Spoon released their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, earlier this month, and in a Rolling Stone feature that just went up, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel talk about a collaboration with Jack Ü — the Diplo and Skrillex team-up that resulted in a number of hit songs — that hasn’t materialized yet. Here’s the relevant portion from the article:
The pair recently embarked on another musical adventure together last year, when they collaborated with EDM’s dastardly duo, Jack Ü team Diplo and Skrillex, at an opulent Malibu mansion “owned by a guy who made porn,” according to Daniel. They’d hoped Diplo would punch up Hot Thoughts’ funky “Can I Sit Next to You” but also ended up jamming for 20 minutes with Skrillex.
“He worked so fast,” Fischel says […]. “There was one point where the computer glitched out and he just yanked out the audio interface and just kept going on another machine. And all of a sudden, he just goes, ‘Bah! Bah!’ just sampling his voice into the laptop microphone and he made a melody with that. It was like he had Tourette’s or something.”
“I didn’t know what the fuck he was doing with that, ‘Bah!'” Daniel says, as they both laugh. “Then shortly after you’d hear it in the song.”
Hot Thoughts is out now via Matador. Read our recent interview with Spoon.