Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Talks With Comedian Jermaine Fowler At Firefly 2016


Fans of Miami MC and producer Walshy Fire — one-third of electro supergroup Major Lazer — bounced around the Toyota Music Den at the Firefly Music Festival all day, some even brandishing flags dedicated to their hero. Blurring pop and Latin rhythms, Fire’s DJ set on the VIBE stage sent the crowd into a sweaty, frenetic frenzy. He also took time out to mention his twin boys, a proud dad on Father’s Day. Sending a message, possibly with the thought of his boys’ future in mind, it was especially uplifting when Fire called out, “Show me your hands if you’re only getting high on music.” The Music Den raised their hands, closing out his set in a blast of positive energy. Our on-site host and hilarious comedian Jermaine Fowler caught up with Fire after the set, discussing the origins of Major Lazer, why his mom is his biggest inspiration, and why he shouldn’t touch his fans.