Outside of the bass music umbrella, Boaz van de Beatz may not be a household name, but he’s got an indisputable track record in the studio as a serious force behind the boards. The 27-year-old Dutch beatmaker, real name Boaz de Jong, has long been touted as one of the sharpest, most forward-thinking producers in the game by heavyweights like Afrojack, Diplo and especially, Skrillex.
Boaz van de Beatz has been a longtime ace for the Mad Decent and OWSLA camps, helping popularize the cross between dutch house, big room, and trap like acts such as Yellow Claw and Wiwek. Now it seems Boaz and Sonny are finally putting their heads together for a long-expected collaboration.
Skrillex has been freeing up some coveted studio time as 2016 winds down; optimistically a new record from the OWSLA label head could be in the works. By the looks of Diplo’s Snapchat, it seems that Boaz’s uniquely aggressive production style could strongly factor into some new upcoming Skrillex music.
Beatz was featured on Sonny’s label showcase release, OWSLA Worldwide Broadcast at the beginning of the year with one of the collection’s strongest selections, “Flippo” which has become a staple in Skrillex sets since. Now the pair are in the studio together and further madness is sure to ensue.