Skrillex and Diplo turned the electronic world upside down in 2013 when they announced their Jack Ü project, and have since played main stages at various high profile festivals ranging from HARD Summer in LA to Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Well the duo have finally been releasing some long awaited original material starting with the debut single "Take U There" featuring Kiesza which was followed up with a series a of remixes ranging from Tchami to Zeds Dead among many more but Missy Elliott may have stolen the shine with her official remix of it.
Today we get their full length album / EP, whatever you want to call this 10 track release properly titled Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U. The project features singer and rappers 2 Chainz, AlunaGeorge, Kiesza, Justin Bieber and even features the much hyped collaboration alongside newcomer SNAILS. This all start cast of featured artists alongside two of the biggest taste makers in electronic music scene makes for a recipe for this to be one of the biggest albums of the year.
You can now download the album below! You can also watch as Skrillex and Diplo stream out the tracks live alongside a bunch of guests in a 24 Hour DJ Marathon Set going on right now here!!
Download the New Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü Album through iTunes
Skrillex and Diplo's much hyped collaborative project Jack Ü has been building some mysterious hype around some form of a mixtape, EP or album that is potentially supposed to drop today, or soon, thanks to Diplo's deleted Instagram post announcing "3 days", 3 days ago.
No further news on the EP / Album / Mixtape, but they have announced an epic 24 hour live stream starting today at Noon PST (3pm EST).
They will surely be playing out endless amounts of unreleased Jack U material and are set to have a lot of surprise special guests during the stream. Watch the stream below when it kicks off shortly at 12pm PST (1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST).
Supergroup Jack Ü never cease to surprise, and today we hear the biggest remix of Take Ü There yet as the duo has recruited hip-hop royalty star Missy Elliot to lay down some new lines. Missy surpised us with her Superbowl performance a few weeks back and today she brings the same energy to this new remix. From the sound of this track, Missy is back, and we can only expect a stream of new music from the icon. Stream the remix below and while is still no sign of a download, keep checking back. Enjoy
Jack Ü - Take Ü There (Feat. Kiesza) [Missy Elliott Remix]
Electric Forest 2015 Lineup Impresses Everyone With Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Big Gigantic & Much MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Electric Forest, Flume, Lineup, Skrillex
It's no surprise that here at TSIS, one of our favorite music festivals in the world is the unique 4 day festival Electric Forest which manages to live up to the name with the festival taking place in the middle of a forest. Every year the festival manages to bring an impressive variety of both electronic and live acts, and for 2015 the lineup is no different.
Headliners this year include Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Kaskade, Big Gigantic and of course The String Cheese Incident.
Other top acts include Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Break Science, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, Green Velvet, Lettuce, John Digweed, Carnage, Lotus, ODESZA, Paul Oakenfold, Phantogram, Sphongle, Tchami, The Motet and Yonder Mountain String Band.
All early bird tickets and VIP packages have sold out, but you can still grab some of the remaining tickets while they last. If there is one festival you attend this summer, this should be it. Buy tickets here
Iconic bass fueled electronic producer and DJ Skrillex released his career changing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP back in 2010 through Deadmau5's label Mau5Trap; going on to change the electronic world as we know it. Well today, the title track from the EP has been brought back to life by rising producers SteLouse and Ahh-Ooh out of Denver and Detroit, respectively. They highlight the vocals and melodies of the original song while giving it a future bass makeover to let you enjoy it all over again. Listen to the premiere below and enjoy!
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (SteLouse & Ahh-Ooh Remix)
Skrillex has been known to work with some massive collaborators over the years like A$AP Rocky, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper among many many others, but his latest is sure to surprise everyone. Over the past year Skrillex has been playing the 80's band Toto's iconic hit "Africa" during his sets, Inspired by his Australian friends What So Not. The track added a flashback to a timeless classic and a nice change of pace during both artists' high energy sets.
Well now it has been revealed that these hugely accredited producers are working with the LA based 6 piece band, over 30 years since the original hit was made. This should lead to some very interesting things given the polar opposite differences in their musical styles. We are looking forward to seeing what they both cooked up. Here's Toto's facebook status and more in depth thoughts about working with the producers below.
Here is what Toto had to say about Skrillex being such a nice guy to work with and how working with What So Not was a meeting of 2 generations.
"It is VERY melodic and Joe and I sang and the band is very cool and Skrillex is a very nice guy and very creative as are the team "What So Not' It was a 'love fest' right away and we created something from a germ of an idea they had and it was a meeting of 2 generations.. NEVER would have thought it worked.. they called US and we went and ended up writing and recording a VERY cool piece. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I love a new fresh challenge. We all walked away happy on both sides. Great experiment that worked. Dont worry.. Toto is NOT going dubstep haha It was fun session and we made some new friends."
Watch Skrillex’s Epic Bonnaroo SuperJam Full Documentary Ft. Big Gigantic, Zedd, Damian Marley, Members Of The Grateful Dead, The Doors & Much MorePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Cage the Elephant, Damian Marley, Grateful Dead, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, Superjam, The Doors, Zedd
One of the longest running major festivals in the US, Bonnaroo recently announced it's full 2015 lineup last week. Along with the lineup announcement, was a teaser of the Skrillex and Friends SuperJam documentary, which was filmed leading up to and during last year's groundbreaking performance. Well today the festival has released the documentary in it's entirety for our viewing pleasure.
The teaser opens with a quote from Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, who's band member Robby Krieger was actually apart of this very SuperJam:
"The new generation's music .. it might rely heavily on electronics"
SuperJams are known for being themed on a specific genre of music and bringing in singers and musicians from every genre to perform outside of their expected style; well 2014 was the debut year for electronic music. It only made sense bringing Skrillex to help host the epic set, along with Big Gigantic in which Dominic Lalli acted as the musical director and Jeremy Salken was the core drummer of the supergroup.
The laundry list of special guests included Zedd, A$AP Ferg, Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley, Thundercat, Mystikal, members of Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Warpaint as well as members from iconic American rock groups Grateful Dead and The Doors. Even some unexpected additions like Craig Robinson from The Office who showcased his singing skills in the mix. Seeing how an electronic curated jam session can be bringing in artists from across all genres is a massive statement for how far electronic music has come and become part of our culture.
You can now stream the entire documentary below and also through the U-verse Bonaroo website.
Also, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and Paul Peck, the SuperJam's musical director and producer respectively, are both set to answer some questions about the Jam in a Reddit AMA later today (8pm EST). Connect with the Reddit AMA here > Reddit.com/bonnaroo
Bonnaroo SuperJam With Skrillex & Friends Teaser
Welcome to SuperJam
The Rap Version of "Fire on the Mountain"
"Pump Up The Jam"
"Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
"Wild for the Night"
"Get Up, Stand Up"
The Last Hours of SuperJam
Beach Festival ‘Hangout’ 2015 Lineup Is Massive Featuring Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Beck & 50 More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Gramatik, Griz, Hangout Music Festival, Major Lazer, Skrillex
Hangout is one of the most unique festivals in the country as it takes place literally on the beach; specifically in the heart of the south on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The special event has just announced it's lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival which is taking place over the weekend of May 15th – 17th.
The lineup is always very well rounded featuring a mixture of live bands and electronic music for a guaranteed great time year after year. For electronic artists, this year we get Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Odesza, Adventure Club, Krewella, Robert DeLong, Goldroom and more. For live music, what the festival is known for, there's an all star cast featuring Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Cold War Kids, Lupe Fiasco, Phantogram, Umphrey's McGee, Damian Marley, Galactic ft. Macy Grey, Beats Antique, Vance Joy, Toro Y Moi, Trampled By Turtles and much much more. Check out the FULL LINEUP BELOW.
Some of the TSIS crew has been in attendance for years, but this marks the first time I will personally by making it out!
Tickets for the festival are on sale tomorrow Jan 13th at 9 am CST here.
Undeniably one of the biggest songs to hit the bass side of the dance music in 2014 was none other than Skrillex and Diplo's debut Jack Ü single “Take Ü There”. Gracing us on the last day of 2014, OWSLA has decided to bless us with a new Take Ü There remix by none other than Australian future bass star L D R U who is also one half of Carmada.
L D R U infuses his signature melodic synths with flume-esque vocal chops creating a very fun and bouncy remix. He retained Kiesza’s powerful vocals while adding in trap and future bass influences which makes this my favorite out of all the remixes dropped so far. OWSLA has released the stream today and if you’re lucky enough to be a Nest IV member you can login and snatch up a free download. Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [L D R U Remix]
Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week / Winter Music Conference is one of the largest gatherings for electronic music globally transcending annually in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. Past lineups have always been an outstanding display of talent ranging from some of the biggest DJs in both the underground and mainstream; and this year is no different.
Some of the most surprising names on the leaked line up are newcomers Kygo, ODESZA, Gorgon City, RAC, and Kiesza who will be taking over the live stage this year. Making us wonder, what would Kygo live set might entail?
Some other notable new headliners would have to be RA nominated #1 underground DJs Dixon and Tale Of Us both being featured as headliners for their first time. We also see all 3 members of Swedish House Mafia playing their own sets as both Axwell Ingrosso and Sebastian Ingrosso solo. These are among many other shocking and exciting names on the lineup, but we didn't want to keep this information from you guys any longer. Who else are you excited about?
Merry Crimbüs Everybody! A message popped up on the Instagram accounts of both Diplo and Skrillex on Christmas day proclaiming that their tag-team production partnership Jack Ü would be delivering some holiday cheer today. After making quite the splash in 2014 with their debut single "Take Ü There" being one of the year's leading anthems, the dance community has high expectations for a full EP or album and mouthwatering collaborations in the new year.
As the two brace themselves for the biggest performance of their lives thus-far, headlining Madison Square Garden in New York City on New Years Eve, they've dropped off some holiday cheer in the form of a thumping remix of Queen Beyoncé's newest charting single "7/11". Jack Ü plants twists of electro synths and bass knocks into a restructured drop, with the end result making the song more of a party starting turn up for all to enjoy. Spread the gift of music this season by sharing the stream below!
Beyonce – 7/11 (Jack Ü Remix)
Skrillex and Diplo's collab project Jack Ü continues to bring us a stream of all star remixes of their debut single "Take Ü There". Following up the recent Zeds Dead version, we now have Paris based future house pioneer Tchami offering his own spin. We hear Tchami deliver his signature house sound with an even more heavy twist on the drops, which makes sense considering who he is remixing. Looks like Tchami is not slowing down anytime soon as he continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting producers to be watching out for. You can stream the song below, but be on the look out to pick up your copy alongside the upcoming Take Ü There Remix EP set to release December 23rd. Enjoy!
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Tchami Remix) | Stream Only
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