It was reported a few weeks ago that Sonny Moore jumped into the studio with Incubus and collaborated with the group for a track on their upcoming album. Today through an interview with Yahoo, we have learned that Skrillex did more than we could ever imagine for the band. Brandon Boyd of Incubus shared what exactly Skrillex contributed to the album:
Skrillex mixed it and cued it and sprinkled his magical alien dust on it, as he does so effortlessly
Turns out that Sonny had input on a lot more than just one track, he actually produced the entire LP and added his nuances throughout. Brandon continued. “It was so much fun being around him. He came to the studio just to listen to some songs; we were finishing some mixes and Sonny [Skrillex] is in the room and he very nonchalantly was like, ‘What’s the name of that song right there?’ Then he looks at Dave [Massey, from the label] and he goes, ‘Would it be weird if I took the stems in the other room and just f***ed around with that?’ We look at Dave, like, ‘Give him the stems!’“.
“He went in a separate studio for an hour and a half, two hours tops, and I went down there and I was like, ‘What the f***? How do you work so fast?’” Boyd says in amazement. “It seems to be the ethos. He obviously has a pretty massive work ethic, but it looks like he is really enjoying himself the whole time. So I’m not surprised he’s as prolific as he is, because you mix an amazing work ethic with that kind of ‘I’m gonna do it ‘cause it’s fun’ thing, and then you’re Sonny.”
Check out Skrillex's influence in the first single of the band's new album below.