DJ Muggs Does Dubstep. Prepare For Your Head to Explode
It seems that making these electronic tracks opened up something inside of Muggs. Where he'd previously been bored with rap, he says, he suddenly made 60 new hip-hop tracks in about two months. They'll be featured on works including an upcoming untitled Cypress Hill album; oddly, however, Muggs had nothing to do with the group's 2012 collaboration with English dubstep producer Rusko.
"They kind of took over the ship for a few years -- they wanted to go in their own creative direction," Muggs says. (He also only contributed only two tracks to Cypress Hill's 2010 album, Rise Up.) "We sat down and had a conversation. I pretty much steered the Cypress Hill ship up to a point, and they wanted to do some different things and I was in a different creative space, so we shook hands. They've been steering the ship the way they've wanted to steer it. It's all good, but I'm doing the new Cypress album now."
In any case, this isn't the last we'll hear of Muggs' electronica. After Bass for Your Face, which will be released by the New York-based electronic/dance label Ultra Music (Kaskade, Deadmau5), he plans to fulfill a three-EP deal with the imprint.