After making their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a few weeks ago, and with a few appearances at this year’s Coachella, Major Lazer is making moves to become one of the biggest acts this summer. A music project made up of American DJ’s, Diplo and Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire of the famous Jamaican soundcrew, Black Chiney, Major Lazer can be described as a fusion of rap, reggae and electronic.
The music video for their latest single titled Bumaye (Watch out for this) is from the group’s recent compilation Free The Universe and was shot in the heart of Jamaica. The single also features local reggae sensation, Busy Signal.
What makes this new video stand out from the rest is that it revolves around a ’90s Dancehall theme. For many, Dancehall was born in the 90s with artists like Shabba Ranks and Beenie Man. They were some of the first to be heard on mainstream radio and in many ways, paved the way for the Vybz Kartel’s and Mavado’s of the world, who now flood the genre and the airwaves. The ’90s were an inspirational and iconic period for Dancehall, and this is shown beautifully in both the song and the video.
The result is not only the frontrunner for one of the year’s best Dancehall video’s, but also a piece of work that will sit nicely next to the classic videos that inspired it. Take a look for yourself!