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Born to a Chinese-Jamaican family in Kingston and raised in South Florida, Leighton Walsh got his start in music by selling cassettes outside clubs and parties. During college at Clark Atlanta Universityhe, earned his masters degree in journalismhe. Took a few turns on the mic, and Walshy Fire was born. Looking to blur lines between selector and MC, he took his extensive knowledge and appreciation of Dancehall music to New York City and dug deeper into DJ culture. When he returned to Miami, he quickly fell in with the Black Chinese collective of musicians and producers incorporating Caribbean sounds into clubs and beyond. Black Chinese inspired the formation of Major Lazer, Diplos ' genre-spanning side project, which has produced some of the biggest dance tracks in the world in the past two years, hailing from its Peace Is Mission album. And Walshy has done more than co-write bangers like Blaze Up Fire and drop memorable vocals on Too Original. He curated the Reggae-fuse soundtrack for the upcoming ski film Be inspire, and earlier this year followed in Vegas footsteps of Diplo with his own DJ residency at Intrigue. Up next, hell headline XS with Major Lazer to ring in the New year. It doesnt get any bigger than that. Walshy Fire at Intrigue at Wynn, November 3.

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