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Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna Appear in Major Lazer’s New EP

Major Lazer's 'Know No Better' EP features Nasty C, DJ Maphorisa, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna & more.

Major Lazer just released a surprise EP called Know No Betterand it has its own surprises too.


South African rapper Nasty CDJ Maphorisa, Nigerian rapper Ice Prince, dancehall artist Patoranking and Jidenna are all featured on the project. The four appear on the EP’s third track called “Particula.”

The song, a mashup of dancehall, afrobeats and EDM, starts off with a sing-songy verse by Nasty C, where he raps, “Ain't nothing cooler than the wrong moves/ When you do 'em to the right song, the right song/ Let's shoot this movie and put the shit on repeat/ I hope this Mary's not making you fall asleep.” Which is followed by Patoranking’s catchy hook.

“Particula” is one of the many globe-trotting collaborations on the EP. Jamaican dancehall-reggae singer Busy Signal, Camila Cabello, Brazilian singer Pabllo Vittar, Trinidadian soca star Machel Montano, Jamaica's Konshens, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin all make appearances alongside Quavo, Sean Paul and Travis Scott on this musical world voyage.

Know No Better is the prequel to the trio’s upcoming album Music is the Weapon. Stream Know No Better in the playlists below.

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Interview: Xplosive DJ Calls Many Places Home With His Debut Release ‘Plan B’

After years of working with other artists, South African-based producer Xplosive DJ shares his sound in his new project 'Plan B'.

It is difficult to place the producer/sound engineer Xplosive DJ when he talks. His tempered drawl could be from any East African country. His slang is distinctly Joburg, but a typically hood phrase falls out of his mouth before a suburbanism when he speaks. His accent fuses English, Arabic and Nubian intonations.

Xplosive DJ's recently released five-track debut project, Plan B, was produced and recorded over four years and makes the producer behind it even more difficult to locate, geographically and musically.

Born Ahmed Khaled Dahab in the Congo, raised in Sudan and living in South Africa since 2007, Xplosive grew up in a home where all four compass points of African music were familiar. He was drawn to reggae, hip-hop and dancehall on street sound systems as he grew up to develop his own musical taste.

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