Skrillex, RL Grime and What So Not Team Up for "Waiting"
Published Nov 03, 2016No strangers to collaboration, three of bass music's biggest producers in RL Grime, Skrillex and What So Not have come together to put a wrap on a track that has been years in the making. Today, the trio released "Waiting," and you can hear it below.
Having been in the works since 2013, "Waiting" is billed as a sequel to the last team-up between RL Grime (a.k.a. Henry Steinway) and What So Not (a.k.a. Chris Emerson) "Tell Me." The pair began work on both tracks at the same time, but "Waiting" was shelved until Skrillex set to work on it this summer.
Last month, all three met in Los Angeles between tours and finished it. "I think it's kind of cool that both tracks were born from that same session," Steinway told NPR. "It's had a few different lives over the years and the timing feels right."
Emerson also revealed that various incarnations of the song had been included in live sets for years, which fans would promptly record on a cellphone and post to YouTube, demanding release.
"Within a few hours, it would pop up on YouTube with comments that said, 'Waiting,' 'waiting,' 'still waiting,'" he said. "So we named it 'Waiting.' This is our way of saying to them, 'We love you, and we appreciate you waiting for so long.'"
Take a listen to the monstrous track in the player below.