“I enjoy working with Justin Bieber!”
In an interview before Coachella Skrillex spoke with Rolling Stone’s Brian Hiatt, Skrillex briefly talked about his controversial work and relationship with Justin Bieber.
When asked about the Deadmau5 rant on Justin Bieber using Skrillex as a tool, here’s what Skrillex had to say:
“If he was a real friend, he would come to me and be like, ‘Yo, you shouldn’t be working for Justin Bieber,’ rather than blowing it up all over the Internet and going out of his way to make people feel wrong for making a choice in their life. And I would say to him, “I enjoy working with Justin Bieber!” I’m a fan of his voice. And if you’re a producer and you get an opportunity to work with someone who’s the biggest artist in the world, for better or for worse, what would you say? Would you say, ‘no?’”
Skrillex, one of few electronic dance music pioneers accredited with bringing dubstep to the mainstream around 2008 explained what it takes to get him excited about music and rock in particular.
“Music’s gotta be dangerous, and that’s what I feel like rock has lacked. The most dangerous music right now is electronic music and hip-hop. The best artists take limited resources and create the most out of them, and that’s what people are doing with computers and samplers. It’s like, ‘We don’t have enough money to get a whole studio and a whole band, so we just do the shit ourselves in our bedrooms.’”
Skrillex also talked about the ‘EDM bubble’ and cleared up a lot of confusion about EDM.
“A lot of people who ask about the state of EDM don’t know what they’re asking. Are you asking me how long people are going to make EDM? Like what David Guetta’s making? Avicii? Or are you asking how long people are going to make computer music? Because people won’t stop making music on the computer until computers go away. But as far as a certain culture and aspect of EDM, yeah, I do believe that it will go away, because the ratio of business people is trumping the ratio of actual artistry.”
Read the full interview at RollingStone.