Korn’s Jonathan Davis to Release Electronic EP as Alter-Ego ‘J Devil’
It’s no secret that Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has an affinity with electronic music. Korn’s latest record ‘The Path of Totality’ delved into dubstep territory and took the band into a new stage in their career. Nowm Davis will soon be releasing an electronic EP under the name J Devil.
“I love DJing, and I love rocking out,” Davis tells Rolling Stone. “It’s fun going from DJing electro and heavy dubstep to Korn. It’s therapy for me. I’ve been working on my EP. I got a studio on the bus. I write every night.”
When asked about if the Grammy award-winning Korn collaborator Skrillex will serve as a heavy influence on the EP, Davis replied, “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. 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.”
Davis continues,”It keeps me motivated. It keeps me being creative and not getting bored with music.” And he is enjoying electronic music boom. “This is the biggest the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene has ever been. There’s so much creativity out there, and I love watching people play with their laptop. It’s a new instrument.”
Stay tuned for more info about Jonathan Davis’ upcoming J Devil electronic EP, which is expected to be released sometime in 2012.