Just hours ago, the OWSLA label head delivered a short but sweet tweet about possible release details for the noteworthy track. In response to fan inquiry, Sonny Moore revealed on Twitter that the remix would be released “Verryyy Soon.” Check out the tweet in its entirety and a clip of the new track below:
The multi-talented Skrillex is almost omnipresent these days, having been featured as a producer on Fifth Harmony’s new single ‘Angel,’ as well as dropping his own brand new single ‘Favor‘ in just the last two weeks.
He continues to push on relentlessly it seems, as an Instagram by Josh Xantus confirmed Skrillex’s work on a new project alongside a group of budding hip-hop artists. It’s unsurprising to seethe icon delve into this genre, given the success of his collaboration with Rick Ross, ‘Purple Lamborghini.’ However, it seems that Skrillex has been hired as simply a producer for his latest project, especially after listening to the video clip shared by Xantus.
Luca Lush has been a Soundcloud staple since the explosion of the future trap sub-genre on the platform around 2014, providing a flurry of originals, remixes, bootlegs, and more, all saturated in his signature style. This year alone, he’s taken on Skrillex, What So Not, and M83. Now, for his latest “lift,” the deft remixer has dropped off his take on up-and-coming Florida trap star Lil Pump’s track “Molly.”
Lush tackles the rapper’s harsh, bass-boosted track with his distinct percussion arrangements and explosive synths. Exaggerating Lil Pump’s happy chord progression, the mood of the song swings from lean-infused southern-inspired rap to euphoric, blissful melodic trap. Proffering another taste of his eccentric creativity, Luca Lush once again bridges the gap between electronic dance music and hip-hop with another inventive remix to add to his booming repertoire.
Skrillex is a man of many shades — from massive bass tunes to pop jams, he knows how to hit the sweet spot. Skrillex and Poo Bear were behind Fifth Harmonies latest single “Angel,” their second single promoting their upcoming album which is set to release on August 25. The producer pair did a great job highlighting the girls’ vocals, crafting a deep bass canvas with minimal percussion and synths that results in a palatable record for the masses.
Fifth Harmony lost their 5th member Cabello several months ago, who will be releasing her own album later this year. Stream “Angel” in full below.
Skrillex is coming off of a packed weekend where he provided the last performance at NYC’s venerable Webster Hall and then found himself playing at HARD festival a few hours later. That hasn’t stopped him from starting off the week strong with a brand new track “Favor.” The producer continues to diversify his sound with his newest release, a collaboration with Vindata and NSTASIA. An electric guitar weaves in and out a consistent drum backdrop at a much slower BPM than we are accustomed to with previous Skrillex releases. NSTASIA’s vocals carry the track, and it’s the perfect change of pace for those who love Skrillex’s signature sound but also love their electronic chords mixed with a little bit of rock.
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. As tried and true as the Founding Father’s aphorism has proven to be over the course of history, it could use an update in the modern dance music industry. For, as inevitable as death and taxes shall always be, the seemingly endless abundance of high profile collaborations in Sonny Moore’s pipeline has become an equal certainty.
The latest news to break on the topic will apparently see Skrillex join forces with Rihanna. Details surrounding the project are currently sparse, and have been revealed with little fanfare. Last night, R&B artist blackbear asserted in his Snapchat story that he wrote a song in London with Rihanna, Skrillex, and Corporal, succinctly appraising the outcome as “v good.”
Skrillex and Rihanna have not publicly commented on the collaboration, but should this song come to fruition in the studio, it will mark the producer’s most high-profile collaboration since his work with Justin Bieber.
Boys Noize producer Alex Ridha posted a clip of what sounds like a certified heater to his Instagram, showing himself and Skrillex working in the studio to prep some new tunes. While Dog Blood’s tracks have their own unique sound, fans of the two prolific producers and label bosses are already going wild for potential new releases from the project.
OWSLA recruit Mark Johns is back with a new original. Twenty-three-year-old Naomi Abergel, better known under her androgynous moniker Mark Johns, unveils “Same Girl” via her mentor Skrillex‘s label.
On “Same Girl,” Johns breaks out of the hazy heartbreak that enveloped her debut Molina EP. Produced by lophiile, MAG and Skrillex, the new chill trap song shows the world that her delicate yet arresting voice won’t be boxed into one genre. She comments on her new mindset, saying:
“I realized if I have my label and I have my friends and I have my people who are willing to support whatever the f— it is that I want to put out, then why am I stressing?”
Johns’ relatable lyricism about being out of phone data, having money on her mind and hot-boxing “somebody’s Toyota” are stylized in an accompanying lyric video.
The Los Angeles based artist will soon be releasing a string of singles while her full length album is in the works. Check back for more and listen to “Same Girl” now.
After gracing the internet with two releases over the past week, cover artwork for a third release began popping up on Reddit. “Saint Laurent” comes out via Spotify at midnight tonight (Aug. 3). Though we don’t know quite to expect from the forthcoming release, a collaboration between these three is guaranteed be anything but expected. One thing’s for sure: with Wale’s participation on the track, it’s sure to have a brilliant hip-hop influence.
Skrillex’s remix of “Neoprene” came out just days ago, along with co-production with fellow OWSLA artist Mark Johns. Just a few weeks ago, he also released his collaboration with Poo Bear, an already much-celebrated track called “Would You Ever.”
Though summer may be coming to a close, it’s just heating up for Sonny Moore.
“It’s called ‘Your Paradise’ because everyone can define the experience for themselves — fans and artists alike.”
The festival market is oversaturated. It has been for years.
Every new festival promises some shiny new experience and oftentimes under delivers on the lofty expectations sold to ticket buyers. Immaculately art directed drone footage and oversaturated Instagram photos make for great marketing, but not so great festivals. After all, millennials love experiences — they’ll pay to go based on influencer promotion alone — look no further than Fyre Festival for proof.
But tropical, off-the-beaten path locations are where the similarities between the ill-fated Fyre Festival and Your Paradise end. Yes, it’s a remote festival on an untouched tropical paradise, but while the former was all hype and no delivery, the latter has spent years honing the experience by being connected to industry, the artists, the culture, and the local population.
There’s no overpromises here. Everything is exactly as advertised. And guaranteed to leave a lifelong impression.
“We’re very transparent in terms of the product we’re trying to deliver. We don’t oversell, we don’t overpromise.”
The Your Paradise concept is the brainchild of Hadi J, Ignacio Garcia, Daniel Farley, Steve Pillemer, and Dominic Furber, a team of Australian events and dance music veterans who saw an opportunity to create something unique in one of the world’s most remote locations, the Fijian Islands. The team knows what they are doing, having all been embedded in Australia’s dance music industry for over a decade. Hadi J and Ignacio became fast friends during their younger, more party-fueled years. It was during this time that they met Dominic backstage at a Laidback Luke show in 2011 and Steve during his stint as a social media photographer. Then came Dan, a 15 year veteran on the DJ circuit, and Dom’s first partner on the project. With just an idea and a dream, Dan and Dom brought the concept to a meeting with Hadi J and Ignacio. A few days later, the two were jetting to Fiji to do the initial scouting for the festival’s first year.
Four years later and the guys have established their humble brand as one of the best destination festival experiences in the world. And they’ve had their praises sung by both the guests and the artists who perform.
When it made its debut in 2014, the festival’s lineup focused on taste-making over showy headliners. They tapped Jack Beats, Doorly, Touch Sensitive, Alison Wonderland, Thomas Jack and more for their first time around the block. Since then Your Paradise has attracted the attention of Skrillex and OWSLA, as well as Justin Martin and Dirtybird, who have now become defacto members of the Your Paradise family. Martin is going on his 3rd year performing at the fest. And Skrillex, although not yet listed on this year’s lineup, is likely to make an appearance with his crew in 2017. After all, if there is any “OWSLA All Star,” it’s Sonny Moore.
Your Paradise boasts a ton of additional experiences as well. There are the usual resort offerings — surfing and fishing trips, snorkeling, and skydiving. But the music excursions are where the festival shines. Take Cloud 9 for example, a floating barge, bar, and wood-fired pizza grill where Gary Richards played for 8 hour straight during last year’s festival.
And then there’s the Sandbank Sermon. When the tide rolls out, the party rolls in. The experience brings the entire festival out into the middle of the ocean — a half mile off shore — where the morning’s low tide creates a dance floor unlike any other.
Running a large scale music event on a remote tropical island comes with a whole host of challenges. But the team of over 20 talented staff make it run without a hitch. The entire experience feels seamless — just as the founders intended.
“We start organizing Your Paradise a year before the actual event to cover all of our bases. That why we have everything organized in a way that guests don’t have to think about anything.”
The island itself is about a fifty minute boat transfer from mainland. So the festival needs to consider connections, transfer times, and flight delays in everything they do. The amount of required attention and customer service is staggering. They have contingency after contingency in place in case things go sideways — and on island time that can be often.
“Because of its remoteness we have to make doubly sure that from a customer perspective we provide a seamless experience.” Hadi J explains. “We start organizing Your Paradise a year before the actual event to cover all of our bases. That why we have everything organized in a way that guests don’t have to think about anything.”
Transportation isn’t the only challenge. The team has to ship and power their high quality production on an island that runs on generators.
“We have to work very closely with the resort to make sure that there’s enough generators and electricity on the island to be able to power a main stage, an audio system, lighting production and the guest houses. So there’s transportation, there’s production, and then there’s working with the artists to make sure we can deliver an amazing experience that makes the trip worth their while.”
“Every one that I’m aware of that’s attended the event in the last three years has had the time of their lives.”
The team also plans to expand the brand to other locations without losing what makes it great in the first place. The strength of its open-ended concept is what sets the festival apartment from its ilk. And its why the festival is attracting attention from artists and fans across the globe.
“It’s really about intimacy. We don’t want to get involved in 40 or 50 thousand person festivals — it’s not in our brand DNA. And it never will be.”
Your Paradise 2017 is going down on December 6th through the 12th. OWSLA All Stars, Justin Martin, NGHTMRE, L D R U, Snakehips, Billy Kenny, Mija, Oski and more are already announced.