Major Lazer

Major Lazer is a new collaboration between Diplo and Switch and they created a full album of dancehall and reggae madness – “Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do“.

The first single from Major Lazer was “Hold The Line” with vocals from Mr Lex & Santogold which was released on Mad Decent label in May 26th. And now dancefloors are crushed by another Major Lazer’s track “Pon De Floor” additionally produced by Afro Jack with vocal from Vybz Kartel.

Album is full of collaborations with such guests as Amanda Blank, Nina Sky, Ms Thing, Jah Dan, T.O.K., Mr Vegas, Jovi Rockwell, Prince Zimboo, Leftside and others plus additional production from Crookers and Afro Jack. And you can buy  “Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do” in Europe from June 27th.

Mp3: Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Feat Mr Lex & Santogold)
Mp3: Major Lazer – Call Mi (Dave Kelly’s Hold The Line)
Mp3: Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Feat Vybz Kartel)
Mp3: Major Lazer – Zumbi (Feat Andy Milonakis)

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Feat Mr Lex & Santogold)

Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose has been playing records since the tender age of fourteen, raised on an upbringing of Motown Soul, Jazz and Eighties Funk in London’s Ladbroke Grove area. At the beginning of the nineties Jesse moved to Bristol and started hanging out with old friend Jamie Anderson. A few years on and the duo soon started djing and began throwing club nights, homing in on their particular sound of Chicago house mixed with early Detroit techno.

By 1997 Jesse was ready to make the move back to his hometown, recording his first mix compilation for the Subversive label and releasing his first single “Concrete City” on Artform in 1999. The mix compilation received critical acclaim from all sides of the dance music community, who picked up on the unique way Jesse presented his sound.

In 200 Jesse alongside Chris Belsey started working on his biggest project to date –  the Front Room Recordings. The label received loyal support from the off with an artist roster that boasts the likes of Solid Groove, Henrik Schwarz, Chris Duckenfield, Trevor Loveys, Jamie Anderson, Rob Mello, John Tejada and Stefan Goldmann. Jesse also worked on ‘loungin’ recordings’ from the same year until 2006. Jesse now owns Made to Play & Front Room as his outlet for everything he loves in house & techno.

It was at the same time that Jesse started the labels that he met the man that would change him from DJ to producer: Dave Taylor (aka Switch and Solid Groove). The first project they worked on together as Induceve was “Jazz Chops“, which automatically became a house anthem. With a string of releases on Derrick Carter’s Classic label and more recently on Dave’s Dubsided imprint, Induceve have become renowned for their way of twisting the house template. Dave has co-produced some of Jesse’s biggest productions including the massive “A-sided” and  “You’re All Over My Head” on Dubsided. Jesse also records as Content and regularly produces alongside Trevor Loveys as izit? and Oliver $ for the Made To Play imprint.

Jesse Rose also created a massive amount of remixes on such artists as Solid Groove, Lee Mortimer, Trevor Loveys, Elite Force, Jimpster, Mark Knight, Riton, Tim Deluxe, Layo & Bushwacka, Claude VonStroke, 2Raumwohnung, Armand Van Helden, Simian Mobile Disco, Underworld, Hot Chip and Kevin Saunderson.

Jesse Rose’s debut album will hit the shops in 2009. Entitled “What Do You Do If You Don’t“, all of its material is brand new apart from the 2006 single “You’re All Over My Head”. Preceded by the single release of “Forget My Name” (released on Dubsided on December 15, 2008), the album will feature guest appearances from David E. Sugar, Hot Chip and The Incredible Beatbox Band. Promoting his new album Jesse Rose also created first Essential Mix of 2009, 2 hours of best tunes from him and his friends.

Single: Jesse Rose – What Do You Do If You Don’t (Sampler) (via
Single: Jesse Rose & Action Man – Take It To The Club (via
Single: Content – The Tribute (via
Mix: Jesse Rose – Essential Mix (03.01.2009) (Rapidshare)