Tag: Major Lazer

MR EAZI interview – Evening Standard, 15 Sept 2017

When a Mr Eazi song starts playing, you’ll know it’s him straight away. “Zagadat! It’s your boy Eazi,” he announces every time, as the beats kick in. He made up the word zagadat. “It means spiritual, beautiful,” he explains. Think of it as his logo, his Universal Pictures globe at the start of a movie. I’ve rarely met anyone so… Read more →

MØ interview – Evening Standard, 2 Dec 2016

As the political world becomes ever more inward-looking, at least in music multiculturalism is all the rage. “The borders are opening up more, in terms of music. I love that it feels more like one world,” says Karen Marie Ørsted, who as MØ is right at the centre of the idea of the pop song as a global language. The… Read more →

MAJOR LAZER/DIPLO interview – Evening Standard, 1 May 2015

It’s not surprising that two-thirds of Major Lazer look a little bored. Chris “Jillionaire” Leacock is an eye contact-avoider, Leighton “Walshy Fire” Walsh an under-table phone-fiddler. Both have learned to accept that the bulk of any conversation is going to revolve around their band’s founder, fellow DJ and producer Diplo. The Miami-raised fast-talker returns to his group fresh from producing… Read more →