It’s been more than a year since Major Lazer have released any genuinely new music – with Switch and Diplo choosing to focus on taking their collaborative project on the road (including a barnstorming Red Bull party at Carnival this year).
Their new single is worth the wait. A rough version of ‘Original Don’ has been around for a few months, and now the final version is to be released on 1st November via the ML Facebook page (it’s available there now to stream).
‘Original Don’ is what we have come to expect from Major Lazer, which seems like a peculiar phrase to use about a record this loopy. All slowed-down bouncy bass drums, military snares and barked vocals initially, it kicks off into the usual dancefloor pandemonium, before returning to its original hypnotic brass and drums to finish.
Despite its faintly menacing, eerie tone, it is still essentially quite a silly record. It’s also a lot of fun, and fans of the duo’s artwork will be pleased to bits with the Don Draper Photoshop creation doing the rounds.