Major Lazer Releases 30-Minute 'Afrobeats' Mega-Mix: Listen

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Adam Elmakias

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When it comes to worldwide entertainment, Major Lazer is one of the baddest crews around. Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire are known for kicking massive dancehall and reggae-inspired rhythms, but the trio also puts a lot of ears to the streets of Africa, Europe and beyond. Below, they showcase much of what they've learned from the African continent with a 17-track, 30-minute mix, featuring some new Major Lazer jams as well as tunes from native African artists representing Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria and more.

Afrobeats (DJ Mix) is released on streaming platforms via Diplo's label Mad Decent. It's immediately lively and heavy with percussion and bass. It's a party vibe from beginning to end, showcasing Afrohouse rhtyhms, hip-hop influence, backyard BBQ beats and everything in between. If it'll make you dance, it's got a place on these decks.

Seamless transitions make Afrobeats the perfect party starter or background soundtrack for whatever you're up to. Listen to it in full below, and look out for more new goodies from Major Lazer all September long, culminating in a six-date tour across the continent. Full dates are available in the Instagram post below.

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