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Fans of the high energy Diplo’s EDM , Major Lazer, have been waiting with baited breath for their new albumFree The Universe. 

The album was scheduled to hit stores on Tuesday (Feb. 19) — even after numerous setbacks already — but was again, pushed back. Fortunately however, they come through with this new mixtape, Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1, the first of three mini-mixtapes that will drop before the album. Free The Universe is now scheduled for a February 26th release date.

Via P&P:

Our fans are the most important part of what makes Major Lazer what it is. It is with that consideration that “FREE THE UNIVERSE” will not be released this month as previously scheduled. We never want to disappoint our supporters but circumstances out of our control have made us unable to keep the intended date. For anyone disappointed, we are truly apologetic and we promise that this hiccup has only made what we have planned for the album stronger. We tried extremely hard to keep the date but it was ultimately decided that rushing the album would have been unfair to you and everyone who worked so hard on it.

Now, that is how you give back to the fans. Hit the jump to download Major Lazer’s new tape, Lazer Strikes Back Vol.1. 

1. Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial (Jack Beats Remix)

2. Major Lazer – Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors (Yellow Claw Get Free Money Remix)

3. Major Lazer – Original Don feat. The Partysquad (DGRC Remix)

4. Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Extended Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Major Lazer – Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1

Photo: Diplo