By Rami Abou-Sabe
Last year Skrillex Tweeted out that his duo with Diplo, Jack Ü, would be put on hold indefinitely. “Just did our last Jack Ü festivals of 2016…and for a long long time,” he wrote. “Thank you for all the people who came out to support us.”
Now, Diplo has all-but-confirmed the news. At a Q&A session in Sydney, the producer revealed the project is mired in label bureaucracy. “The thing with Jack Ü is complicated, because of Atlantic. Skrillex is signed to that label and it’s difficult to do anything with that. I hate major labels, so I don’t really want to do anything with major labels. So it’s hard.”
The duo spawned one of the biggest hits of 2016 with the Justin Bieber collaboration, “Where Are Ü Now?” and looked to deliver a similar career resurgence for Florence Welch. If major label affiliation is a problem, it seems their most recent collaboration might not see the light of day.
“Right now I’m just doing a lot of new Major Lazer stuff and Diplo stuff,” the former Philly school teacher announced.