Diplo and Skrillex’s New ‘Jack U’ Duo to Debut at Mad Decent Block Party
Pair passes up "Dork Sex Ill Lip" anagram for lesser name
The dance-addled dudes of Mad Decent left fans scratching their heads when they shared the lineup for the 2013 installment of the annual Mad Decent Block Party touring festival. To devotees of the label’s winning mishmash of international dance trends and left-leaning rap, most of the talent would’ve looked familiar. But there was a mysterious name in the mix alongside headliners like Flosstradamus and Major Lazer: Jack U.
Label head Diplo later clarified the situation via a nonchalant tweet: “Jack u… Means skrillex+diplo together..” Oh, that’s all? His followers spread the news of the monumental pairing far and wide, plus suggested a couple of monikers that might have saved Diplo the trouble of, you know, typing and clicking: Skriplo, Diplex, Dilliplex. Might we suggest a few anagrams? Lord Pixel Silk, Old Killer’s Pix, or, best of all, Dork Sex Ill Lip. But hey:
Jack u… Means skrillex+diplo together..
— d?p?o (@diplo) April 30, 2013
Nothing more is known about the team-up at this point. Working alongside producer Boys Noize under their Dog Blood banner, Skrillex rocked the most recent installment(s) of Coachella. Diplo’s Major Lazer did as well, in honor of the dancehall project’s guest-packed new album Free the Universe, although from a slightly different perspective (I.E. on top of the crowd).