​Skrillex teases first solo album in nine years

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Skrillex is rumoured to be working on his first solo album in almost a decade, due for release later this year.

Fans suspect the record will come as a double LP after the producer posted a 15-second snippet of a forthcoming unreleased track captioned: “QFF/DGTC 23”, alluding to the name of a double record.

Fans in Skrillex’s subreddit speculated that the second acronym, ’DGTC’, could stand for ‘Don’t Get Too Close’, following a tweet posted by the producer earlier last year.

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If the speculations are true, the double record would mark Skrillex’s first solo LP release in almost a decade following 2014’s ‘Recess’, and his third – and potentially fourth – record to date.

Anthony Green, frontman of Circa Survive, Saosin, and L.S. Dunes, replied to Skrillex’s teaser video on Twitter shortly after it was posted, stating: “Honored to be apart of this record. It’s a masterpiece. Thanks for letting me work on it with you Skrillex.”

Elsewhere, the producer teased the release of a collaborative track alongside Fred again.. and Flowdan, ‘Rumble’, now set for release today, January 4, after doing the rounds at festivals last summer.

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“Rumble. Jan 4th,” reads the caption of an Instagram post alongside a short clip and animation of the forthcoming track.

In recent years, Skrillex has produced a handful of tracks alongside the likes of 100 gecs, Four Tet, Noisia, Justin Bieber, J Balvin, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Aside from Anthony Green, Fred again.., and Flowdan, it’s currently unclear which other collaborations could appear on the rumoured double album.

Listen to a clip of the brand new release from Skrillex, titled ‘Rumble’, below.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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