Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson (#0, DJ Starscream) has just completed writing, producing, and engineering his first solo record, self-titled "SID". The album, mixed by industry legends Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot), and Tobias Lindell (Europe, Mustache) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Cee-Lo Green, Drake, Rihanna) , is Wilson's first time on lead vocals and sees him taking a departure from his usual role as DJ both in Slipknot and as DJ Starscream.
The announcement came on Channel Zero, a weekly Internet show hosted by Wilson and streamed live on www.breal.tv , a web TV site fronted by Cypress Hill’s B Real.
In an exclusive interview with www.thegauntlet.com in July, it was reported that Wilson's forthcoming album was to feature a song he had written for former Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, “about five or six years ago,” entitled “Flat Lace.” The album is to feature this and twelve other songs, with two singles currently decided upon.
With Sid's partial up bringing in England he was largely exposed to the UK sound. The record fuses Wilson’s hip hop, punk rock, pop, reggae, and jungle influences along with his twelve year career in Slipknot, creating a dark and grimey blend of music, some of which he has called ‘The Miami Vice Sound Crack’. "SID" is expected to drop sometime in the coming Christmas to New Year period.
Industry listening parties are currently being organized.
Tracks from the solo record can be previewed online at Wilson’s myspace:
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