BEST NEW SONGS: SKRILLEX + DIPLO - BEATS KNOCKIN’

3/4/15
Skrillex + Diplo “Beats Knockin’ (ft. Fly Boi Keno)”

The Skrillex-Diplo collaborative album, Jack Ü, is one of the most anticipated album releases of this year, if not this decade. Jack Ü was released this week and while the track with eternal pre-teen Justin Bieber on it is getting all the buzz, we happen to think “Beats Knockin’ (ft. Fly Boi Keno)” is the real prize on the album.

“Beats Knockin” is high energy banger that plays to both producers strengths. Diplo provides the back beat and manic pace, while the ex-From First To Last lead singer keeps things interesting by never allowing the track to go where you think it will. Beat wise, this feels like the pinnacle of what these two are capable of, but hopefully they keep working together in an effort to prove me wrong. As for the Nawlins’ native Fly Boi Keno, he’s in full-on scenery chewing mode as he dominates the hook here. Just a great track all in all. Listen to it below and stick around for some bonus action!?!?!

 

SKRILLEX + DIPLO “BEATS KNOCKIN’ (FT. FLY BOI KENO)”

Second best song on the album? The one with 2 Chainz, duh.

 

SKRILLEX + DIPLO “FEBREZE (FT. 2 CHAINZ)”

Jack Ü is out now via Atlantic. I trust you’re old enough to figure out how to buy or illegally download it.

 

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