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Sporting what could well be the greatest music video since Thriller, producers Diplo and Switch's cartoon alter ego, Jamaican commando Major Lazer, came storming onto the scene this year with the debut album Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do on Downtown Records/Mad Decent. The first single released was Hold The Line; a Western-infused dancehall track that makes me yearn for sunshine and bass bins.

But if the track itself takes you away to sunnier climes, the video will surely take you back to happier times, playing like a homage to that golden age of kids cartoon merchandising. Indeed, anybody who regularly tuned in way back in the day to watch He-Man hold aloft his mighty sword of a morning will doubtless be similarly enamoured by this supremely spot on reworking of that classic 80's formula.

Click here if you would like to be set adrift on memory bliss of mini-consumerism.

Click here if you'd like a pop at remixing the mighty Hold The Line.

Major Lazer on MySpace

Major Lazer on Twitter


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The Nextmen, Ms Dynamite and Groove Armada's Andy Cato take on the Demon Boss in this animated kung fu music video!

The single is released August 17th and the Nextmen LP from which it's taken "Join The Dots" will ship August 10th.


De Tropix Oi

De Tropix are a duo made up of ST Vincent & The Grenadines born singer / songwriter Cherry B and UK producer Instinct. Having toured the world with M.I.A. maybe its time for Cherry to shine.

Da Tropix:  www.myspace.com/detropix

Instinct: www.myspace.com/instinctsworld

Cherry B: www.myspace.com/cherryoi

Download the E.P. Oi (Free Download uploaded by the artist)

Check out the track "A Dey Hey" below:


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