8. Major Lazer
Shifting to the production side of things, you might have heard of Major Lazer’s most famous member, Diplo. After member Switch departed from the group in 2011, DJ/producer dual threats Walshy Fire and Jillionaire took his place. The move ended up working out with the newer incarnation of the group releasing the outstanding Free The Universe, which had an eclectic mix of contributors such as Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Shaggy, Tyga, Wyclef Jean, Santigold, and others. A little Reggae, a little Bounce, and a lot of Dancehall, Major Lazer is a reborn collective with a lot to offer.