The King is Back

Skrillex released a 2 songs last week titled “Show Tracks”. This release has been highly anticipated by fans, and it looks like he’s only getting started.

Though Sonny has not been releasing much music as Skrillex, he has spent the past few years collaborating with other artists and working on projects that he is passionate about. Over the past few years he has worked with superstar artists on projects such as the 2017 Incubus album titled “8”, The Weeknd’s 2018 album titled “My Dear Melancholy”, more recently Ed Sheeran’s “No.6 Collaboration Project”, and many others.

Not only has Sonny been working with new artists, but also reconnected with some old friends as well. Sonny put out two singles during 2017-2018 with his old band From First to Last. For fans of FFTL, this was an amazing and unexpected reunion. But fans of Skrillex still did not have any new electronic music from Sonny. That was until another unexpected reunion took place this past spring. In 2012 Skrillex linked up with electro house artist Boys Noize and created a project that came to be known as Dog Blood. After playing shows and releasing music from 2012-2014, we haven’t heard much about the project until the duo reunited in Spring 2019. Dog Blood released a 4 song EP and headlined festivals around the world during Spring/ Summer 2019.

Though fans have appreciated Sonny’s artistic range and capabilities to create different genres of music with many different artists, they have been waiting for an original Skrillex release for quite some time. The new release “Show Tracks” features two songs that he has been using during his recent sets. Skrillex fans and members of the EDM community immediately showed support of these new tracks. OWSLA artist Ekali already showing support and mixing “Fuji Opener” into his set last weekend.

Though this release was not an album fans were hoping for, some fans are still speculating that there is a new Skrillex album in the works. Nothing has been confirmed, but he hasn’t denied it either…

Whatever he decides to do, we know that it will be great.

Mike Posner and Blackbear Tease New “Mansionz” Project is in the Works

Mike Posner and Blackbear dropped a self titled album, “Mansionz”, back in March of 2017. It was clear from the beginning that this was not your regular collab project, as the duo caught the media’s attention with their appearance on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy’s.

Their self titled album contains a mix of electronic inspired instrumentals with R&B/ Hip Hop vocals. The album has an extremely different sound than either of their solo acts, but as the two artists came together they created an organic and unique sound. The album containing hit songs such as “Wicked” featuring G Eazy, was very successful and is still buzzing more than 2 years later with 1.6 million monthly listens on Spotify as of July, 2019.

Since their “Mansionz” project, both artists have successfully continued their solo careers by putting out new albums and touring the world. Though their solo projects are both great in their own ways, nothing comes close to the distinct and unique sound when the two come together as Mansionz. Over the past two years fans have been demanding that the two reunite as Mansionz for some new music. Per a recent tweet on July 17th, 2019, fans may be getting the long awaited and highly anticipated reunion they have been waiting for.