‘If people love what they do, that’s all that matters to me’; Skrillex and Diplo talk to Hot 97
In a new interview with Hot 97 in New York City, Skrillex and Diplo both sat down for an extended interview that touched on a variety of topics. Immediately speaking on Riff Raff to a host that seems unconvinced by his talents, the pair eventually spoke on their roots, future endevours, and dropped an impressive list of collaborators.
When asked about the reaction from other artists to his music, Diplo revealed, “I just worked with Madonna as well and we had a bunch of songs that were standard for her, then one night we got kind of drunk and we wrote the song right there on the most ridiculous beats; it’s a record with her and Nicky Minaj. People know me and him as really progressive I hope, so when they come to us for a beat, they want something to scare their children.”
Quickly volunteering to answer the now-standard question of where electronic music is going, Skrillex jumped in and paid homage to a handful of names,”I think now it’s more diverse. In 2011, when things really got big, it was like deadmau5, then it was Justice, and then Daft Punk and it was more narrow minded. Naturally, kids are just going to have a wider range. I feel like house music coming to America is something that they never had access to.”
Sprinkled between interesting soundbites of information from two of the genre’s elite producers, Skrillex mentioned future collaborations with 2 Chainz and A$AP Ferg, while swiftly keeping quiet and deflecting attention when asked about a Nas partnership. Also revealing that Jack U has four tracks with Usher stored away, the pair’s newest joint interview touches on an excess of topics and shines light on the future of electronic music’s newest supergroup.