Skrillex Talks With Annie Mac About Life And The Recent Passing Of His Mother
During an Annie Mac BBC 1 session, Mac sat down with Skrillex for a good talk and a little one on, one off. Before they launched into what turned into a rather deep and serious conversation about life and loss, Skrillex chose Missy Elliot’s notorious remix of Jack Ü’s “Take Ü There” to kick off their B2B session.
After the music stopped, Mac went on to ask Sonny about music and life. Skrillex revealed that he has now been touring non-stop for 10 years, and has yet to take time off. Skrillex talks about the support he gets from his OWSLA and Nest HQ imprints, "It's all about the family you have around you."
Mac and Skrillex then went on to describe his synesthesia, a condition where music and sounds trigger certain colors and textures in the brain. For example, “Take Ü There,” Sonny explains, reminds him of the color yellow.
The conversation then turned to a rather sad and heartfelt moment when Skrillex opened up about the recent passing of his mother. He admitted it was the first time he's talked about her passing, but that he is also remaining positive. Sonny told Mac, "I really appreciate living right now, you know?"
Skrillex concluded the interview with some mentions of a few upcoming collaborations including OG Maco, Keith Ape, and A$AP Ferg. He also divulged a few recent sources of inspiration, including work from producers Wiwek and Boaz. He says that Wiwek possesses an organic, big room house style with sounds from the jungle. He also mentioned that “Febreeze” featuring 2 Chainz by Jack Ü has become an essential in recent sets.
The two-hour radio session also included music from George The Poet and Skream. You can listen to the full Annie Mac BBC 1 session here. (Interview begins at 1:32:00)