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Major Lazer – “Free The Universe” (2/19, Downtown)
Diplo and Switch did music a great service by introducing dancehall to a new mainstream generation with 2009’s “Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do.” Switch has since left, but Diplo is keeping Major Lazer going with this new record, now focusing on dub. The direction is clear and the approach is promising when hearing the first two singles, “Get Free” and “Jah No Partial.” But will things be nearly as fun this time? Just hedge expectations below “Pon De Floor” and it’ll work itself out.