The hype surrounding producers Skrillex and Diplo under their new outfit as Jack U couldn't be higher since the collaboration's announcement. Recently we've gotten to hear what these two have been producing; from the first single "Take U There" featuring singer Kiesza released earlier this month to a two hour mix on BBC Radio 1Xtra this past weekend. Both producers have hinted at some form of official Jack U release bigger then a single, stating different facts through twitter and interviews, ranging from either a mixtape, an EP, or even a full album.
As we've covered, Skrill and Diplo took over the Diplo and Friends radio show this weekend for a special Jack U two hour mix debuting quite a few unreleased new songs; with collaborations ranging from 2 Chainz to AlunaGeorge. One track in particular that caught our ears was a collaboration with Montreal's newest bass icon and growing TSIS favorite, SNAILS. The track is currently untitled still as "ID".
This only further cements SNAILS as one of the most exciting new names in bass music. The collaboration, while surprising, isn't entirely unexpected considering Skrillex's support for SNAILS this year; OWSLA released two anthems by the up-and-coming producer, "Wild" and "Pump This”. The debut of the Jack U track only adds to SNAILS breakout year now having collaborated with two of the most influential figures in electronic world.
Listen below to the preview of the song via a clip from the Jack U Diplo and Friends mix. It is one of the most brutal and epic songs I have heard in quite a while. The energy behind this track is highlighted by the insanely intrecate and strange sounds that are the woven melody. Blending so many genres from trap to dubstep to reggae leaving us with a completely new genre we can only call “Jack Snails” or maybe "Snail U", this untitled track gets us more and more excited for what's to come. Let us know what you think of this monster below. As always, enjoy!
Jack U & SNAILS – ID
Diplo and Skrillex's newest joint project Jack U, the collaboration powerhouse that has headlined some select 2014 events including Ultra and Hard Summer, is rumored to also have a proper release -album, EP, or mixtape- in the works. We heard the first track from the duo “Take U There”, just over a month ago, which featured singer Kiesza and gave us the first taste of Jack U's production. This weekend we got to hear what else the guys have been cooking up in their brand new 2 hour long Jack U mix for Diplo and Friends radio show.
Their is so much unreleased music in this mix that it’s almost overwhelming. The producers have unveiled their collaboration with 2 Chainz called “Febreeze”; and a collaboration with exploding bass producer SNAILS which is currently untitled, yet sounds like one of biggest tunes on the entire mix. A few more Jack U songs called “Cumbia Maluca” and “Jungle Bae” are peppered throughout the mix. Diplo also gave us the debut his collaboration with DJ Snake “Drop” in the form of the Boxinbox & Lionsize remix. DJ Snake made another debut as his remix of Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” was slipped in as well.
Sit back and enjoy 2 hours of mostly unreleased music that proves why these two are some of the most influential guys in the scene right now. Enjoy!
When Diplo isn’t surrounded by a wall of twerking girls, he is the front man of Major Lazer; an ongoing side project that continues to cement itself in the music world by blending electronic and reggae sounds like no one before.
Taking the Major Lazer persona to the next level, the group is being represented by cartoon characters; Major Lazer "himself" being a gun-bearing militarized Jamaican. We’ve seen him and other characters throughout album and single artworks, and we even saw him brought to life in their music video for “Get Free”.
Now, Diplo’s been cooking up something far bigger, a full-on cartoon TV show based around Major Lazer personas. If the show is anything like the music, it surely has promise. Set to broadcast on FXX, the new Fox spin-off network geared toward a more mature audience, (home to programs like Archer, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League), this pick up demonstrates how far the channel is willing to push boundaries.
Today we have the first sample of the show with the actual intro. The very first episode will air on FXX this Sunday night at 12 am EST.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Diplo and Skrillex are delivering a 2 hour mix as Jack U airing on the next Diplo and Friends on BBC Radio 1Xtra broadcasting this Saturday. A two minute teaser clip of the show has just been revealed, something we've never seen done with any Diplo and Friends mix. Dip and Skrill are already calling this "the biggest mix of the year", which is something we wouldn't argue with. We can expect to hear a ton of unreleased tunes from both artists and Jack U. Check out the preview below, and tune in to BBC Radio 1Xtra on Saturday at 8pm MST.
You will be able to tune in from across the world to the mix here.
Diplo and Skrillex’s debut single as Jack U “Take U There” featuring the vocals of Kiesza has been picking up some steam since its release already spawning remixes like the festival aimed one from Slander. Well today none other than RIFF RAFF has jumped on the track giving it the proper rap remix. He manages to lay down some signature outrageous verses which work with the party inducing track perfectly. To make things better Riff is passing this out as a free download. Enjoy!
DiPLO & Skrillex – Take You There Ft. Kiesza (RiFF RAFF Remix) | Free Download
Highly acclaimed tastemaker, producer, DJ, and trendsetter Diplo has delivered a brand new remix following his edits of Lorde's "Tennis Court" and Beyonce's "Drunk In Love"! Pairing up were emerging blossoming American singer and songwriter Zola Jesus, Diplo flips her newest single "Go Blank Sea" into a bubbly, chill trap and future bass sounding masterpiece while highlighting her vocals to perfection. You can stream this lovely remix below while we wait for an official release date! Enjoy
Zola Jesus – Go Blank Sea (Diplo Remix) | Stream Only
We all know Diplo and Skrillex have something special on their hands by not only coming together as the in-demand supergroup Jack Ü, but releasing the projects lead track "Take Ü There" that has climbed up the dance charts rapidly.
The song has inspired LA producer duo Slander (responsible for remixes of Bastille's "Pompeii" and Seven Lions "Don't Leave") to create a festival ready edit that dabbles in both trap and electro worlds with an updated sped up drop, and some glitchy synth additions that fill this remix out nicely. This anthem comes as a free download courtesy of Slander's generosity, so stream the release below and grab a free copy! Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Slander Remix) | Free Download
After a series of remixes like ZHU's "Faded" and Bastille's "Bad Blood" to his impressive debut EP, Lido has made quite a name for himself in 2014. Just days after releasing an impressively sexy remix of The Weeknd's "Often", buzzing Norwegian beat maker Lido has brought his eclectic style to Diplo's Diplo and Friends radio show for a power hour of musical excellence. His mix is just as captivating as you'd expect with a seamless collection of unreleased remixes and originals placed between some of Lido's favorite tracks currently. The collection comes together for a solid hour mix that will keep you from getting bored, so listen below and look out for free download in the near future. Enjoy!
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