Diplo blames major labels for why he and Skrillex had to stop Jack Ü
I hate major labels, so I don’t really want to do anything with major labels.
Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack Ü project marked a pivotal moment in EDM’s mainstream adoption, thanks in part to a Justin Bieber collaboration that launched the producer duo into the pop music stratosphere. But the glory was shortlived and in 2016 the pair wrapped the project “for a long long time.” Fans were understandably distraught and confused, especially after the album had achieved international success, but in the end they were left with very little closure.
During a Q&A session attended by inthemix, Diplo answered the question that was on everyone’s minds “Would there be another release from the superstar duo?” His answer: “Hopefully.”
But that “hopefully” was accompanied by a heap of doubt. “The thing with Jack Ü is complicated because of Atlantic. Skrillex is signed to that label and it’s difficult to do anything with that. I hate major labels, so I don’t really want to do anything with major labels. So it’s hard.”
For fans looking to place blame, look no further than the dinosaurs in suits – aka the major labels – for the answer.