How The Formation Of Jack Ü Took Skrillex & Diplo's Careers To Another Level

Posted at June 28th, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

Anyone who’s aware of the dance music scene has heard of Jack Ü and their music. The duo consisting of EDM heavyweights Skrillex and Diplo has been on fire since they formed in 2013. Mad Decent founder Diplo, and OWSLA founder Skrillex, gave their debut performance at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego on September 15, 2013. Fans were wondering who the ‘Jack Ü‘ on the lineup is, till Diplo finally revealed that it’s him and Skrillex. They released their first official single “Take Ü There” in September 2014 featuring Kiesza, and they released their debut album “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü” in February 2015.

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 12.40.33 pmIn barely 3 years, they’ve got a number of awards and certifications to their name. Their track ‘Where Are Ü Now’ with Justin Bieber won ‘Collaboration of the Year’ at the American Music Awards, ‘Best Dance Recording’ at the Grammys, ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the MTV Video Music Awards, and also received a number of nominations and other such awards. The track also got certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), and their debut album just got certified gold, which means the mixtape has sold over 500,000 units.

With the amount of exposure that Jack Ü and the music got Skrillex and Diplo, they started climbing more in their individual careers as well. Mad Decent and OWSLA have a lot more reach now and Diplo was even on top of the Annual Dance Power List by Billboard. The duo are highly successful both together and in their separate endeavours. They’ve done a lot of brilliant collaborations with other artists and we hope to keep seeing more such amazing music from the kings of the dance music scene!

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 4.38.10 pm

Shivani Goel

मुख्य लेखिका

TALK OF THE TOWN

Psy Legends Vini Vici Are Coming To India This November

Psychedelic Trance dignitary Vini Vici are planning an India tour later thi ...

20 Night Clubs In India That You Need To Party At

There are very little things that may beat going out partying that would ma ...

One Republic Are Coming To India Next Month

One of the greatest Pop-Rock bands of our time are hitting up India next mo ...

Troyboi Is Coming Back For An India Tour This Month

It seems like Troyboi will be coming back for more after his debut India to ...

10 Night Clubs In Mumbai That You Must Party At

Not every soul would agree but Mumbai is the most exquisite city when it co ...

Cafés In Mumbai That Won't Burn A Hole In Your Pocket

Mumbai is yuuge and as a result there are loads and loads of quirky and min ...

TRENDING

Party For A Cause With MARNIK India Tour

Prithvi Sai, the once labelled "Youngest DJ of Asia", is re-Launching his ...

Martin Garrix Releases ByLAw

In 2013, when Martijn Garritsen aka Martin Garrix was just 16, the Dutch d ...

Khalid's New EP Suncity Is Out!

Seven-track EP, Suncity, by last year's Grammy-nominated American Teen, Kha ...

Monica Dogra To Perform Her New EP

The Narayan Mastana singer, Monica Dogra, whom fans also know as Shaa’ir, ...

4 Events For Culture Enthusiasts

Globetrotters An exhibition of early postcards from around whole of the ...

Best Vietnamese Food You Can Find In Delhi

The dish of grilled meat and noodles that Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain ...


Find Events

In your city, in your neighbourhood. Coming soon.

What’s Trending

What trends never ends.

@grapevineonline

Follow Us on Insta for #GVOStuff