Assistant A&E Editor
There has been a new cult following for a genre of music called Dubstep. Dubstep is electronically made music composed of hard-hitting base and powerfully synced sounds combined with samples from genres covering the gambit. One of the leading providers of this exploding genre is Skrillex.
Sonny John Moore, a 24-year-old out of Los Angeles, started his music career singing post-hardcore music for the band From First to Last. When the high demanding vocals became too much, he turned to music production, taking on the stage name Skrillex. His influences are evident by his stage presence, which features a wild rocker haircut, and he is typically seen performing with cigarette in hand. After his first EP, My Name is Skrillex, dropped, he quickly shot to the top of his class as a Dubstep DJ.
With an established name in the game, he recently dropped his second EP called Bangarang, which features eight songs of his high-pitched shrills and heavy wobbles that make Skrillex who he is today. He leaves no song without a high-pitched sample and this EP will definitely have you saying “YES, OH MY GOD!” This album has features by the famous band The Doors and Skillrex’s upcoming prodigy 12th Planet, who has been a longtime friend and tour buddy.
It’s a must have if you’re a Dubstep fan, and it’s even worth it if you’re not.
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