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[Watch] Dillon Francis - "I Can't Take It" (Lyric Video) 

Normally I'm not much for lyric videos. The one for Dillon Francis' latest single, "I Can't Take It", however, is something I can definitely get on board with. Following up his previous single that I played on repeat for a grand total of 11 times the first time I heard it, "When We Were Young" along with his first single, "Get Low", this latest track slows things down a bit for the sake of getting good and nasty. Both tracks come from Francis' forthcoming debut album, Money Sucks Friends Rule, which is slated for an October 28th release. You can pre-order the album over on iTunes if that's your thing. For those not in the know, Money Sucks, Friends Rule will feature collaborations from the likes of DJ Snake, Chain Gang of 1974, Martin Garrix, Twista, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, The Presets and Major Lazer, among others. 
Upon the release of his debut album, Franics will be heading out on The Friends Rule Tour this fall, beginning in November and wrapping with a massive headline date at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in January. Peep the dates below for more info! 


**Denotes headline date                           

8/29       New Orleans, LA                              Mardi Gras World - Mad Decent Block Party

8/30       New Braunfels, TX                           Whitewater Music Amp - Mad Decent Block Party

8/31       Dallas, TX                                             Club Zouk - Mad Decent Block Party

9/5         Calgary, Canada                                Millennium Park - Mad Decent Block Party

9/19       Berkeley, CA                                      Greek UC Berkeley - Mad Decent Block Party

9/20       Eugene, OR                                        Cuthbert Amphitheater - Mad Decent Block Party

9/21       Vancouver, Canada                         ONE Amphitheater - Mad Decent Block Party

9/27       Fairburn, GA                                      TomorrowWorld       

11/12     Miami, FL                                             Norwegian Pearl Ship - Mad Decent Block Party

11/17     Nashville, TN                                      Marathon Music Works**

11/19     Asheville, NC                                     Orange Peel**

11/20     Charlotte, NC                                     The Fillmore**

11/21     Washington, DC                                Echo Stage**

11/22     Baltimore, MD                                   Ram’s Head Live**

11/25     Wallingford, CT                                 Dome at Oakdale**

11/26     Philadelphia, PA                               Electric Factory**

11/28     Boston, MA                                        House of Blues**           

12/1       Toronto, ON                                       Danforth Music Hall**

12/5       Chicago, IL                                           Aragon Ballroom**

12/6       Minneapolis, MN                             Skyway Theatre**

12/9       Madison, WI                                      Orpheum Theatre**

12/10     Kansas City, MO                               Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland**

12/12     Broomfield, CO                                 1st Bank Center**

12/13     Salt Lake City, UT                              In The Venue**

12/18     Oakland, CA                                       Fox Theater**

12/21     Los Angeles, CA                                Shrine Auditorium**

1/16       Brooklyn, NY                                      Barclays Center**


[News] Bestival Announces Line-Up Additions; Beck & Foals join Outkast as headliners

Bestival has just announced its initial line-up and it's going to be hard to beat in terms of ending your summer on a high in 2014. Beck and Foals will top the bill at the event, joining the returning duo of Outkast, as announced last week. The rest of the acts announced are Disclosure, Major Lazer, Sam Smith, CHVRCHES, London Grammar, Wild Beasts, Caribou, Clean Bandit and Laura Mvula.

As is tradition with the festival, it will have a theme and this year it's 'Desert Island Disco'. I think opens up a few more options compared to 2013's nautical 'HMS Bestival' theme so get your thinking caps on if you're planning on grabbing a ticket.

Bestival takes place from September 4th-7th on the Isle of Wight and tickets are on sale now.

For more information, head over to Bestival.net


[Watch] Check Out Major Lazer's NSFW Clip for "Bubble Butt"

Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame has been putting his directing chops to good use lately. First, he gave us the bizarre video for Beach House's "Wishes," and now he's giving us something even more bizarre. Bringing Major Lazer's goofy single "Bubble Butt" to life, viewers can indulge in countless amounts of bouncing, jiggly bubble butts, tentacles that give hipster girls bubble butts, and oh so many bubble butts. Forget me trying to explain, just go ahead and watch it.


[Listen] Major Lazer - 'Workout Mix'

Summer is almost upon us and people want to be looking their best for the beach. With that in mind, Major Lazer have offered fans a 'Workout Mix' as a part of the Potato Mix Series perfect to aid you in your cardio sessions or while trying to push out that one extra rep on your new personal best. It features many a remix from the guys along with tracks from PSY, Diplo and M83 too. Hit play play below and enjoy the added bonus of a Hulk Hogan intro, brother!


[Download] Major Lazer's 'Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 3'

Making up for the delay of Free the Universe, Major Lazer promised three free mixtapes to tide fans over. The volume one and two of Lazer Strikes Back have already been released, and now Lazer has offered up the third and final volume. This edition features remixes by Vato Gonzales, Avicii, and CAMP UFOs, as well as a remix by Major Lazer themselves. Download the mixtape below.


[Download] Major Lazer Offers Up 'Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2'

While we wait for Major Lazer's sophomore album Free the Universe, which has had multiple delays, the Diplo-led project is making up for it with three free mixtapes. The first, Vol. 1, was released a few weeks back and now they've offered up Vol. 2. This one features remixes of "Original Don", "Jah No Partial" and "Get Free" along with a Baauer rework. Download it here.

Free the Universe is out on April 19th, and check out the Ezra Koenig-featuring single "Jessica" here.

Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2 Tracklist:
1. Major Lazer – “Original Don” feat. The Partysquad (Flosstradamus Remix)
2. Major Lazer – “Jah No Partial” feat. Flux Pavillion (The Reef Remix)
3. Major Lazer – “Get Free” feat. Amber of The Dirty Projectors (Blood Diamonds Remix)
4. Popcaan x Major Lazer x Baauer – “Talk Bout Me”


[Listen] Major Lazer and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend Team Up for "Jessica"

It was reported last year that Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig was going to feature on Major Lazer's Free the Universe, and now you can hear the results of that collaboration. Koenig was quick to post a radio rip of the new track, titled "Jessica", after it debuted on Annie Mac's BBC Radio show this weekend. The cut features some sultry vocals from the VW frontman, and mellow, tropical jams to match his longing croons. Stream the track below.

Free the Universe is (hopefully) out on April 19th, while Vampire Weekend's third album Modern Vampires of the City is set to drop on May 7th.


[Listen] Stream Major Lazer's New Single, "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)"

Major Lazer are doing their best to please fans after recently delaying Free the Universe, first offering up one of three free mixtapes. Now, the Diplo-led collective has offered up "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)", the next single from their upcoming sophomore effort, which pushes forward with sweaty jungle influences that draw you deep into its alluring exotic rhythms. It's sexy, it's intoxicating, and it has me very excited to hear the full album.

Free the Universe has no firm release date, but in the meantime you can catch Major Lazer on the road. Check out their full tour, which kicks off on February 28th, after the jump.

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