Jack Ü’s Skrillex And Diplo Discuss Justin Bieber, Kiesza And Breaking Dance Music Norms

Melody

Fri, July, 24 by

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Jack Ü’s Full Flex Express tour rolled through Toronto recently and our very own Tyrone “T-Rex” Edwards got to spend some time backstage with EDM heroes Skrillex and Diplo before their energetic set. Below is an extended 10-minute interview where Skrillex and Diplo talk about their working relationship, their big name collabs (Justin Bieber, Kiesza, Madonna) and how they’re not sticking to the dance music norms we’ve come to know.

On their recent smash hit, Where Are Ü Now featuring Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, Diplo says: “I had done stuff with Bieber before […] if we were really going to make a statement, doing a song with us and him could be the thing that takes us to the next level or the thing that breaks us so if we were going to make something, let’s make it awesome.

“It breaks the monotony of what it means to be a dance music fan,” Diplo continues. “We’re trying to break the norms of what you think is appropriate.”

Watch the full interview below!