Major Lazer plot second album

After winning the hearts and minds of kids everywhere with their cartoon-fronted futuristic dance-hall and raucous daggering tributes, Major Lazer are hard at work on the follow-up to their 2009 debut album Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do in a Jamaican studio before hoping on a plane out here for Stereosonic 2010.

As reported by Data Transmission, Diplo recently chatted with Interview about the making of the next Major Lazer record, saying that he and production partner Switch had been bunkered down with some special guests in their Jamaican hideaway.

“It’s a pretty random selection…top-form dancehall guests; Vybz Kartel, Bugle, Timberlee. Also Vampire Weekend, Lykke Li and Santigold. Then we have some classic fellas like Lee Perry and Junior Murvin. It’s like reggae is the vehicle, but we really live in this Major Lazer post-apocalypse world where all these artists don’t seem strange together.”

ITM also caught some air-time with the Major Lazer producer the other week to talk about his Mad Decent label and how he’s championing dubstep in the US, so stay tuned for our chat with Diplo very soon.