Back when Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak were teasing “Potato Will Eat You,”many speculated that their cryptic messages were hinting at a new supergroup being formed. “Potato” turned out to be a YouTube video channel that houses content from three of EDM’s most outspoken icons, leaving many satisfied but still mildly disappointed. Now it appears that two of the three are forming a collaboration for the record books as the Skrillex/Diplo duo Jack U. The name Jack U first appeared yesterday on Mad Decent’s Block Party lineup – an act that could have been easily glossed over as one of Mad Decent’s many yet-unknown talents. Strangely enough it has since been revealed as much more monumental than that with Diplo ditching any convoluted teasing and getting right to the point on Twitter yesterday.
Arguably the most ubiquitous and multi-faceted DJs in the biz, A-Trak, Skrillex, and Diplo aim to bring you the “Weirdest Night Ever” tonight at 8PM PST from an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Hosted as a live stream on the ‘Potato Will Eat You’ Youtube channel, the event boasts an album listening party along with a Q&A for the latest Major Lazer release, “Free the Universe.” Without concrete details besides a “karaoke extravaganza” spotlighting special guests, we can only deduce that this late night cabaret will be weird indeed.
Diplo’sBlow Your Head debuted a month back on the large-scale media project Potato as a cultural biography series documenting the experiences of forward-thinking artists. While previous episodes have featured 3BallMTY, MikeQ, and Rusty Lazer, this week delves into the life of New York’s Luca Venezia, or Drop the Lime. The Trouble & Bass founder discusses his early inspirations for the label, his plans of expansion, as well as his love for the Big Apple. There is a romantic outlook inherent in Venezia’s words that evokes the deeper dimension to the Blow Your Head series as Diplo’s project continues to showcase the diversity of the EDM world.
The highly anticipated “Potato Will Eat You” project from Skrillex, Diplo, and A-Trak has been revealed as a YouTube channel dedicated to the craft of dance music. Potato kicks off with Bang!, a mini-documentary following the history of electronic music with narration from Skrillex and Boys Noize. In the inaugural video, in addition to Dog Blood interviews, Kevin Saunderson reflects on the origin of techno in Detroit and provides rookies and veterans alike with the unparalleled perspective of a pioneer. Watch this week’s episode of Bang! and subscribe to Potato’s YouTube channel today.
Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo have been teasing an upcoming project, Potato Will Eat You, using nothing but cryptic photos and videos for the past few weeks. The trio has released another video, this time to announce that the launch will take place at 4pm on February 18th and that, despite speculation, it will be much more than just a collaboration. The video comes from its own YouTube outlet that urges viewers to subscribe and is slated to offer “Shortcuts” (which may be DJ lessons of sorts), music videos, audio premieres, along with other intriguing yet mysterious attractions. Can “Potato Will Eat You” still be a collaboration between the Grammy boys? Maybe. But it seems that it will be, in essence, a media hub for dance music exclusives.
The Grammys boys are back. In a fashion less formal than the Grammys, Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo have been taking to their social media outlets to hint at a special date for what is expected to be a collaboration from the super-trio. Both A-Trak and Skrillex have posted photos of the collective group to their Instagram accounts, using the caption “Potato Will Eat You.” Diplo most recently posted his own photo of a street sign that reads “Warning: Potato Will Eat You Feb 18 2013,” and confirmed the date and title on his own Twitter. As of writing, all three producers — including the OWSLA official account — have posted the street sign to their Instagram accounts.
More evidence has come in the form of a teaser video posted to Diplo’s YouTube video account and the alleged collaboration’s own website which you can find here. Jump below the break for the video teaser and all evidence that points to Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo’s “Potato Will Eat You” on February 18th.