If you’ve been following the journey of Skrillex, Fred again.., and Four Tet this year, you might have come across the name Pangbourne House Mafia. The trio are back again following the release of two Skrillex albums, a sold-out Madison Square Garden show, and so much hype with one of their most anticipated singles since Fred again..’s Boiler Room set last year, “Baby again..”
For those curious how PHM came to be, Skrillex shared the story on Instagram today for the track’s release:
Last summer @fredagainagainagainagainagaiand I booked a little house on the river in this village called Pangbourne out side of london to work on music. I was working on my album and Fred was working on his boiler room. We invited @fourtetkieran over and told him he could Stay with us … he we like “I’ll come over and see what happens.” Then Fred and I clocked a tooth brush hanging out Kierens backpack … this moment marked the birth of the Pangbourne House Mafia …
The song prominently samples Lil Baby’s “Baby,” hence the title of their massive collaboration. The song has been a banner moment in many of Fred’s sets since Boiler Room, especially at MSG when the song coincided with the first time that night that the lights were brought down, creating an incredible effect.
Photo via Chris Lavado