INDIO – Major Lazer’s mix of reggae, electronic, dubstep and dancehall instrumentals flooded the Mojave Tent with listeners while the act brought out hip-hop act 2 Chainz as its special guest.
2 Chainz, of College Park, Georgia, joined the group on the song “Bubble Butt” to a crazed crowd reaction after the hip-hop artist performed on the same stage just two hours before.
Joining Major Lazer were two dancers wearing bikins who would occasionally perform handstands and move her legs in time to the bass-heavy instrumentals to loud cheers from the audience.
The group mixed together numerous songs in their 50 minute set from Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” to their own material while walking the stage waving Major Lazer flags and other performance tricks including trying to get audience members to take off their shirts.
The audience was jumping up and down constantly during the set, which would be a success based on crowd reaction even if the set felt like a repeat of Miami bass pioneer Luther Campbell and the 2 Live Crew from the late 80’s to the early 90’s.
Major Lazer was formerly a collaboration between DJ’s Diplo and Switch but the latter left the group in 2011 and now just Diplo is Major Lazer with Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.