After coming to Brooklyn for a special Jack Ü show at the Mad Decent Block Party on Sunday (Aug. 9) alongside the likes of Tyler, The Creator, CL, Knife Party, Gorgon City and more, Skrillex stuck around for a little radio promo and sat down with 92.3 AMP Radio to discuss a myriad of topics including the aforementioned Jack Ü project, bullying, working with Justin Bieber, deadmau5 and much more.
The interview starts out with the radio presenters commenting that Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore, right up until show time was working on his track with Diplo and AlunaGeorge "To Ü" that will be next single to be released from their album together Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü.
It is no secret that Moore and Bieber are making more music for the Canadian pop star's upcoming album.
When asked about those songs, Skrillex replied he was working with Poo Bear and Michael Diamonds on "making great songs."
"He is the most talented, gifted kid I have seen at anything. He can skateboard, he can beat everyone at ping pong and pool, I showed him the io hawk and he got right on and was doing one-footed tricks," praised Moore of Bieber.
Deadmau5 recently trolled "Where Are Ü Now" with a recorder rendition of his own and shaded the track on Twitter. Skrillex had a few choice words for Mr. Zimmerman.
"I'll always have love for Joel, but he's an a**hole and everyone knows that. And he knows that and that's kinda his thing." Moore said. "The one thing that is kind of unfortunate about the whole thing is that he has a record label and when you have a record label you have to be a leader. He has people who are signed to him. I couldn't imagine being a leader, going out in the public with such a negative attitude."
He was then asked about Meek Mill and Drake beef and refusing to take sides, he nudges over towards Drake, saying the Canadian was "so nonchalant about it."
He then gets personal about his childhood dealing with bullying and offers advice for kids heading back to school that may have a bully waiting for them.
"No matter what, society can be hard. As long as you stick together in a group of people that are like minded, doing positive things, all of that stuff goes away," says Skrillex. "There's always someone like you. That's when you have to take responsibility and be bigger and step outside of yourself and reach out to someone and mentor someone else."