Walshy Fire Quotes

  • Dancing doesn't have a language.

  • We're doing unusual records that sound big, have a pop feel, and we're getting better at it.

  • I don't understand Chicago, but I really do hope that the Commander-in-Chief addresses his home town. I think those young kids don't see outside their small box. I think they don't see outside their circumstances, so they kind of resort to anything.

  • We won't be in any reggae publications or websites.

  • Nowadays, people have an open mind vis-a-vis new artists like Meghan Trainor, Nico & Vinz, Hozier - there are hits coming out of everywhere.

  • I don't think about Miley Cyrus.

  • The sound system influence is undeniable in hip-hop, in jungle, drum and bass, now EDM.

  • We had no clue that Cuba was not Marco Rubio. You get there, and everyone is Afro Cuban. And you start to realize, 'Where are the blonde, blue-eyed Cubans? Oh, they're all in Miami.'

  • Dancehall culture in Europe is very close to Jamaica. Europe and Japan have a very close link to Jamaican dancehall culture, where it's all about sound-systems and horns and girls dancing all crazy - that happens a lot in those places.

  • That's what I considered Cuba to be... the most loving place I've ever been in my life. And the fact that there's no crime. You walk in the street at any time, and you feel like nothing is going to happen.

  • Junior Blender is a hardcore dancehall head. He's in Supersonic, which is one of the top soundclash sound-systems in Europe.

  • Wherever technology's going, we're cool with it. We're definitely promoters of kids trying out new stuff.

  • There is not one country in this planet where Major Lazer doesn't want to perform.

  • A hater is actually an employee to your progress!

  • I'm from Miami, and Diplo is from Fort Lauderdale. We grew up with a lot of Cuban and Haitian friends.

  • Here's the key to Jamaica, the secret to Jamaican dancehall parties, no matter where you are in the world. If you do not see Japanese people, you're at the wrong party. They source authenticity like no other culture I've ever seen.

  • Give yourself ten years of failing with a smile on your face. If, after ten years, you still have the passion, you're heading to success!

  • We like to be the people who go - can go out into the world and say we're the people seeking places that need bridges built and need the kind of energy that we bring, and then actively doing the show. We will pay for it ourselves. We just want to bring the kind of enjoyment that we know we can bring.

  • I want to say almost 100% Cubans who get mad at you are Cubans who live in Miami. And they all live comfortably in Miami. They can all go online and tell you what happened to your grandfather. In Cuba, it's a totally different thing. They can't wait for you to come. They're energized. They love your music. They want to see something new.

  • Trayvon exposed a lot of things. I think something positive will come out of it. It's a blessing in disguise. And he will never be forgotten.

  • If there's anything that would unite the world, it would be music.

  • Notting Hill is a very different carnival from anywhere else. This is an international city, so it represents everybody. You walk around every corner here, you'll hear something new. It's awesome.

  • Gerry Dow - he's like a fourth member. He lives in Sweden; his art work is more important than... it's just as important as the music and the stage show.

  • The energy Major Lazer presents on stage is guided by sound system sessions of years ago.

  • I have a saying: I try to make the world smaller by making the party bigger.