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Skrillex, Four Tet and Fred again.. unite for last-minute London show

The electronic trio play Brixton's Electric tonight (January 6)

By Joe Goggins

Three-way split of Skrillex, Four Tet and Fred again..
The trio previewed a slew of new music. (Photos: weeklydig, Neon Tommy & Jumaso31500/Wikimedia Commons)

Skrillex, Four Tet and Fred again.. joined forces last night (January 5) for a surprise London show.

The trio took to the stage together at the Electric Ballroom in Camden to mark the long-awaited arrival of Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan’s long-awaited collaborative single, ‘Rumble’, which finally dropped on January 4 after being teased extensively over the course of the 2022 festival season. They play again tonight, this time at Electric in Brixton, with tickets seemingly sold out; see below for footage of last night’s performance.

They also took the opportunity to preview a further two new tracks, ‘ID’ and ‘Selecta’, which featured Missy Elliott and Beam respectively and are expected to appear on Skrillex’s much-mooted double album, which is set for release later this year. It caps a busy week for the dubstep pioneer, which also saw him release a collaboration with PinkPantheress and Trippie Redd entitled ‘Way Back’.

A preview of that track that Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore, posed to social media earlier this week came with the cryptic caption ‘QFF/DGTC 23’. Fan theories are already circulating that the initials stand for the title of a planned double record, with speculation on the DJ and producer’s subreddit suggesting that ‘DGTC’ may mean ‘Don’t Get Too Close’, after he used the phrase in another caption on his social channels last year. He previewed a track with that name in Camden last night.

In the years since his 2014 debut album ‘Recess’, he has busied himself with production work for a host of big names, including Justin Bieber, 100 gecs, Noisia, J Balvin and Ty Dolla $ign. He also produced the eighth studio album by veteran alt-rockers Incubus, 8, in 2017. Last year, he picked up a production credit on Beyoncé’s Renaissance, having worked on ‘Energy’.

Fred again.., meanwhile, has kept up the momentum from a breakout 2022 into the new year, placing second on the BBC’s Sound of 2023 poll. The elusive producer marked the achievement by reflecting on the manner in which his ever-burgeoning audience has altered the nature of his musical output. “I’ve been totally changed by how people have taken the music in. 100%,” he told the broadcaster. “Like, I write music for a different reason now. I don’t think I can understand it, ‘cos I’m right in it but I’m sure there have been big changes. And I’m eternally grateful to the people who have made that the case.”