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Party Playlist: Major Lazer

David Swanson

1. The Clash
Guns of Brixton
“The Clash have always portrayed a strong reggae influence in their songs, a reflection of the band’s South London heritage.”

2. Major Lazer
Get Free
“A moving portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans, bolstered by an equally moving “day in the life” video shot in Kingston, Jamaica.”

3. Destra Garcia & Machel Montano
It’s Carnival
“The name says it all: This is what Trinidad Carnival is all about!”

4. Shabba
Mr. Loverman
“Shabba’s biggest single to date.”

5. The Police
Don’t Stand So Close to Me
“After shooting straight to No. 1 in the UK, this track went on to be the best-selling single of that year, eventually winning a Grammy.”

6. Major Lazer
Jah No Partial
“A youthful rallying cry, sampling reggae master Johnny Osbourne’s “‘Mr Marshall’.”

7. Toots and the Maytals
54-46 Was My Number
“Originally one of the best-known ska groups, they’re considered legends of reggae music.”

8. The Wailers
Simmer Down
“The first single released by the Wailers, immediately shooting straight to No. 1 in Jamaica.”

9. Damian Marley
Welcome to Jamrock
“Damian is the youngest son of Bob Marley, and he’s won three Grammys!”

You can catch Major Lazer at the Big Day Out, which kicks off this weekend in the Gold Coast. For more info:

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