Skrillex Dishes On Justin Bieber & Jack U, Addresses Talk Of Solo Album
In the wake of Jack Ü and Justin Bieber's smash hit "Where Are Ü Now" officially achieving platinum status, Skrillex sat down with Billboard for a tell-all interview. The song came as a surprise to EDM fans, and was initially derided for featuring a pop star of Bieber's stature, but no one can deny now that the song's impact has been monumental.
Released in February of this year, the single has surpassed 1,000,000 copies sold in the US and has skyrocketed into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The six-time Grammy winner spilled the beans on his personal experience working with the young vocalist and pop prince Bieber.
"Justin is a f---ing virtuoso. He’ll school you at every-thing: Ping-Pong, basketball, freestyle rapping. The kid is so competitive. Whatever he does he’s super good at, so you don’t stand a chance. It’s not even fair."
Skrillex also revealed the mysterious nature of the namesake of his and Diplo's Jack Ü project, a question that has been on the minds of the duo's numerous fans.
"Basically, Diplo and I were in a phase where we were obsessed with footwork -- a spinoff of Chicago house where the whole jacking scene comes from. Jacking became this word that we used more and more, to the point where we started using it to describe things, like, “Oh, that’s jacking.” It’s just really high-energy music -- it jacks you up, you know?"
The EDM megastar also took the opportunity to put a rest to rumors that a new studio album is soon to be released under his famous Skrillex moniker.
"I got to squash this right now. I’ve been holding off, but it’s time to set this straight. I have no idea how that rumor started; it’s like people just say whatever they want and it catches on. I’m always working on music, but there are no formal album plans right now."