Major Lazer Covers Frank Ocean


Following their mega-hit “Lean On” in March, Major Lazer and MØ have teamed up once again, this time with a cover of a Frank Ocean throwback. While some fans might see “Lost” as a surprisingly tame entry in comparison to this collaboration’s previous work, others may be refreshed by the song’s similarity to the down-tempo original.

Many DJs will include favorite songs from other artists in their set lists, but seldom do you see any electronic artist attempt to cover a song in the way that you might see at a rock or folk show, or even a rap concert (Chance has been known to breakout into Biggie songs during his sets). Major Lazer and MØ’s rendition of “Lost” is the perfect example of what a great electronic cover can be; while they appropriate many important aspects of Frank Ocean’s song, they tweak just enough to add their own unique reggae flavor.

In this era, where Mecca-like music festivals attract tens of thousands of people to simultaneously dance with the womps and drops of electronic music, tastefully original remixes and purposefully nostalgic pop-music samples exist as an important fixture. In the summer of 2015, “Lean On” has proven to be a fantastic example of how a single song can be flipped, cut, and edited in a variety of different ways create an array of remixes. And trust me, I love these songs just as much as the rest of you, but I wish more electronic artists realized that it can be enjoyable to make true covers every once in a while.

About author

No comments

Jauz Releases New Fire During Bisco

This weekend, Sound Fix had the incredibly special opportunity to take part in the revenge of Bisco. This year’s festival organizers brought the heat with ...