EDM artists Wiwek & Skrillex go longform with Still In The Cage, a film written and directed by Jodeb and scored by Wiwek’s The Free and Rebellious EP, starring a group of close friends who learn what it truly means to be free and rebellious.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of their Jack U project, Skrillex & Diplo show us some of what they've done these past twelve months: playing festivals, doing half-time at a Clippers game, trips to Thailand and Machu Picchu... and a dog driving a small car. Living the dream, indeed.
Don't mess with that nightmarish gang of marauding pop-n-lockers who look like the satanic counterpart to Jabbawockeez — unless you happen to be Pusha T or Dennis Rodman, who might actually be the same person.
Think The Biebs had it bad at his Comedy Central roast? Well, the dude gets literally smeared in this new video for Skrillex and Diplo's collaborative project, Jack U ‚ but don't worry: This will likely go further in putting the pop star over in the cool column than any roast. Fans were invited here to a gallery exhibition of nothing by Justin Bieber portraits, where they were given the green light to desecrate and augment them as they saw fit. The end results wound up in this video, which is possibly the best work of art involving Justin Bieber to date.
Jack U: “We are being overwhelmed, in a good way, by the success of “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber, so with the video we wanted to just take it back to the beginning of the record & essentially create an ode to our fans. Doing what we do, it’s entirely all about the fans. We walk a fine line by being “famous” and in the public eye but we are only here because of you, the fans. Justin wrote this record during a tough time in his life and it comes to us that sometimes, as artists, we are also just objects and we have to take that as much as we have to use that to create. We all do this for you, respect that you put us here and it’s Ü that made the video.” [via YouTube]
A fitting music video for Groundhog Day, or anyone who has experienced the Sisyphus process of getting a loan. Let's just say that nothing works for our anti-hero: Not charm, not force, and certainly not stripping down.
Don't get tricked into thinking this is just another run-of-the-mill live festival video — which is unlikely, if you're aware that Jack Ü is the umlaut-empowered EDM tag team of Skrillex and Diplo. Anarchy soon reigns with animated bursts of madness and even a short BTS moment that would earn its place on any blooper reel.