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Electronic music maestro Major
Lazer releases its third album, Peace
is Mission, on June 1. It will be
released by the Mad Decent label.
Similar to 2009 s Guns Don t Kill
People...Lazers Do and 2013 s Free the
Universe, Peace is Mission has collab-
orations with several Jamaican acts.
Among them are Tarrus Riley,
Chronixx, Mad Cobra, Elephant Man,
Jovi Rockwell and former Brick and
Lace member Nyla.
Trinidadian soca star Machel Mon-
tano, British soul singer Ellie Gould-
ing---who recently topped the British
pop charts with Love Me Like You
Do---are also featured. So too DJ Snake
(who last year scored a big hit with Lil
Jon called Turn Down for What), Ari-
ana Grande, rappers Pusha T, 2 Chainz
and Travi$ Scott and Danish singer
European act Ellipant is also featured
on Too Original with Rockwell.
Lean On Me, the album s first single
features MO and DJ Snake. It is already
on charts in New Zealand, Australia,
Belgium, Denmark and France.
Guns Don t Kill People...Lazers Do
contained the hits Hold the Line which
featured Mr Lexx and Santigold; Keep
it Goin Louder by Nina Sky and Ricky
Blaze, and Pon Di Floor featuring Vybz
Kartel. Each entered Billboard s Dance
Music Club Play chart.
That album reached number four
on Billboard s Top Heatseekers chart;
number seven on Top Electronic
Albums chart; and 169 on the Billboard
Free the Universe made ten European
charts and peaked at number 34 on
the Billboard 200 and UK album charts.
Among its hits were Bumaye (Watch
out For This) with Busy Signal, the
Flexican, and FS Green; Jah No Partial
featuring Johnny Osbourne; Bubble
Butt, a collaboration with Bruno Mars,
American rapper Tyga and Mystic and
Keep Cool featuring Shaggy and Amer-
ican singer Wynter Gordon.
Major Lazer was created in 2008 by
American DJ and record producer Diplo
and English DJ Switch. The latter left
in 2011, and producers/DJs Jillionaire
and Walshy Fire (of Black Chiney sound
system) have since joined.
The group last performed in Jamaica
Jamaican acts dominate
Lazer's new album
Members of Major Lazer: Thomas Wesley Pentz (Diplo), left, Leighton Walsh
(Walsh Fire) and Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire).
We have officially entered the baroque stage
of the Fast & Furious franchise. It s no longer
enough that the films fleet of tricked-out, turbo-
boosted muscle cars drive really, really fast. Now
they also have to fly.
In the numbingly bonkers Furious 7, cars para-
chute out of cargo planes, jump from one sky-
scraper to another, and sail through the air to
intercept helicopters. At this rate, the next chapter
will have to take place in outer space. Fast & Furi-
ous: Venusian Drift.
So how s the movie? Well, it s both awesome
and ridiculous. The acting is mostly lame, the
dialogue is entirely laughable, and the story makes
absolutely no sense. Picking up where its (better)
2013 predecessor left off, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker,
and their diverse gang of gearheads reassemble
when Jason Statham, playing the brother of the
previous film s villain (Luke Evans), goes on a ben-
der of payback.
Since this was already the premise of Die Hard
3, director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan
pile on a mess of pointless subplots and secondary
bad guys like Djimon Hounsou s high-tech terrorist
and his martial-arts henchman (Tony Jaa). But
the kernel is this: in order to hunt down Statham s
Deckard Shaw before they can be hunted, the crew
agree to help a shadowy government agent (a
winking Kurt Russell) retrieve a surveillance gizmo
that will make Shaw easier to find. Here s the
thing, though---he isn t hard to find at all. In fact,
he keeps popping up wherever they go (Azerbaijan,
Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles). So why they need Russell
or his gizmo is anybody s guess.
Furious 7 delivers bananas demolition-derby
mayhem. For two hours and change, we re treated
to a high-octane orgy of some of the most exhil-
arating stunts ever put on film, including one
showstopper where Walker balances on an over-
turned bus that s teetering on the edge of a cliff.
If the masterminds behind this series were honest
with themselves---and the audience---they d eighty-
six the idea of making another feature-length
sequel with all of its soap opera hooey about
Michelle Rodriguez s amnesia and crank out a 30-
minute, stunts-only supercut of just the good
stuff. It would solve a lot of problems for folks
who get hung up on old-fashioned notions like
narrative coherence...and it would make a billion
Furious 7 is, of course, dedicated to the memory
of Walker, who died before filming was completed.
The biggest surprise in the movie is how poignantly
and tastefully it pays tribute to the star, who, by
all accounts, was as devoted a family man off
screen as he was on it. In the final scene, the
actor looks directly into the camera and flashes
his thousand-watt smile from behind the wheel.
It s a rare moment of subtlety in a franchise that
otherwise has no use for it. And it s as cathartic
as any car flying through the air could ever be.
Furious 7 shifts into warp drive
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