The Major Lazer trio, consisting of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and the newly added Ape Drums, are back with another release from their forthcoming fourth album. "Que Calor" features the Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin and the Dominican dembow veteran El Alfa. The five artists prove that just because summer is coming to an end, it doesn't mean the summer anthems have to end as well.
"Que Calor" is a melding of cultures, both sonically and lyrically. The flute at the forefront of the track is sampled from the Colombian cumbia classic "Curara" by the Afro-Colombian group Totò La Momposina y sus Tambores. The trio blended that beat with a dancehall-dembow rhythm that gives a nod to El Alfa. The vibrant track features lyrics that highlight the power of music crossing cultural lines. Catchy music knows no boundaries.
Accompanying the track is a firey music video directed by the VMA and BET Award-winning Colin Tilley. Tilley has previously worked on videos for Kendrick Lamar, Future and Nicki Minaj. The visuals feature famous dance troupe Lazer Gyals powering through some impressive moves.
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Major Lazer had previously worked with J Balvin on the 2017 track with Sean Paul titled "Buscando Huellas." This is their first collaboration with El Alfa. "Que Calor" follows the groups latest release "Make It Hot" featuring the Brazillian singer Anitta. It was previously reported that the forthcoming album, Music Is The Weapon, would be the collectives final album. However, Walshy Fire disproved these speculations during an interview with EDM.com.
H/T: DJ Mag