05 January 2023
Fred Again.., Skrillex and Four Tete have announced a last-minute gig tonight (5 January). The producers and DJs will perform at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town, London.
The gig follows the release of Rumble by Skrillex, Fred Again.. and Flowdan, which is expected to feature on Skrillex’s double album – due later this year.
Originally put together by Fred Again.. and UK MC Flowdan five years ago, the track was heard by Skrillex for the first time when the pair initially met. After asking for the stems to the track, the dubstep producer began working on it separately.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Skrillex said “There’s some controversy because we actually kicked [Four Tet] off the project,” Skrillex said. “Four Tet is an honorary producer on everything we do,” he added.
Fred Again.. also commented on Four Tet’s contribution on Instagram: “Shoutout Kieran for announcing with no uncertainty that we had “fucked it”. And there was no coming back.”
Skrillex admitted: “I did something and I didn’t like it. I thought I ruined the song. I was scared to play it.”
When the track was first played in Fred Again..’s enormous Boiler Room set in August 2022, fans speculated that Four Tet also had a part in its creation, though the trio admitted that he was in fact “kicked off” the project.
Speaking to Mixmag, Flowdan affirms: “Rumble works in any setting or terrain. All you have to do is listen and you will hear that.”
Skrillex’s upcoming double album will be his first studio record since his debut album, Recess, which was released in 2014 and peaked at No 4 on the Billboard 200 in April of that year. In 2021, Skrillex ended a two-year silence with a string one-off singles, including Butterflies, featuring Four Tet and Starrah; Too Bizarre, featuring Swae Lee and Siiickbrain; Supersonic (My Existence), with Noisia, Josh Pan and Dylan Brady; and Don’t Go featuring Justin Bieber and Don Toliver.
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