Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix) - No Doubt (2012)
Everyone’s favourite 90’s ska band, No Doubt, were on an indefinite hiatus for almost ten years, following the release of 2001’s Rocksteady. Of course, during this time the band’s lead singer Gwen Stefani released two new-wave soaked pop albums, and created a serious career for herself as a solo performer.
However, many 90’s kids gave a cry of joy upon learning that the band have been back in the studio together over the last few months. Their first album in eleven years, Push And Shove, is due out late September, with the glossy ska pop track Settle Down serving as the album’s lead single.
But If, like a few others, you were a bit disappointed with the comeback single, just wait until you hear everyone’s favourite pseudo-Jamaican production team, Major Lazer, have a crack at it— they’ve turned Push And Shove into a foot-stomping, party-starting blur of dancehall, moombahton and dubstep (yes, that’s moombahcore for all you purists out there).
If you like what you hear, you’re doubly in luck. Firstly, Major Lazer produced a number of tracks on Push And Shove, so you only need to wait until September 25 to hear more of those. But secondly, Major Lazer have an album coming out themselves, Free The Universe, due out on November 6.