Jack U Biography
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'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 Ü 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.