Über Major Lazer
Though they've constructed the persona of Major Lazer, a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the "secret Zombie War of 1984" and had his limb reconstructed with experimental lasers, Major Lazer is really just a moniker for American producer/DJ Diplo, Trinidadian Jillionare, and Jamaican Walshy Fire. Originally created with DJ/producer Switch, Major Lazer's first album had a long list of guest artists that contributed to the album's success including Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Nina Sky, Mr. Vegas, and T.O.K. They have been among the most influential figures in modern club music, with Diplo proving to be one of the 2000s' most important tastemakers. In 2013 the group released their second album titled "Free the Universe" under a new record label, Secretly Canadian.