DIPLO: Do you feel like you're busier now than ever? Or has it always been off and on for you in your career? RUBIN: In some ways, it felt busier a long time ago because of the difference in technology. In the old days, I spent a lot more time running from studio to studio, and it was just more grueling to probably get less work done. And now, because I can sit at home and they can beam me mixes and I can give comments, I have much more time in my life, even though I can still get a lot done. I think another part of it is that I recognize what part of is important and what part of is not.