Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
The highly anticipated Major Lazer concert hosted at the New Mas Camp recently pulled hundreds of patrons to the venue for some solid high-energy musical displays.
While the energy was strong, the vibe wasn't a mirror of last year's staging, perhaps because this was a bigger venue, nevertheless, patrons left the venue sweating profusely, courtesy of an action-packed package and Major Lazer's ability to win the attention of an audience without the sometimes lengthy discourse over the microphone.
Skrillex graced the stage at minutes after 11 p.m. and immediately made his presence felt by playing Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail. The track produced a resounding roar of approval from the audience.
Skrillex then played a strong segment of electronic music, which had patrons jumping during the many high points of the show.
While patrons were already enjoying themselves by midnight, Skrillex sought to raise the bar even higher. He did so effectively by pulling for popular hits like This Is How We Do It and Mash Up Di Place by Junior Gong.
At the introduction of Mash Up Di Place, patrons threw their hands upward as balloons and confetti from mega machines made the venue a truly Major Lazer-fashioned affair.
Diplo was welcomed on stage at 12:35 a.m. by the sound of screaming fans. During his segment, patrons were showered with Caribbean music from the likes of Elephant Man, TOK, Bunji Garlin, and Busy Signal. Dancehall duo RDX also shared in the excitement with a performance during which they premiered a new Major Lazer-produced song. The group also performed the 2013 hit, Jump, to raucous response.
The event concluded at minutes after 2 a.m with Major Lazer's Walshy Fire promising a third installment of the event next year.