It looks like Skrillex’s next big collaboration has leaked from an incredibly unlikely source.
Hoverboard engineer Hunter Kowald recently shared a video of himself casually flying through Times Square on his own board — dubbed the “SkySurfer” — before the clip went viral.
In his first Instagram post, Kowald accidentally revealed a new collaboration between Skrillex and reggaeton artist J Balvin, which was hitting the charts. While the video itself doesn’t confirm or deny any rumors, the caption has the appearance of a smoking gun. “In NYC for a @jbalvin and @skrillex music video,” the post reads.
Due to the nature of the plague, we cannot confirm any other details about the music video or song in question. But it’s safe to say that if Kowald is involved, a hoverboard adventure seems likely.
It’s also worth noting that Skrillex — who has been notoriously quiet on Twitter in recent years — retweeted a video of Kowald hovering through Times Square. However, at the time of publishing this article, neither he nor Balvin have officially confirmed the partnership. The two were rumored to be in the studio earlier in 2021, but nothing concrete was ever discovered beyond lukewarm speculation in the media.