If you’ve been following Skrillex, Fred again… and Four Tet this year, you may have come across the name House of Pangbourne Mafia. The trio are back after releasing two Skrillex albums, a sold-out Madison Square Garden show, and so much hype with one of their most anticipated singles since Fred Again..’s Boiler Room set l last year, “Baby Again. .”
For those curious how PHM came to be, Skrillex shared the story on Instagram today for the track’s release:
Last summer @fredagainagainagainagainagaiand I booked a little house by the river in this village called Pangbourne near London to work on music. I was working on my album and Fred was working on his boiler room. We invited @fourtetkieran and told him he could stay with us… he loves us “I’ll come over and see what happens.” Then Fred and I timed a toothbrush hanging from Kierens’ backpack…that moment marked the birth of the Pangbourne House Mafia…
The song prominently samples “Baby” by Lil Baby, hence the title of their massive collab. The song has been a standout moment in many of Fred’s sets since Boiler Room, particularly at MSG when the song coincided with the first time that night that the lights were turned off, creating an incredible effect.
Photo via Chris Lavado