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Skrillex details upcoming album with Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1

With a newly announced album on the way, it’s official: Skrillex is back. It’s been 10 years since Sonny Moore introduced himself to the world with “My Name is Skrillex” before carving his face into the Mt. Rushmore of dance music, but it’s safe to say that there’s no need for such pleasantries this time around, as the Grammy-winning producer has grown synonymous with electronic music as well as a formidable force in the pop space.

Recently, Skrillex linked with Apple’s Beats 1 radio factotum Zane Lowe, giving fans a bit of insight into the growth of his process and perspective as an artist as he approached the followup to 2014’s Recess. Read select takeaways from the interview below:

Placing value on his Grammy wins…

“Grammys are such an amazing cherry on top of all of the other great stuff that we get to do. For me, my goal has always been to, y’know, build a real fanbase and give music to people all over the world and travel all over the world and play for people like. Actually see people out there receiving the music and giving it energy, but the Grammys is a whole other thing that I never expected in the first place.”

Inspiration for a new approach…

“What really kind of inspired is like when I heard the new Tame Impala album, it took him a year to get his drum tones. Not that I’m going to take a whole year for drum tones, but I’ve never really sat down and been completely tenacious about one of my releases that I know.”

Putting it into practice…

“Every single piece of music or body of work that I’ve ever put together in my life has always been what I’ve have right then and there and it was just run and gun. This is like the first time that I’ve really just taken my time and been precious with a couple of these releases. I’m making some videos right now and making some content for the next records. (…) some of these records are almost a year old now and they haven’t aged at all in my world.  “

Nurturing the growth…

“It’s crazy how things have changed. You step away from doing the same things over and over again and you get a way new perspective. We’ve grown, that’s 10 years ago. I think it’s important to nurture that, like it was a conscious decision a couple of years ago. I’m going to do a couple of tours here and there but really just focus on taking my damn time; exploring and meeting with new musicians and writings. 10 years ago, it really feels like a whole new chapter (…) and I have so much more to say, y’know?”

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