Skrillex and Diplo pres. JACK Ü feat. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now

Jack Ü (also known as Skrillex and Diplo) is an American DJ duo, side group and collaborative project, consisting of Mad Decent founder Diplo and OWSLA founder Skrillex, formed in 2013. They are a trap act from Los Angeles, California (Skrillex) and Miami, Florida (Diplo).

Jack Ü performed at Ultra Music Festival Miami in 2014. They released their first official single “Take Ü There” featuring vocals from Kiesza on September 17, 2014.

On February 3, 2015, the pair announced that they would be working with Missy Elliott on a remix to “Take Ü There“. They released their debut album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü on 27 February 2015.

Jack Ü Also performed at Ultra Music Festival in 2015, including the entire “Jack Ü crew.”

Jack Ü’s debut performance took place at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego on September 15, 2013, which is a nationwide tour that record label Mad Decent puts together in order to showcase different artists signed to the label.

Diplo announced the project by releasing the Mad Decent Block Party lineup with Jack Ü playing at multiple stops on the tour. After some guessing by many of who Jack Ü was, Diplo finally came out to reveal that “Jack Ü … means Skrillex and Diplo together”.

The two have worked with each other on assorted projects over the past five years starting with Skrillex singing and playing guitar on a record for Major Lazer, one of Diplo’s other projects.

In 2011, Diplo also worked on a song with Skrillex titled “Amplifire” (though it was never completed or released) for Bangarang.

On March 30, 2014 Jack Ü was given an hour-long slot to play at the Ultra Music Festival. The set included a wide variety of genres featuring songs from Skrillex’s then newly released first studio album, Recess, and including some old school hip hop with DJ Kool‘s “Let Me Clear My Throat“.

They later played the 2015 Ultra Music Festival.

They collaborated on a song that combines trap and dubstep elements and features vocals from Korean pop artists CL and G Dragon titled “Dirty Vibe” for Skrillex’s album Recess. 

When asked about how the two ended up forming Jack Ü, Diplo stated that Skrillex “was one of the first producers I met when I moved to LA…we just [have] always been really close musically with our ideas.

The two get together in Downtown LA or in hotel rooms when on tour to make their songs.

On December 31, 2014 Jack U headlined a concert at Madison Square Garden. Besides their (Diplo and Skrillex) performance, other performers included A$AP Ferg, Diplo, Skrillex, Rudimental and Yellow Claw. The concert was broadcast live on Yahoo.

On February 26, 2015, the group released their debut album. They commemorated the event by streaming a 24-hour live DJ set on Twitch, which was shut down 18 hours into the set.

On September 1, 2014, Seth Troxler, a house and electro producer, was set to play his set at the Robot Heart stage at the Burning Man Festival. However, due to some of his entourage not being allowed to join him behind the DJ decks, Troxler refused to play.

Those in charge of the Robot Heart stage needed someone to fill in for Troxler and they asked Skrillex to help. Skrillex played for about half an hour before inviting Diplo to come onto the stage for them to perform as Jack Ü for the rest of the set.

Some of the Robot Heart crowd were unhappy, because Skrillex and Diplo are mainstream producers, and the Robot Heart stage is more about underground artists and songs. To finish up their set Diplo mixed the song “Africa” by Toto into DJ Snake and Lil Jon‘s platinum record “Turn Down for What” as “an inside joke”

Rumors later surfaced that the two were booed off the stage and forced to end their set early due to playing “Turn Down for What” at a stage that was meant for underground music.

Diplo linked to a long statement on his Twitter, saying that “there was no booing… no bad vibes… Everything we did there was good fun and all the people that attended know it”.

Jack Ü’s debut single, “Take Ü There“, was released on September 17, 2014. In an interview with Zane Lowe of BBC’s Radio 1 station, Skrillex explained that the making of the song had a unique process; they were set to play a show in Ibiza, Spain when they saw Canadian pop singer Kiesza perform ahead of them.

Impressed with her singing, they asked her to do the vocals for a song. They recorded her in their hotel room and finished the song in one night.

During a set at Camp Question Mark of the Burning Man festival (one of eight different sets they played over the course of the festival), the duo played “Take Ü There” along with an unreleased track titled “To Ü”, of the electro and future bass genres, featuring vocals from AlunaGeorge.

“Beat Steady Knockin'”, which features vocals by New Orleans bounce artists Fly Boi Keno, was also played. It was later re-titled “Beats Knockin” for the albums release.

Recently on the BBC channel 1Extra, Jack Ü played numerous unreleased tracks in a two hour takeover mix including “Febreze” featuring 2 Chainz, “Jungle Bae”, “Cumbia (El Cuco)” featuring Maluca and a new collaboration with SNAILS entitled “Holla Out”.

Febreze, Jungle Bae and Holla Out are all included on their debut record, with “Cumbia (El Cuco)” excluded from the album’s release.  Diplo has also discussed an upcoming Jack Ü mixtape, however no official release date has yet been announced.

Skrillex has also mentioned that Jack Ü has “got five songs that we made that aren’t even released, and we’ll end up releasing in 2014”

On 27 February 2015, after attempting to livestream a 24-hour DJ set on Twitch, which was shut down by local authorities at the 18-hour mark, Skrillex and Diplo released their debut collaborative album entitled Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U on iTunes.

Alongside the previously announced six tracks, the album’s release included unannounced songs “Where Are Ü Now” featuring Justin Bieber, “Mind” featuring Kai, “Don’t Do Drugs Just Take Some Jack Ü” and a remixed version of “Take U There” featuring Missy Elliott.

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Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü 26 1 12 15 131
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

Take Ü There
(featuring Kiesza)
2014 63 16 Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Where Are Ü Now
(featuring Justin Bieber)
2015 8 3 12 3 6 3 1
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  • Beyoncé – “7/11” (Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U Remix)


MTV Video Music Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result
2015 Where Are U Now” (featuring Justin Bieber) Best Visual Effects Pending
Best Art Direction Pending
Best Editing Pending

About “Where Are Ü Now” + video read page 2 


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