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major Lazer’s big shock

Jillionaire has left Major Lazer. 

The longtime member of the American dancehall trio, born Christopher Leacock, has departed the group in order to focus on solo projects. 

Coming ahead of the release of Major Lazer’s fourth and final album, ‘Music is the Weapon’, Jillionaire’s departure doubles up as a “new era of lazer” that will see Texas native Eric Alberto-Lopez aka Ape Drums standing in as a replacement. Walshy Fire and founding member Diplo also remain.

In March, LSD – the trio comprised of Diplo, Labrinth and Sia – dropped a track called ‘No New Friends’.

Christopher Leacock, better known by his stage name Jillionaire, was born April 3, 1978 and he is a Trinidadian DJ and music producer. He is better known for being a member of the American electronic music group Major Lazer, along with Diplo and Walshy Fire. In 2014 he released then EP Fresh along with Salvatore Ganaccion the Universal Music label.

Jillionaire is credited with creating a unique mix of indie dance and big room house together with the Caribbean rhythms of dancehall and soca. In 2010 he performed at New Zealand’s WOMAD Festival. In 2011, he joined the EDM group Major Lazer, along with Walshy Fire.

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