In November, Skrillex said he was gonna go at it hard in 2014 and “be out there and doing some new shit.” True to his words, he has just announced that he plans to release five new tracks under the Jack U moniker, his collaboration with Mad Decent boss and Major Lazer ringleader Diplo.
The news came when Inthemix caught up with Skrillex while he was in Kingston, Jamaica, for a Major Lazer show, during which he reflected on his growth as an artist, his former label as a dubstep icon, and his relationship with Diplo.
Wes and I have made so much stuff together, and the thing about Jack U is it’s more the name we use when DJ together. It takes a lot of work to maintain a whole other project–Dog Blood’s a good example.
We’ll feature on each other’s tracks, and put out some singles together, but mostly we just like to DJ together [as Jack U]. We’ve got five songs that we made that aren’t even released, and we’ll end up releasing in 2014. When we play, our style is so crazy. The sounds Diplo and I make are pretty different, but the energy is so similar. When we’re tag-teaming back-to-back, for me it’s one of the most fun things.