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Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U – Out Now!

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Skrillex and Diplo have delivered…

After various teases and interview revelations, Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U album landed by surprise last night while the two headline acts commenced a 24 hour live stream (which is still going on now on Jack U’s website until 10pm GMT if you’re reading in real time)

The album – entitled Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U – is a 10 track adventure that covers all manner of shades between bass music, trap, dubstep, moombahton and electro. And it features an all-star cast…

From Alunageorge (whose emotional tones grace the thundering 2 U) to man-of-the-moment Snails (who co-produces the gurgling toxic dancehall hybrid Holla Out) to, yup, Justin Bieber… Originally reported last November, this unlikely hook-up (even for Skrillex and Diplo) has resulted in the lights-down, emotional stepper Where Are U Now. With Booka Shade-style synth tones and rolling 808 percussion Justin turns in a subtle vocal that actually does him and the track justice (no, we never thought we’d say that either)

For all the hype and heresay the album has generated in recent months it stands up really well and is available right now. Buy it on iTunes.

Here’s an official playlist so you can check the whole set before you invest. What do you think?