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Skrillex

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Skrillex

Biography

Sonny Moore found club and mainstream stardom beginning in 2008, when he swapped his gig as the frontman for post-hardcore band From First to Last and created the dancefloor-oriented project Skrillex. He originally used the name for live DJ sets, but in 2009 the project moved into the studio with Skrillex remixing the likes of Lady Gaga ("Bad Romance") and Snoop Dogg ("Sensual Seduction"). In 2010, the self-released digital download EP My Name Is Skrillex appeared, combining the Benny Benassi and Deadmau5 styles of electro with the same type of over-the-top samples and the giant noise of electronica acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.. Moore signed to Deadmau5's Mau5trap label in 2010, where he released his second EP, Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites, along with the club hit "Kill Everybody." If topping the club charts didn't prove the producer had arrived, a trio of Grammy Awards in 2011 helped considerably, including Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Best Dance Recording for the title track. He also made an appearance on the revived Beavis & Butthead television series, and collaborated with the surviving members of the Doors on a single called "Breakin' a Sweat." The recording of the track was captured in the documentary film RE:GENERATION, while the song itself landed on Skrillex's Bangarang EP, which appeared in early 2012. The release won him two more Grammy Awards, one for the title track as Best Dance Recording and one for the EP itself as Best Dance/Electronica Album.

Most of Skrillex's recordings, however, were forced around his busy touring schedule, which found him on every inhabited continent playing to hundreds of thousands of dance fans. Still, he collaborated on singles with Damian Marley ("Make It Bun Dem After Hours") and Alvin Risk ("Try It Out"), and released another EP, Leaving, in 2012. His second proper full-length, Recess, appeared in March 2014 and promptly hit number four on the Billboard chart.

Top Albums


1. Bangarang
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
2. Scary Monste..
Recess, Skrillex
3. Recess
More Monsters and Sprites, Skrillex
4. More Monster..
Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes), Skrillex
5. Make It Bun ..
Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb Remixes - EP, Skrillex
6. Ease My Mind..
Lick It (Remixes) - EP, Kaskade
7. Lick It (Rem..
Dirty Vibe (Remixes) - EP, Skrillex
8. Dirty Vibe (..
Narcissistic Cannibal (feat. Skrillex and Kill the Noise) [The Remixes], Korn
9. Narcissistic..
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza), Jack Ü
10. Take Ü Ther..
Try It Out - Single, Skrillex
11. Try It Out -..
Lick It (Kaz James Remix) - Single, Kaskade
12. Lick It (Kaz..
Breakn' a Sweat (Zedd Remix) - Single, Skrillex
13. Breakn' a Sw..
Weekends!!! (feat. Sirah) - Single, Skrillex
14. Weekends!!! ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Bangarang (feat. Sirah)Bangarang3:35$1.29
2.
Scary Monsters and Nice SpritesScary Monsters and Nice Spr..4:03$1.29
3.
Make It Bun DemMake It Bun Dem After Hours..3:33$1.29
4.
First of the Year (Equinox)More Monsters and Sprites4:21$1.29
5.
RecessRecess3:57$1.29
6.
Kyoto (feat. Sirah)Bangarang3:20$1.29
7.
Kill EverybodyScary Monsters and Nice Spr..4:57$1.29
8.
Rock 'n' Roll (Will Take You..Scary Monsters and Nice Spr..4:44$1.29
9.
Dirty VibeRecess3:26$1.29
10.
Ragga Bomb (feat. Ragga Twins) [Skri..Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb R..3:50$1.29
11.
Ragga BombRecess4:18$1.29
12.
Weekends!!!Weekends!!! (feat. Sirah) -..4:45$1.29
13.
Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)Bangarang6:13$1.29
14.
Breakn' a SweatBangarang5:01$1.29
15.
Ease My MindRecess5:02$1.29
16.
Try It OutRecess3:49$1.29
17.
Reptile's ThemeMortal Kombat - Songs Inspi..3:56$1.29
18.
Right InBangarang3:00$1.29
19.
Devil's DenBangarang4:52$1.29
20.
Ruffneck (FULL Flex)More Monsters and Sprites3:46$1.29
21.
All Is Fair In Love and BrostepRecess4:08$1.29
22.
Ease My Mind (feat. Niki and the Dov..Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb R..4:54$1.29
23.
Breakn' a Sweat (Zedd Remix)Breakn' a Sweat (Zedd R..5:30$1.29
24.
StrangerRecess4:49$1.29
25.
Scatta (feat. Foreign Beggars & ..Scary Monsters and Nice Spr..3:54$1.29

Top Music Videos

First of the Year (Equinox), Skrillex
1. First of the ...
Bangarang (feat. Sirah), Skrillex
2. Bangarang (fe...
Rock N' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain), Skrillex
3. Rock N' Roll ...
Make It Bun Dem, Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
4. Make It Bun D...
Ruffneck (Full Flex), Skrillex
5. Ruffneck (Ful...
Breakn' a Sweat, Skrillex
6. Breakn' a Swe...
Wild for the Night (feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam), A$AP Rocky
7. Wild for the ...
Lick It, Kaskade & Skrillex
8. Lick It
Wild for the Night (feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam), A$AP Rocky
9. Wild for the ...
Try It Out, Skrillex & Alvin Risk
10. Try It Out
Goin' In (Skrillex "Goin' Hard" Remix), Birdy Nam Nam
11. Goin' In (Skr...


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