Major Lazer ‎– Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do

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1 Hold The Line
Featuring – Mr. Lex*, SantigoldWritten By – T. Pentz, D. Taylor,Written-By – C. Palmer*, S. White*
3:39
2 When You Hear The Bassline
Vocals [Featuring] – Ms. ThingWritten By – T. Pentz, D. Taylor
3:18
3 Can't Stop Now
Featuring – Jovi Rockwell, Mr. VegasWritten By – T. Pentz, D. Taylor,Written-By – C. Smith*, C. Mayfield*, J. Carpenter*
4:03
4 Lazer Theme
Producer [Additional Production] – DJA (4)Vocals [Featuring] – Future Trouble*Written By – T. Pentz, D. Taylor
2:31
5 Anything Goes
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Dollar BillFeaturing – Turbulence (4)Written By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – S. Campbell*
3:14
6 Cash Flow
Featuring – Jah Dan*Written By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – A. Bain*, W. Henry*
4:06
7 Mary Jane
Featuring – Mapei, Mr. EvilWritten By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – C. Parkes*, J. Cummings*
3:28
8 Bruk Out
Featuring – T.O.K.Vocals [Featuring, Additional Vocals] – Ms. ThingWritten By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – A. McCalla*, C. Thompson*, J. Carter*, M. J. Parrish*, R. A. Rodriguez*, R. Clarke*, X. Davidson*
2:55
9 What U Like
Featuring – Amanda Blank, Einstein (8)Written By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – A. McGrath*, J. Shaw*
2:24
10 Keep It Goin' Louder
Featuring – Nina Sky, Ricky BlazeWritten By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – N. Albino*, N. Albino*, R. Johnson*
3:47
11 Pon De Floor
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Afro Jack*Vocals [Featuring, Additional Vocals] – VYBZ KartelWritten By – T. Pentz, D. Taylor
3:34
12 Baby
Vocals [Featuring] – Prince ZimbooWritten By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – A. Morris*
1:17
13 Jump Up
Co-producer – CrookersFeaturing – Leftside*Vocals [Featuring] – Supahype*Written By – T. Pentz, D. TaylorWritten-By – A. Fratangelo*, C. Parkes*, F. Barbaglia*
3:44

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Front sticker states:
Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Produced by Dipl & Switch
feat. Mary Jane, Jump Up, Hold The Line, and More

Back sticker states:
"I'll Make Ya" is now "Hold The Line"

A sheet with 5 stickers is packaged in the release.

Recorded by Diplo & Switch at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica; Silver Ridge in Los Angeles, CA; Downtown Music Studios in New York, NY.

"Can't Stop Now" contains elements of "You Don’t Care" (C. Mayfield) Warner-Tamerlane

"Anything Goes" contains string arrangement for Billy Barber Productions

"Bruk Out" contains interpolations from the composition "Boogie Down (Bronx)" written by John Carter, Manuel Joseph Parrish, Raul A Rodriguez and published by Unitunes Music (ASCAP)

Additional credits provided <a href="http://www.downtownmusic.com/majorlazer/">online</a>

℗ © Downtown Music, LLC.
Manufactured and distributed by Fontana Distribution, LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 7803700882 1
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-221992 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L322
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50A3

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VVR708730P, none Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Downtown Music, Mad Decent VVR708730P, none US 2009 Sell This Version
VVR708730 Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do(CD, Album) Downtown Music VVR708730 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
VVR708730, VVR746948 Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do(CD, Album, S/Edition) Downtown Music, Downtown Music, Mad Decent, Mad Decent VVR708730, VVR746948 UK 2010 Sell This Version
DWT008 Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do(CD, Album) Downtown Music, Mad Decent DWT008 Australia & New Zealand 2009 Sell This Version
HSE-50055 Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-50055 Japan 2009 Sell This Version

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jiggawhat

jiggawhat

September 7, 2015

The only good album from Major Lazer, it's a fun one, with some pop sensibilities in it, but still true to its roots in dancehall music. It's too bad Diplo went off the wayside and pursued dull house music since.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 3, 2011

Crazy fun from Major Lazer on their debut GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE... LAZERS DO. Diplo and Switch have taken dancehall and twisted it into this mutant entity. So while "Hold the Line" has the dancehall thump-thump, it's the rhythm guitar, vocal contortions of Santigold and Mr. Lex, and telephone noises which give it form. Similarly, "When You Hear the Bassline" revels in its cut-and-paste aesthetic, the vocals by Ms. Thing sped and slowed into her own band. But within the dancehall style, Major Lazer stretch their legs: the pure reggae of "Can't Stop Now," the rock attitude of "Lazer Theme," the boastful sex come-ons of "What U Like," or the ridiculous humor of "Mary Jane" (the last one a good thing, actually). The snare-infused "Pon de Floor" has a bit of electro to keep it popping. But for me, the stand-out surprise on the album is "Keep It Goin' Louder," a club-ready track that's juicy in all the right places. This lazer will kill you several times over!