Only three days into the new year, Skrillex unleashed three brand new productions packaged as his Leaving EP. Already at a rate of one song per day in 2013, the release may very well be a foreshadowing of the year ahead of Sonny Moore.
“I have so much music. I have too many songs to even know what to do with.”
Ready to call Hollywood home, Skrillex is on the brink of moving to Los Angeles for a readily available studio in his own living space — only an indicator of how production will dominate his upcoming year. In a recent interview with Billboard, he confirms and expands on his plans for new music in 2013. Read below the break to see exactly what the Grammy-winning producer has up his sleeves.
Taking the time to touch upon his musical state of mind, Skrillex tells Billboard, “I just always make music anyway… But I want to make a record. I just haven’t had enough time to really sit down and idle myself and clear my mind and go, ‘OK, what’s the next thing I want to say? How’s it different from what I said before?’ and think of all these things. I have so much inside me, so many ideas, I’m more excited than ever to make music again, ’cause I haven’t done that for, like, two years.”
“‘Bangarang,’ 70 percent of that was made on the road, so this will be the first time since ‘Scary Monsters’ where I’ll be able to sit down in a studio environment to make something,” Skrillex goes on to predict the volume of his upcoming releases. Whether it be an EP or full length album, the dubstep maestro notes, “It could be the best three songs I’ve ever made. It could be the best 20 songs I’ve ever made. I don’t know what it’s gonna be yet.”
After working on soundtracks for Disney’s “Wreck-it Ralph” and Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers,” Skrillex has opened up to experimenting musically like most electronic artists have never done before. “It’s nice stepping into someone else’s world for a minute and basically have that trust in different artists where you can combine worlds. There’s already a plot, there’s already a theme… and you just learn so much from doing things that way. It’s just a different process, and it’s really fun and I really like being part of it, so hopefully I’ll be doing more stuff like that.”
On the topic of expanding, the man has revealed that he has some surprises in store, hinting at interesting collaborations and remixes that he will be keeping “on the hush-hush.” “I like just having those come out. No one anticipates anything and it’s really cool when it just arrives, y’know?”
His 2012 side project, Dog Blood, alongside Boys Noize outed the most unique records of the year in “Next Order” and “Middle Finger,” and “a lot more music” from the super tag team has been confirmed. “The cool thing about Dog Blood is it’s another outlet where you can step back for a second and just let someone else take over and see what they do and then react to it, and you always come out with great things, some real next-level shit. It’s so much fun, so we’re going to continue to release stuff and just play when we feel like playing.”