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Korn’s Jonathan Davis Details Upcoming Solo EP

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Korn‘s Jonathan Davis has already voiced his belief that his band was ‘dubstep before there was dubstep.’ So it should come as no big surprise that his upcoming solo EP will be released under his DJ nom-de-spin J Devil, under which he plays “electro and heavy dubstep.” The not-yet-titled EP is slated for release sometime later this year.

However, Davis asserts that his new work is only slightly influenced by dubstep and EDM posterboy (and producer of the last Korn album) Skrillex. The singer claims in an interview with Rolling Stone, “I love what he does, [but] I think the only influence I took was mashing up different kinds of genres of music.”

“It doesn’t really sound anything like him,” Davis continued. I’ve had a chance to work with all the best guys in the business and it taught me a lot. I like to come up with my own style, so I’m getting respect from lots of people.”

As for what his own style will sound like, Davis hinted at a real sonic smorgasbord. “I love electro, I love jungle, I love drum and bass, I love dubstep, so it’s a mix-up of all that stuff.”
In the meantime, those of you residing in the U.K. can catch Korn on the road during a brief five-day stint. Check out the tour dates and a video below.

London O2 Academy Brixton (March 25)
Birmingham O2 Academy (26)
Manchester Academy (28)
Glasgow O2 Academy (29)
Bristol O2 Academy (April 3)

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