Bonnaroo took a big risk when it booked Skrillex to lead a "SuperJam," one of the unique aspects of the festival where an artist curates a massive collective of disparate artists from either the same genre or different ones to come together and play a variety of songs, generally covers. But, by all accounts, his was one of the most successful at the festival as he managed to blend electronic music with hip-hop, rock and reggae, calling upon artists from all across styles and decades. AT&T teamed up with Bonnaroo to put together a seven-part documentary about the making of the Skrillex SuperJam and the meeting of the minds that included Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead; Robbie Krieger, guitarist for The Doors; A$AP Ferg; Thundercat; Big Gigantic; Warpaint; Zedd; Janelle Monáe; Damian Marley; and many others.
The seven-part documentary is a treat as we see the various phases of the show, covering different aspects of the show and how it was put together. Mickey Hart stars in the first section, as they dive into his little-known rapping talent and his bromance for Skrillex as a percussionist and engineer, while also showcasing the futuristic instruments Hart brings to the jam.
They explore rock 'n' roll with The Doors, Cage the Elephant and more downtempo sounds led by Warpaint. Skrillex and A$AP Ferg lead a collaboration they know well, "Wild for the Night," and Damian Marley reunites with Skrillex to perform a classic "Get Up, Stand Up" with the whole SuperJam crew.
Bonnaroo has announced the lineup for 2015, which will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine and deadmau5. The SuperJams have yet to be announced, but they have a tall task to top the 2014 collaborations.
Watch all seven videos below or go to AT&T's uverse website. It is worth your time.