Shuffle | Major Lazer + Deekline
by Joshua P. Ferguson
Aided by a moombahton beat, that bass squelch that sets kids off these days, and the most infectious horn line to hit a track this summer, Diplo and his Major Lazer cohorts have another certifiable hit on their hands with "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)." The latest to come barreling off of this year's Free the Universe, it's mid-tempo Caribbean beat and sweet-on-the-outside, rough-on-the-inside production make for broadly appealing DJ fodder—even if the aggro overshadows the pop likability for us.
The track's wolf-in-sheeps-clothing vibe wasn't enough to keep UK bass originator Deekline from twisting "Watch Out For This" into a 2-Step-slanting house roller that tones down the prominent ear-bleed electro synth for a throwback groove that lets the track's finer points—horns and rapid-fire toasting from Busy Signal etc—shine on. Listen and download below.
DOWNLOAD: Major Lazer "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" (Deekline remix) | 320 mp3
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