EDM ambassadors Skrillex and Diplo grace the Time Out New York cover this week in celebration of their upcoming New Year’s Eve fiesta as Jack U at Madison Square Garden. But not only have these bodacious bros shared their wisdom on how to throw a killer party, they've also bequeathed a gift of their favorite life soundtracks for everything: From bringing up the energy at new year’s eve parties to getting busy between the sheets, these guys have your playlist covered.
The due share their favorite tracks for..
Diplo: Busta Rhymes and Mariah. Put ["I Know What You Want"] on.
Skrillex: Ashanti and Ja Rule.
Diplo: The Flamingo' "I Only Have Eyes for You." You'll have some weird sex.
Skrillex: We need to make a song called "Weird-Ass Sex."
Diplo: I play Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, the whole thing. That relaxes me.
Skrillex: Aphex Twin. Or my favorite album of the year, Tycho's Awake. It's so good; it has the best melody ever, like old U2-style Edge guitar and Sigur Ros vibes and amazing productions.
Getting the party started
Skrillex: I'll play a Mariah Carey record. Or Toto's "Africa"
Diplo: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air them song. Take it to the next level. My favorite Mariah is "Emotions."
Skrillex: The best Mariah is the one that [Sings] "When you left I lost a part of me."
Diplo: It's called "We Belong Together." It's all about "Shake It Off," though.
Kicking off your day
Skrillex: A big old shot of kale juice
Diplo: No, a song. That's not a song.
Skrillex: It changes from day to day.
Diplo: I listen to SoundCloud in the morning, new music every day. I feed off it.
Skrillex: We need to start a crusade to keep SoundCloud safe, for the good music. Stop shutting shit down. The value of SoundCloud is huge.