In light of the Skrillex-Diplo duo Jack Ü‘s New Year’s Eve performance at Madison Square Garden, Skrillex spoke to Billboard on his upcoming set with Diplo and on Jack Ü’s sound. Below are a few highlights. Read the full interview on Billboard.

  • On communicating with his audience: “I always make sure I have some kind of real, tangible connection with the audience no matter how big or small the room is. I don’t want to be an effect of the room, I want to make that my responsibility.”
  • Jack Ü’s sound: “A lot of it is just us, in our own environments, making exactly the kind of music we want to hear. That means some it’s really obscure, and some of it isn’t, but we’re not overthinking the popularity potential. … I’d love to see mainstage sets with more variety. Let’s get weird. If I’m going to headline Madison Square Garden, the last thing I want do is be boring people. Granted, you don’t want to get up there and play a bunch of weird, pretentious stuff that nobody can vibe with, so it’s definitely a balance.
  • Defending his sound: “It has felt kind of like the Grammys, in the sense that I don’t think I’ll be able to process it until it’s over and done with. And actually, I think that’s good.”

You can read the full interview HERE.

And don’t forget, if you feel like you’re missing out, you can stream the whole thing from home.