2019 is a big year for Diplo. He’s released an album with Labrinth and Sia under LSD, he’s producing a new Mad Decent festival in Philly, he’s working with Mark Ronson on Silk City, he’s played both Coachella and Stagecoach, and he might be putting out the final album as Major Lazer.
With regards to Major Lazer, the trio has been touring festivals and working on new music, but some believed that Jillionaire had left the group as he was being mentioned less on ML socials. At the same time, it was rumored that he’d been replaced by Ape Drums. In response to rumors yesterday, Diplo told Dancing Astronaut today,
“Jillionaire is always part of the team. Ape Drums is helping with production on some tracks (he’s done a few songs with us before) so he is going to tour with us as well…it’s like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead.”
So, at least that’s cleared up — still, the extent of Jillionaire’s involvement with the group this year is a matter of interpretation. As we await Major Lazer’s fourth and supposed final album, listen to their latest single “Can’t Take It From Me” with Skip Marley below.
via Dancing Astronaut | Photo by Terrence Jennings