Skrillex Teases First Solo Album in Nine Years, Shares New Track “Rumble”

A new year means new music from Skrillex. The EDM artist recently teased that his first solo project in nearly a decade could be dropping in 2023.

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Hinting at the news on social media, the trailblazing electronic producer – born Sonny Moore – shared a post and video clip on the first day of the new year. Vaguely captioned “QFF/DGTC 23,” fans seemed to widely understand the acronyms as album names expected to drop in 2023.

A whiplash-inducing flurry of song snippets can be heard in the accompanying clip below.

In a storm of disbelief, relief, and rejoicing, comments on the post are rife with overall excitement from fans and EDM peers alike. “2023 looking great already,” wrote French producer Tchami in response. “HYPERVENTILATING,” commented dubstep DJ Subtronics. Artist Ray Volpe also chimed in, writing, “i’m fucking WEEPING.”

The album, or albums, will mark Skrillex’s first full-length solo studio effort since his 2014 debut with Recess. The record peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and launched him into electronic superstardom at the time of the dubstep boom.

Since then, he has been a mainstay in the EDM world, releasing a number of collaborations and producing a massive amount of hits with the likes of Missy Elliot, Diplo, Incubus, Maluma, and more.

The last two years have seen the artist drop a handful of standalone singles, including “Supersonic (My Existence)” with Noisia, Josh Pan, and 100 Gecs’ Dylan Brady, and “Don’t Go” with Justin Bieber and Don Toliver.

Now, with the news of new music on the horizon, Skrillex has shared “Rumble,” a smooth, but still a hard-hitting collaboration with English producer and DJ, Fred again.., alongside British MC, Flowdan. In “Rumble,” Skrillex’s unique production makes for a heart-pounding trek through an electronic jungle of ominous and spacey sounds

Listen to the new track, below.

Photo Credit: Marilyn Hue

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