wild Waters Complex
September 30 Leopards Bay, Malawi Lake of Stars Festival
October 5 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Rock Beach October 6 Nairobi, Kenya Tuborg Open & Kenya Nights
October 7 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Bira Biro
October 8 Kampala, Uganda Sheraton Gardens
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