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Major Lazer bid farewell to Jillionaire after 8 years

A ‘new era of lazer’ is upon us as long-time Major Lazer member Jillionaire is replaced by dancehall DJ, Ape DrumsChristopher Leacock, aka Jillionaire, decided to leave the Caribbean-influenced trio after 8 years to focus on producing his own solo material.

Founding member Diplo will continue to work alongside Walshy Fire and their new member, Ape Drums, aka Texas native Eric Alberto-Lopez. It was only last month the group released a teaser video announcing this new era to fans, as well as sharing their new single ‘Can’t Take It From Me’ which you can listen to below.

The New York Governors Ball festival played host to the newly formed Major Lazer over the weekend, with the group revealing their new album ‘Music is the Weapon’ is on the way, just in time for summer.