Win Butler and Régine Chassagne team up with Jack Ü
Diplo has confirmed that he is working on music he recorded alongside Skrillex and members of Arcade Fire.
Skrillex and Diplo, aka Jack Ü, got in the studio with Win Butler and Régine Chassagne while on tour in Canada last month (July).
At the time, lead singer Butler spoke out to clarify that the studio time was nothing more than him and his wife showing friends around their recording space.
However, in a new interview on US TV, Diplo admitted that the musicians recorded an album’s worth of music together and that he is currently editing the audio recorded during the brief session.
“We [Skrillex and I] were recently on tour together in Canada,” Diplo told Charlie Rose while appearing on his PBS chat show. “We went to Montreal, and we had a day with Arcade Fire. A friend of mine was there, and we just said ‘Hey, let’s go meet up with you guys’. We went to his garage and just literally played for 20 minutes, just everybody on an instrument. I got the files from them, and now I edit it down these loops in little pieces.”
He then added: “I’m probably going to go back to Montreal with the lead singer Win and maybe Sonny (Skrillex) and record vocals on it.
Skrillex stated: “We just jammed on live instruments for 45 minutes and probably made an album worth of material.”
Next month Arcade Fire will release a feature-length film, titled The Reflektor Tapes.
The project, directed by Kahlil Joseph (who has worked with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar in the past), follows the band as they wrote, recorded and toured 2013 album ‘Reflektor’. The Reflektor Tapes will hit cinemas worldwide on September 24.
Watch a trailer for the film below:
Meanwhile, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are opening a Haitian restaurant in Montreal called Agrikol. Chassagne herself has family from Haiti.