The 10 Most Anticipated EDM Albums Right Now

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Major Lazer

Title: Free the Universe
Label: Mad Decent
Release Date:March 12, 2013

We were actually surprised over here; February 19 came and gone and no one even mentioned that Free the Universe was pegged to drop that day. Quietly, Major Lazer's sophomore project was pushed back to March 12. We're not sure why; they have released a pair of strong singles already ("Get Free," "Jah No Partial"), and Diplo's attachment to ANYTHING is bound to at least get some eyes on the project, but the true promo push (aside from their world tour) hasn't really kicked in. Aside from Amber Coffman and Flux Pavilion, Free the Universe boasts a diverse cast of characters: Wyclef Jean, Bruno Mars, Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Yasmin, Chippy Nonstop, GTA, Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend), Shaggy, Tyga, Laidback Luke, and plenty more are all listed.

In speaking to Rolling Stone, Diplo had the following to say on the project:

"The album feels like a party. At the same time, it's a concept album about freeing the universe from mental slavery.

"I didn't put any giant pop records on there – it's a little more unique. Six of the songs are rootsy, six are clubby, and three are outer-space records that I don't know what they are."

  • Reflex Blog

    Off the top of my head, Bondax + Araabmuzik are worth watching out for too

    • khal

      definitely remember word about araab possibly signing with Ultra for his next one?

      • Reflex Blog

        yeah, his mixtape just came out but he’s signed to them for his next album

  • Busy

    I’m so excited about the new Daft Punk album that I can’t even sleep

    • Reflex Blog

      still need live dates though!

  • Lucas Hazel

    First, a Daft Punk album dropping is MUCH more exciting than a Jay-Z album dropping, at least in this day and age. And I’m a big Jay-Z fan.
    Second, where’s Madeon??
    That is all

    • khal

      Madeon’s in France, with an album dropping in 2013.

      I’d say Daft Punk dropping an album and Jay-Z dropping an album are on par in terms of excitement.

  • MrCulitow

    Mat Zo <3

  • Zalex

    you sure did forget about armin

  • RW

    Everyone is sleeping on Henry Saiz’s “Reality is for those who are not strong enough to confront their dreams.”

    More good music for me ;)

  • leecappella

    I’m also looking forward to the forthcoming Donna Summer EDM remix cd featuring Duke Dumont, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Jacques Greene, Frankie Knuckles, Chris Cox, Chromeo & Oliver, Gigamesh, Chris Cox, Benga, Masters At Work, Hot Chip, Holy Ghost, Krystal Klear, and, of course, Giorgio Moroder.