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Slipknot member #0 (aka Sid Wilson) has taken to Instagram to announce his new solo album under the moniker DJ Starscream. Slipknot’s DJ and turntable wunderkind is readying the release of Sexcapades Of The Hopeless Robotic Vol. 2, for Friday, Dec 13.

It’s the follow-up to the first volume, which he released last year. In addition to Wilson at the controls, he’s also joined at various junctures by such serious world-class talents as DJ Qbert (Invisibl Skratch Piklz), Killah Priest (HRSMAN, Wu Tang Clan associate) Rome Fortune (ILoveMakonnen, Four Tet), LA trap/noise couple ARIUS,  guitarist/producer Bizzythowed (French Montana, Ariana Grande), producer Deewillalien and dubstep fulcrum Sluggo.

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Wilson/Starscream’s previous releases (2006’s The New Leader and 2007’s Abunaii Sounds) were gritty hip-hop releases that turbo-charged classic “Amen breaks” alongside stuttering, glitchy programming that sounded like a cross between Wu-Tang Clan and the over-modulated digital hardcore of Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot. The snippet playing on Wilson’s Instagram account is a massive about-face, emphasizing more melody and R&B smoov grooves that are a more than a couple parsecs away from what he does in Slipknot.

Check out the announcement below with more of Wilson’s music here.

It will be interesting to see what Wilson delivers on this next outing. Given the level of high-powered extremity he routinely delivers at Slipknot gigs and the brief taste of Robotic 2 delivered on Instagram, it seems nothing short of a total and colossal head trip.

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For those unfamiliar with Wilson’s hip-pop melodi-noise vibes, check out the video below from last year’s “The Love Inside.” We hope Sid Wilson forgives us for not rendering the title in the same sigil/glyph/dingbat soup he intended. And if you have a weak constitution for hopeless romantics being processed for gore (or if you’re on the way to a nice lunch with friends), you might want to skip the clip altogether.