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Watch out for Busy Signal

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Sunday, July 21, 2013    

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BUSY Signal has entered European pop charts with Watch Out For This (Bumaye), a song he did with American producers Major Lazer.

The dancehall/electronic track is taken from Major Lazer's album, Free The Universe, which was released on April 16.

According to Billboard, Watch Out For This (Bumaye) is currently number four in France, five in Belgium and 42 in Switzerland. It is number six in New Zealand.

This is the first European pop hit for Busy Signal who made the Billboard R&B Hip Hop Singles chart in 2006 with Step Out which peaked at 57.

Last year, the deejay appeared on ska/punk group No Doubt's hit song, Push and Shove. That track was also produced by Major Lazer.

"Working with Major Lazer was a joy, but I never anticipated the song would have taken off the way that it has," Busy Signal told the Sunday Observer.

Major Lazer has worked with a number of Jamaican artistes. Their 2009 album, Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do, contains collaborations with Mr Lex, Mr Vegas, Ms Thing, Jovi Rockwell, Future Fambo, Leftside, Turbulence, TOK, Einstein, Vybz Kartel and Supa Hype.

Their current album features Vybz Kartel, Razz and Biggy, Leftside, Elephant Man, Timberlee, Bugle, Shaggy, Johnny Osbourne and dancer Mystic.

Major Lazer has also done remixes for Gyptian's Hold Yuh, Popcaan's Party Shot, and Gal A Bubble by Konshens.

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