Return Of The Mack Mark Morrison
If you're a big fan of Major Lazer and their 'Apocalypse Soon' EP you should check out some of these similar artists, featuring A-Trak, Duck Sauce and Crookers.
Lets start with the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project that is 'Major Lazer' - Diplo - who has an impressive solo record too. His singles 'Biggie Bounce,' 'Crown' and his recent remix of Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love' are just some of Diplo's best.
American Electro House DJ Steve Aoki (known as much for his cake-throwing and crowd-surfing stunts as he is his music) recently hooked up with Diplo and Deorro for new track 'Freak' and has also worked with the likes of Afrojack and Laidback Luke, as well as releasing many solo endeavours. Notable songs are 'Bonelss' and 'Turbulence.'
DJ Snake's had a crazy few years, the Grammy-nominated producer went worldwide with his 2013 singles 'Bird Machine' and 'Turn Down For What.' The former was picked up by Diplo's label 'Mad Decent,' the latter was certified gold last month after enjoying time in the top 5 of the dance/electronic chart. Notable remixes are Kanye West's 'New Slaves,' AlunaGeorge’s 'You Know You Like It,' Duck Sauce's 'It's You' and Major Lazer's 'Bubble Butt'. Picture: Facebook
He might be best known for 2012 viral sensation song 'Harlem Shale' but American trap and bass producer Baauer has been in the game since age 13 and produced some sick remixes for everyone from Nero to The Prodigy to No Doubt. We'll be keeping an eye out to see if Baauer has anything big to offer in 2014.
Since going solo Crookers aka Francesco 'Phra' Barbaglia is just as worthy. You might recognise the song he produced 'Ghetto Guetta,' or listen out for new single 'Heavy' which is also self-produced. Majo Lazer lovers, listen to the Crookers remix of Major Lazer's 'Original Don.'
Dilion Francis rose to fame after catching Diplo's attention and has supported Nero, Flux PAvillion and Knife Party - so his sound is one you can bet on enjoying if you're a Major Lazer fan. With eight albums released in just four years and countless remixes under his belt there's plenty of material to get you going.
Canadian DJ A-Trak has been in the game since he was just 15 years old and got a big break when he was recruited personally by Kanye West to be his tour DJ back in 2004. Known largely for merging rap with electronic music through his extensive remix work, including with prominent artists such as Bonde do Role, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Kanye West, and Digitalism.
In early 2014 EDM super-group Duck Sauce's (aka DJ A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) announced a full album entited 'Quack' to be released through A-Trak's Fools Gold Recs. The album features 12 songs by the duo, including 'Barbra Streisand' and previously released singles like 'Its You' and 'Radio Stereo'.
Bassjackers was born in 2007, built out of two friends, Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst, the former a DJ and the latter a producer. their big break came in 2011, when their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and released on his imprint Musical Freedom. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011. Since then they've remixed for Rihanna, played alongside Tiesto and Afrojack and scored other bigPicture: Facebook
Mr Vegas, real name Clifford Smith, made his comeback to music with the release of his new album, Sweet Jamaica on May 29, 2012. The Jamaican dancehall star has a successful career int he late 90's and came back strong with songs ‘Party Tun Up,' 'Bruk It Down' and 'Sweet Jamaica.' Picture: Facebook