Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been unleashed unto the world. While “Recess” was first available to fans who had downloaded a mysterious Skrillex smartphone app, clips of the album are now streaming via iTunes before it goes on sale March 18.
“Recess” features guest artists that range from the usual suspects (Diplo, Alvin Risk, Kill The Noise) to the unexpected (Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Niki & The Dove) to the downright surprising (K-Pop stars G-Dragon and CL). Of the album’s 11 tracks, only two - “Doompy Poomp” and “Fuck That” - are without a featured artist.