How Jamaican Music Has Influenced Major Lazer

It’s common knowledge that reggae and dancehall have been a huge influence on Diplo’s Major Lazer group. But how exactly has the music of Jamaica impacted them?
A new mini-documentary featuring Major Lazer’s Diplo and Walshy Fire answers that question and explores the influence of Jamaican dub and dancehall producers on hip-hop and EDM.
The 10-minute piece also features legendary reggae producer, King Jammy, who’s credited by many as being the genre’s first “digital rhythm” producer.
We’ve always felt that the connection between Jamaica and today’s music should be more recognized — props to Major Lazer and Rolling Stone for helping spread the word.
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