Diplo has teased the return of his collaborative project with Skrillex, Jack Ü.
In a recent Instagram post, Diplo shared a video of himself playing a remix of the duo's 2015 hit with Justin Bieber, 'Where Are Ü Now', with the caption calling for comments for more Jack Ü material.
Diplo and Skrillex formed Jack Ü back in 2013, and released their first single, 'Take Ü There' ft. Kiesza, the following year.
The pair last performed as Jack Ü in 2015, before a tweet in 2016 from Skrillex stating that they had finished touring together "for a long long time".
Skrillex has become one of the most recognisable faces in EDM after leaving post hardcore band From First to Last to pursue a solo career in 2007. After years at the top end of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll, he landed Highest Bass in last year’s vote.
1. ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’
Skrillex’s second EP saw his star suddenly rise. Released in the Fall of 2010, ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ soared to the top of the charts while also garnering some high praise from critics. The two-tracker would eventually go on to win Skrillex a Grammy award for best dance/electronica act. The sound was big, melodic and reckless, and went on to inspire a host of producers in its wake.
4. Wreck-It Ralph cameo
Skrillex played several roles in the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph. While appearing as a DJ with his signature shades and hairstyle, he also contributed to the soundtrack. His work can be heard most prominently in the song ‘Bug Hunt,’ which was later remixed by the Dutch electronic trio Noisia.
Last week, Diplo appeared on the popular No Jumper Podcast. During the 90-minute interview he and the show’s hosts, Adam22 and Robesman, discussed everything from collaborations, the once ubiquitous hit single ‘Lean On feat. MØ’, the disaster that was Fyre Festival and, of course, his relationship with “EDM culture”.
The immensely successful producer – real name Thomas Wesley Pentz – also discussed his opinions on Skrillex, with whom he has previously collaborated under the Jack Ü monicker.
Diplo has finally confirmed that he and Skrillex will going into the studio together to work on new music and hopefully the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Skrillex and Diplo: Present Jack Ü’.
The bad news is they won’t be going into the studio together until Skrillex finishes his new album and Diplo finishes working on the new Major Lazer album.
During an interview with Argentinian La Nacion, Diplo said: “Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again.”
Diplo has announced he will be taking a break from his Jack Ü collaborative project with Skillex for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, the Mad Decent honcho confirmed the duo do have a lot of music still to put out, but having overworked himself last year, would be focusing on Major Lazer during 2017.
“I think right now I’m just trying to make Major Lazer," says Diplo. "Last year I kind of did everything and I wore myself really thin trying to do all those projects, but this year it’s all about getting the Major Lazer stuff out.
Jack Ü pairing Diplo and Skrillex revealed that they were working on new music with Florence + The Machine singer, Florence Welch, in March via social media.
Now, at a show in Minneapolis over the weekend, Diplo appears to have aired the full track for the first time. You can hear a fan shot video of it below.
Rick Ross has revealed that his Suicide Squad soundtrack collaboration with Skrillex, ‘Purple Lamborghini’, isn’t the last we’ll hear from the pair, as they are already planning on heading back into the studio together.
Skrillex has stated that Jack Ü’s recent stint of European dates would be the last for his Diplo collaboration for a “long, long time” in a post on Twitter, before promptly deleting the statement.
The full tweet, which you can see below, read, “Last Jack Ü festivals of 2016…and for a long, long time. Thank you for all the people who came out to support us.” It was replaced with a tweet that showed four images of their recent tour, which included the first ever Jack Ü shows in the UK.
Diplo has revealed that he has been working in the studio with Ariana Grande, on a post through his Snapchat. You can watch a video of it shared on Twitter below.
There is no confirmation as to whether the material will feature on Major Lazer’s forthcoming ‘Music Is The Weapon’ album, which is due in January, or Grande’s solo record.
Major Lazer have officially released their new single 'Cold Water', featuring Justin Bieber and Danish artist MØ.
The track, which leaked earlier this week via a Chinese radio station, is the lead single from the group's new album, slated for release in January 2017.