Album Review: Major Lazer 'Peace Is The Mission' Reggae & Soca Infused Club Anthems

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What Diplo, DJ Jillionaire and DJ Walshy Fire have brought to Major Lazer's "Peace Is The Mission" project is downright awesome, especially for an album with just nine tracks.

It's a mash-up of EDM, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Soca breaking into a whole new world of party music.

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From the opening track, "Be Together" featuring Wild Belle "Peace Is The Mission" already shows signs that fans will be in for a treat. The smooth tone of Wild Belle's lead singer is transformed form a smokey soulful track to a dubbed out EDM feel that's intoxicating.

It's the perfect introduction that contains an Hip-Hop undertone. Major Lazer's Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire's music isn't for the overanalyzing, it's artistically composed music with layers and influences from a plethora of other musical genres.

"Be Together" is a much smoother track compared to the wild natured "Too Original," featuring Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell.

It's wilder in nature with a heavy fist pumping sound that follows a Reggae styled delivery of lyrics.

It's a perfect blend like many of the tracks featured on "Peace Is The Mission." Like the second track on the album, "Blaze Up The Fire," featuring Chronixx blends the world of EDM with Reggae for an instant party track.

Then there is the classic single that started the buzz around the third album from Major Lazer. "Lean On," featuring DJ Snake and M? is not just intoxicating but it's bound to be a huge summer anthem if it hasn't already received that status already.

M?'s unique sound paired with DJ Snake and the Major Lazer's team perfectly executed arrangement is completely clutch.

For those who are big Reggae fans you'll recognize the hint of the "Fever Pitch Riddim" that was popular in the 90's.

Like many of the EDM albums that have graced us this year, "Peace Is The Mission" also features Ellie Goulding as she alongside Tarrus Riley bring their soul and emotional into "Powerful." Goulding's voice is as soulful as it's every been while Riley adds some island soul to the mix.

The song is true to it's name and serves as a nice break from the thumping EDM party beat.

Following "Powerful" is another leap into the high paced action. Nyla of the Reggae/Dancehall group Brick N Lace shows off her island sound on "Light It Up." It's a straight Dancehall song that seems to pay homage to one of the big influences in Major Lazer's music.

"Roll The Bass" was yet another one of the big singles that surfaced before the release of the album. It's a high intensity track that will get your heart thumping and set your mind free.

Along with "Roll The Bass" was "Night Riders" one of the big features and singles from "Peace Is The Mission." The track is a straight Hip-Hop banger featuring Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and a Reggae twist from Mad Cobra.

The closing track is the Soca remix to "All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande and Soca legend Machel Montano. Fans might recognize this track as the original graced "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" curated by Lorde.

Listen to Major Lazer's "Peace Is The Mission" album below.