Sid Wilson, Professor Green: Slipknot DJ to Collaborate With British Rapper
Growing up, Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson spent a great deal of time in England, where his family is from, and he listened to everything from punk and metal to hip-hop. It makes sense, then, that he’s getting ready to collaborate with British rapper Professor Green.
Speaking with the NME, the DJ said that he has “lots of ideas in the works,” although he’s yet to actually record with the rhymer, who he met at a festival in Australia.
“Me and Clown [Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan] went straight there after our tour and I ran into him,” Wilson said. “I told him I was a total fan and I played his stuff all the time in my truck. I just said let’s get down and work together. My family’s from England and I grew up on grime, jungle and drum’n'bass so it’ll be cool to work with someone who’s from that world.”
Slipknot joins Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and the Devil Wears Prada on this summer’s Mayhem Festival, so by the time Wilson finally gets around to working with Green, he may need a break from all the thrashing.
“It’s going to have a DJ sound, but it’ll be dirtier and grimier, with more of a punk rock edge to it,” Wilson said of the music he hopes to record with Green. “There’ll be some guitars maybe, but you’ll definitely have to have your ugly face on when you hear it.”