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A Skrillex X What So Not X Toto Collaboration Is Happening

The American rock band behind ‘Africa’ is going EDM.

Skrillex is always up to something as he regularly innovates the sounds that change the way EDM music is perceived. In addition, he has been no stranger to reshaping sounds from the past by collaborationing with The Grateful Dead's Micky Hart, and The Doors' Robby Krieger. To add to that EDM/classic rock crossover list, Skrillex has called up Toto, the six-person band responsible for the legendary track “Africa.” This isn’t too surprising due to the fact that both Skrillex and What So Not have incorporated the infamous hit into their live sets. Toto and What So Not took to Facebook to announce a little something they’ve got coming up.

Toto said of the experience, “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.”

Skrillex and What So Not collaborated in late November 2014 with their high-energy track “Goh.” This track employs aggressive and heavy beats, and offers a potential sneak peek of the new collab with Toto. It should be interesting to see Skrillex return to his rock band roots while working with Toto, and how the American rock band infuses electronic dance music into their own style.

[H/T: EDM Sauce]

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