Slipknot’s Sid Wilson talks ‘dirty and grimy’ Professor Green collaboration

DJ tells NME that he hopes their hook-up will have a 'punk rock edge'

Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson has confirmed that he is collaborating with Professor Green on a new track.

The ‘At Your Inconvenience’ rapper had previously revealed that Wilson had approached him to work together and the DJ has now told NME that has “lots of ideas in the works” for Green”, but that they’ve not recorded anything yet.

Asked how he met Green and what they had planned, Wilson replied: “We’ve not been together in the studio at the same time or anything, but I’ve got a lot of ideas in the works for him. I ran into him into Australia over at the electronic festival.”

He continued: “Me and Clown [Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan] went straight there after our tour and I ran into him. I told him I was a total fan and I played his stuff all the time in my truck. I just said let’s get down and work together. My family’s from England and I grew up on grime, jungle and drum’n’bass so it’ll be cool to work with someone who’s from that world.”

Then asked what he thought the music he and Green were planning to record would sound like, Wilson replied: “It’s going to have a DJ sound, but it’ll be dirtier and grimier, with more of a punk rock edge to it. There’ll be some guitars maybe, but you’ll definitely have to have your ugly face on when you hear it.”

Slipknot have just completed an Australian tour as part of the traveling Soundwave festival and will tour the US as headliner of Mayhem Festival this summer alongside Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and The Devil Wears Prada.

Professor Green is set to be a constant presence on the festival circuit this summer, with slots at Isle Of Wight Festival, V Festival and Wireless Festival among his booked slots.

You can watch a video interview with Professor Green by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.