Major Lazer is an electronic music group created by record producer Diplo, with current members DJ Jillionaire, Walshy Fire, and Boaz van de Beatz. Initially the English DJ and producer Switch was part of the group, but the two parted ways in late 2011. Their music spans numerous genres, usually fusing reggae and dancehall music with dance genres such as moombahton and electro house.
Major Lazer have released three full-length albums – Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do, Free the Universe and Peace Is the Mission, released in 2009, 2013 and 2015 respectively. They have also released an EP entitled Apocalypse Soon in March 2014, which featured vocal contributions from Pharrell Williams and Sean Paul. In addition, Major Lazer have also produced Reincarnated, the debut reggae album by Snoop Dogg under his Snoop Lion persona.
Ellie Goulding (born Elena Jane Goulding on 30 December 1986) is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Hereford, she grew up in Kington, Herefordshire and currently lives in London, England. After studying drama at the University of Kent for a couple of years, Goulding moved to West London for the purpose of developing her songs and music career. Touring since 2008 she released her debut single "Under the Sheets" on 15 November 2009.
Tarrus Riley born Omar Riley in Bronx, New York, is a promising reggae singer and songwriter. His early years were spent in music studios and traveling the world with his dad. He picked up something special along the way. He is a songwriter of uncommon intelligence, breadth with a deft touch. His emotional and spiritual IQ matches his heartfelt sincerity. As a singer, his vocal style is reassuring. It conveys his every mood, concern and context eloquently. His songwriting is bold, yet definitive, passionate and authentic, without being strident or overly militant.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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