According to Ray Manzarek from The Doors, ‘Breakin a Sweat’ sounds “fucking great” – a modest remark but one that I definitely agree with! From all of all the collaberations I’ve seen Skrillex do, this one has surprised me the most so far. It came about through a new documentary film, RE:GENERATION, that put together five DJs/producers to work with artists from five separate genres. Apparently, Manzarek and the other members of The Doors (John Densmore and Robby Krieger) had an immediate connection with Skrillex which meant making this record was pretty kick ass for all involved.
Upon first listen I did think it sounded like Skrillex tamed down – no raging monster like ‘Reptile‘, but after a second listen, I really began to hear the subtleties of The Doors and loved it. The question has to be asked then – is this what dubstep would have sounded like in the 60’s?