It’s random – for the latest album, Syd used to own a studio out in Hollywood so we would just be over there all day. The whole band would be there at some point, or maybe just a few of us, so somebody would make a beat or me and Steve would just be making beats together. We started producing together because a lot of the time our bass player Patrick would be out doing something so we would need bass lines on beats and it came to the point where I would just start using Steve. Then we realised we were making something really special.
That’s how Ego Death started out but each album is made differently [from the last]. Feel Good was made with us being at Mac Miller’s house just making a lot of free-form songs. Purple Naked Ladies was more just me and Syd in an apartment making beats together then writing to it. But it just expands. On Ego Death, everyone produced some of it and everyone contributes in different ways for whatever is needed. It’s kind of organic. We try not to force anything.