Diplo and Skrillex to Livestream 24-Hour Jack Ü DJ Set on Twitch: Album Release Tonight?
It is still unknown whether or not Diplo and Skrillex are going to release their Jack Ü album this month, despite the recent hints that it might, but the pair are about to undertake possibly their most ambitious project to date. In classic rave fashion, the duo is going to be livestreaming a 24-hour DJ set on Twitch.
The party starts at 12 p.m. PST or 3 p.m. EST.
Diplo made the announcement on Twitter with an absolutely ridiculous cover art that promises to have excersize classes (as if the 24 hours of dancing was not enough), a venus flytrap cam (sounds dangerous), bubble machines (pretty standard), breakfast foodz (need to keep the blood sugar levels up for this) and even a live masseuse to work out any cramps or tightness.
— diplo (@diplo) February 26, 2015
The whole affair will be streamed live on Twitch and the pair's website, jackuofficial.com. In addition to the Twitch live stream announcement, Diplo posted another cryptic photo on Instagram with the same pic of him and Skrillex used in the "leaked" album announcement date with the caption "12 Hours."
12 hours ü A photo posted by diplo (@diplo) on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:10am PST
In a red carpet interview before the Grammys, Dipo told CBS that the highly anticipated album would be released sometime in February.
In addition to the new album, Skrillex and Diplo teamed up with Missy Elliott to have her remix their only released single thus far, "Take Ü There," featuring the vocals of Canadian singer Kiesza.
Twitch has made a big push into the electronic music space, expanding from its traditional livestreaming audience for gaming. The livestreaming service has a growing library of liscensed songs that allow gamers to play while they stream their matches and has allowed outside labels and artists to stream their events, like what Skrillex did with his OWSLA holiday party.