It is about time folks. After over a year of writing about the new rumors around Skrillex’s upcoming body of work. The man himself has acknowledged that something is underway. In a series of tweets this weekend, Skrillex touched on the fact that rumors have been flying for quite a while now. He has been
It’s been more than five years since the release of Skrillex‘s debut album, Recess. In the years since then, he’s worked with countless collaborators and friends on a wide-spanning range of productions, including returning to his post-hardcore band, From First to Last, and a return to his Dog Blood project with Boys Noize.
While everyone knew new music has been in the works, the storied artist took to Twitter to let fans know that he’s “going full speed ahead” on new music. He addresses the rumors of a new album (sort of) by saying that he doesn’t “know what it is or what to call it,” but that “this is just the warm up.”
Though the format of the new body of work may still be unclear even to the artist, it seems fans can rest assured that something is coming, and there’s “no turning back.”
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Skrillex has always been one of the sharpest A&Rs in the game. He’s got a keen eye for the next up-and-coming talent, just look at artists like Elohim, Getter, JOYRYDE, or even Chance The Rapper. Generally, whenever Skrillex comes through with an early stamp of approval on and emerging act, you can expect a meteoric rise to closely follow. That’s why if rapper/songwriter Saint Jhn isn’t on your radar yet, he better be. Because after linking with Skrillex to record as many as six, or “maybe [six] and a half” Saint Jhn is definitely bound to be in everyone’s line of sight…soon. Jhn already has credits working alongside Gorgon City, Usher, Kiesza, and more.
The multi-threat NYC-based artist recently took to social media to share the news. Recently Skrillex has also been linked to studio sessions with his former screamo outfit From First To Last, Ty Dolla $ign, and of course his Dog Blood counterpart Boys Noize, with three new collaborative cuts from the duo expected to land any minute now.
I just made like 6 songs with @Skrillex maybe 6 and a half
— S A I N t J H N (@SAINtJHN) April 6, 2019
H/T: Run The Trap
Breakout the tinfoil hats everybody—we have a compelling case for time travelers being among us. Or just a strange coincidence on our hands, who’s to say? But the former is a much juicer explanation for how YouTube user BLΛCK SΛMPLE managed to guess that Skrillex would feature on Kingdom Hearts 3‘s opening theme way back in 2016.
Some eagle-eyed Redditors spotted a random comment left on a YouTube video in 2016 that appears to have predicted Skrillex’s critically lauded collaboration with Hikaru Utada, “Face My Fears” which was released earlier this year. Three years ago, user BLΛCK SΛMPLE commented on the official audio for Skrillex, Team EZY, and NJOMZA‘s “Pretty Bye Bye,” with his thoughts, only to spark some bewildered responses years later when the track actually dropped.
The comment also does not appear to be edited in any way making this quite the head-scratcher. Or there’s a possibility of a third scenario—that this comment is in fact the ultimate catalyst that made “Face My Fears” actually come to fruition. That the right person saw the comment and set the pieces into motion to make a Skrillex Kingdom Hearts track a reality. Which is almost equally as wild. Twilight Zone? You decide. In any case, this seems like a good opportunity to revisit “Face My Fears” below.
Get ready to headbang the mosquitoes away because a new cure for the world’s most detested pest has arrived. A scientific study released in late March via the journal Acta Tropica says that listening to dubstep music and specifically Skrillex, can help prevent mosquito bites. The team of international scientists subjected the mosquito species Aedes Aegypti —the yellow fever mosquito— to Skrillex’s landmark song “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” and found fascinating results to say the least. The basis behind testing the effects of music on mosquitoes derives from the notion that, “Sound is crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals.”
The mosquito specialists chose this Skrillex song intentionally for its combination of very high and very low frequencies. They noted, “In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, whereas noise disrupts the perception of signals from conspecifics [members of the same species] and hosts.” Observations showed that female adult mosquitoes were “entertained” by the track, and attacked hosts later and less often. Mosquitoes exposed to the song also had less sex than those in a music-free environment.
The highlights of the study include reduced blood feeding activity during music entertainment, less copulation, and a delayed response time. The scientists concluded that the results, “provide[d] new avenues for the development of music-based personal protective and control measures against Aedes-borne diseases.”
H/T: BBC News
One of the most exciting performances at Ultra Music Festival this year was the return of Dog Blood. The side project consisting of Skrillex and Boys Noize is back in action after a year-long hiatus. The duo took to the stage at Buku Music Festival three weeks ago, but clearly, they were saving something special
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Supergroups are a tough concept to nail. More often than not, the sum is far less than the whole of its parts, and the dueling influences of the outfit’s two (or more) megastars falls short of its members’ solo endeavors.
Such is not the case for Dog Blood, nor has it ever been. Skrillex and Boys Noize’s abilities to measure up to their solo catalogues in tandem is rooted partly in their skilled production approach, and more so in their stylistic compatibility. Most of all, however, it’s the result of their decision not to over-exert the project. Dog Blood releases are few and far between, but when they arrive, they inevitably leave an inimitable impact.
Today, March 29, the iconic pair has released their first new single in more than five years. “Turn Off The Lights” picks up just where Skrillex and Boys Noize left off in 2013; detuned synth-work, Ragga-esque vocals, and garage-inspired beats pervade Dog Blood’s long-awaited return to the studio.
While the new single is a bit less heavy than most of their earlier work, it undeniably leaves us yearning for more.
Back for its 12th season, Las Vegas’ best kept secret, Summer Splash Las Vegas has revealed this summer’s programming with a star-studded cast of the world’s most in-demand DJs. This year’s staggering lineup features Diplo, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, Kygo, ZEDD, Major Lazer, Alesso, Galantis, Dillon Francis, among many more soon to be announced. Along with sets at Encore Beach Club, Marquee Dayclub, Hakkasan, Intrigue and XS, they will be breaking in the booth at KAOS, the Palms’ cutting edge new game-changing venue which opens this spring.
KAOS is expected to be the hottest new spot on the club circuit with a mesmerizing state-of-the-art dayclub/nightclub hybrid design and a stellar lineup of resident talent booked for its inaugural season. Perhaps equally as exciting as the grand opening is the club’s partnership with Summer Splash, allowing attendees to be one of the first to experience Vegas’ newest entertainment hotspot.
With four different Summer Splash trip dates to choose from in July and August, there’s no excuse for your crew to not take advantage of the best value in Vegas. The real kicker though is the deal—in fact, it’s kind of mind boggling. There’s really no other way to squeeze as much out of Vegas without breaking the bank. A Summer Splash VIP package includes five nights of hotel lodging at the Palms in addition to complimentary VIP entry—that’s right, skip all the insane Vegas lines. What’s more, Summer Splash patrons get access to six clubs and four pool parties soundtracked by some of the most popular DJs on the planet, with performances from some of the biggest artists in the world. Best of all, the price for all of that is less than most other weekend festivals in a stadium parking lot, and there are no competing sets, which means you get to catch everything. It’s the best way to do Vegas, simple as that. Learn about VIP packages and reservations and see the full Summer Splash 2019 lineup here. Summer Splash is an exclusive event that sells out every year and Tier 1 prices go up after April 5 so gather your crew and reserve your spot today.
The wait is finally over, new Dog Blood is on the way.
At long last, Skrillex and Boys Noize are primed to deliver scalding, acidic mayhem on March 29 under their joint Dog Blood moniker—the duo’s first release together since 2013’s menacing Middle Finger Pt. 2 EP. The new track, still nameless, comes just ahead of the pair’s first show outside of a festival setting, when they take over Brownies & Lemonade’s highly anticipated MMW warehouse affair the night of Friday, March 29. Though, the new music landing this Friday is only the tip of the iceberg—apparently the pair have multiple tracks in the chamber, with more rounds expected to follow soon.
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) March 27, 2019
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) March 27, 2019
Dog Blood has long promised new music, though Skrillex and Boys Noize famously only produce new material when they can be together. With two insanely demanding itineraries, the Dog Blood studio sessions understandably come few and far between. Though, between Skrillex and Boys Noize’s headlining BUKU performance and their upcoming performance at Ultra Music Festival, the two have managed to carve out plenty of quality production time, and now the fruits of their handiwork will finally be heard by the masses. In the meantime, revisit Dog Blood’s thrashing Middle Finger Pt. 2 below.