‘The Path of Totality’ is an experimental album, which finds Bakersfield metallers KOí¿N shifting gears and exploring a new sonic territory. The band have collaborated with some of the world’s leading dubstep and electronic producers, including Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise and 12th Planet – and you can hear the results of those collaborations from the 5th of December, when the album is released. In anticipation of the release, we will be revealing a series of Spotify playlists, compiled by the DJs and Jonathan Davies himself. You will also be able to find out more about each DJ and discover how they contributed to this incredible album.
Today’s DJ under the spotight is SKRILLEX:
“I went to their studio for two days and we wrote, we did, three tracks together and it was all written on the fly, right there. Jon did vocals out in the main room, in front of us, wrote ‘em right there, I had bits and parts and stuff that were flown over, so we were there in the studio together and wrote everything right on the fly…I didn’t want it to sound like a Skrillex remix or some Skrillex tracks or some Skrillex sounds or whatever, if we’re going to do a collaboration, let’s do a collaboration, become a band for these two songs and make music together.”
“I’ve been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were ‘Fat of Land’ by the Prodigy and ‘Come To Daddy’ by Aphex Twin,” raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. “Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I’ve been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.” SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. “Genre has never been important to me,” he insists. “I’ve never thought about music that way.”
You may recognise SKRILLEX (aka Sonny Moore) as the former frontman for the American band From First to Last. He worked on the ever popular ‘Get Up’, the opening track ‘Chaos Lives in Everything’ and ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’.