Contact Us

Slipknot DJ Sid WIlson Drops Solo Album

Sid Wilson
Steve Pope, Getty Images

The man you know best as DJ #0 (or DJ Starscream, DJ Moonboots or Ratboy) in the masked rock ‘n’ roll collective Slipknot has gone solo. Others know him by the name Sid Wilson and that’s the one he’s chosen to release his solo disc, a 13-track affair that hit Internet retailers iTunes and Amazon this week.

Simply titled ‘Sid,’ the album was written, produced, engineered and recorded by Wilson himself. Industry vet Ross Robinson (known for his work with Slipknot and others) and Tobias Lindell handled mastering duties, while Chris Gehringer (who has worked with pop stars like Drake and Rihanna) mixed the disc.

Opening track ‘Paul’ features audio from an interview with late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, talking about Wilson before Gray’s tragic death from a drug overdose in 2001. The following song, ‘Flat Lace,’ is a tune Wilson wrote about his fallen compatriot Gray five years prior to his death. The first single is a track titled ‘Nervous Central’ and can be previewed along with clips of several other cuts here.

Wilson, the youngest member of Slipknot, normally handles the turntables when he’s playing live, but on Slipknot albums he has been known to lay his fingers on some piano or keyboards on occasion. ‘Sid’ expands that virtuosity greatly, as he sings, lays down beats and maybe even plucks a guitar or two. But the main focus of the album is his rapping, letting Slipknot fans finally know that the man behind the decks can also drop a smooth rhyme.

 

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts and join the Loudwire forum conversations!

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!