Wednesday Jan 4th, 2017
The 2017 Backyard Bash will definitely be a party to remember with music by DJ Walshy Fire. Originally from Jamaica, Walshy Fire is known around the world, always promoting Jamaican and Caribbean music, and pushing boundaries with new collaborations. Since 2012, Walshy has been known as the MC for Major Lazer, working alongside Diplo and Jillionaire.
Walshy Fire has worked with countless reggae, dancehall, R&B, and hip hop artists in his career, and has contributed to the Major Lazer releases “APOCALYPSE SOON” and “Peace is the Mission.” Amongst many others, he co-wrote the song “Blaze Up The Fire” and lent his vocals to “Too Original” by Jamaican artist Chronixx. Walshy also co-hosts the Major Lazer Sound program on Apple Music Beats 1 and runs his own label, which he established in 2015.
Walshy Fire had a few minutes to spare prior to coming to Miami to DJ the Backyard Bash at YoungArts
Can you give us a quick intro please?
Sure! I’m Walshy Fire from the Group Major Lazer. And the Prime Minister of Miami
What are you most looking forward to in 2017 besides playing the YoungArts Backyard Bash in Miami?
Putting out a lot of good music for everyone to enjoy
What can we expect from your set at the YoungArts Backyard Bash?
A representation of the Globe
What’s your favorite playlist?
Sade “Your Love is King” all the way to Ayo Jay “Number”