Major Lazer to Delay Album, make up for it with Mixtape release

Major Lazer‘s new album, Free the Universe, will not be seeing a February 19 release via Mad Decent/Downtown as scheduled but will rather be getting pushed back.

However, rejoice Major Lazer fans, cause a new mixtape is here from Diplo and friends: Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1. It’s the first of three volumes, which they’ll share up until Free the Universe is released. Download it here and check out the tracklist below.

Here’s their statement about the album delay:

Our fans are the most important part of what makes Major Lazer what it is. It is with that consideration that “FREE THE UNIVERSE” will not be released this month as previously scheduled. We never want to disappoint our supporters but circumstances out of our control have made us unable to keep the intended date. For anyone disappointed, we are truly apologetic and we promise that this hiccup has only made what we have planned for the album stronger. We tried extremely hard to keep the date but it was ultimately decided that rushing the album would have been unfair to you and everyone who worked so hard on it.

Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1:

01 Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion: “Jah No Partial” (Jack Beats Remix)
02 Major Lazer: “Get Free” [feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors] (Yellow Claw Get Free Money Remix)
03 Major Lazer: “Original Don” [feat. The Partysquad] (DGRC Remix)
04 Hot Chip: “Look At Where We Are” (Major Lazer Extended Remix)