Steve’s punk single “The Kids Will Have Their Say” featuring Sick Boy and former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen, gets a nice makeover from Bassnectar, Andy’s iLL, and J Devil for today’s release of the remix EP!
Download: Steve Aoki – The Kids Will have Their Say
If you picked up the latest issue of Billboard, you may have noticed that Dim Mak Artist J-Devil is briefly mentioned in the article, “6 questions with Rob Zombie.” Billboard references J-Devil in regards to asking Rob Zombie if he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Davis and try the “DJ/remixer thing.” If you haven’t done so already be sure to grab the latest issue and read what Zombie had to say.
JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28. JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal. This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP (details TBA).
“I like to think of JDEVIL as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” says Davis. ”To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f**king sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top producers/DJs, will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe) featuring JDEVIL’s remix of White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix).
Davis is currently on tour under his J Devil moniker, playing own headlining dates as well as five stops with the touring Identity Festival. J Devil will also be the support act for the Marilyn Manson-Rob Zombie Twins of Evil tour beginning Sept. 29. Meanwhile, Davis has prepared a J Devil EP for release (date pending) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, as well as another EP by Killbot, a “supergroup” with (Nick) Sluggo and Tyler Blue.
“I started doing (electronic music) for fun. I didn’t now what was gonna happen with it,” Davis tells Billboard.com. “Making electronic music and learning to produce and learning my new instrument — laptop, I call it — has been an amazing thing. I’m learning and I’m having fun playing my own tunes. I’ve really had to re-train myself. It’s totally different than writing rock songs.” And while he acknowledges that “because I’m Jonathan from Korn, it’s a celebrity thing” when he gets behind the turntables, he’s enjoying great acceptance from his full-time peers in the EDM world — including Skrillex, Datsik, Downlink and others he invited to be part of Korn’s 2011 album, “The Path of Totality.”
As some of the Korn die-hards might have heard, J Devil will be performing with Korn and Sluggo throughout the remainder of their North American tour. Dates on the Identity Festival tour have also been added, alongside Nero, Madeon, Eric Prydz, Nosia, Datsik, and more!