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Major Lazer celebrates Surrender’s sixth anniversary

It’s always fire when Major Lazer lands at Surrender.
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Fresh off a totally unsurprising win for Top Dance/Electronic Song at the Billboard Music Awards (at our own T-Mobile Arena), the genre-bending, full-spectrum dance music squad of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire—better known as Major Lazer—returns to the Strip to mark the sixth anniversary party at Encore’s Surrender Nightclub on June 1.

Indeed, that ubiquitous dance hit from 2015—“Lean On,” a collaboration with DJ Snake and Danish vocalist MØ—has become one of those songs that finds its way into every DJ’s set, not to mention the fact that it’s the most streamed song of all time on Spotify. And yet it’s just one of many memorable tracks from Major Lazer’s global flavor-infused Peace Is the Mission, last year’s breakthrough album. “All My Love” lays Ariana Grande’s voice atop some bubbling dancehall-dubstep, while “Powerful” soars and glides around Ellie Goulding’s and Tarrus Riley’s catchy, melodious vocals. Meanwhile, “Light It Up” and “Blaze Up the Fire” get the party pumping like Major Lazer always has.

Funky and soulful to poppy and light, the record remains a fantastic jumping off point for the group’s fiery sets, some of which have spawned the craziest parties of the past year at Surrender. As the club celebrates its own big night, who better than Major Lazer to bring the sounds? Surrender’s 6-Year Anniversary with Major Lazer at Encore, June 1.

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