Back in 2014, we saw Skrillex‘s career reach its first real peak with the release of his seminal debut album and the ensuing Mothership Tour that followed. But four years in dance music can feel more like an eternity, and since then, detours with Jack Ü and massive collaboration opportunities with some of the world’s biggest pop stars have generally occupied the majority of Skrillex’s creative output, leaving fans starved for any semblance of hope that a pick-up-where-Recess-left-off scenario might still occur. Rumors of a sophomore record have been circulating for some time now, most notably with Diplo spilling the beans in passing, but while we hold our collective breath waiting for that to materialize into anything substantial, we can still revisit the pinnacle of Recess-era Skrillex on the fourth anniversary of his famed Red Rocks Mothership performance.
From the moment the curtain drops in front of the life-sized spaceship rig, the OWSLA figurehead rattles Red Rocks Amphitheater with a full two hours of heavy bass essentials for what is undoubtedly one of Skrillex’s most memorable outings to date. A lot can change in four years, and in the life of an internationally renown global dance icon, four years probably feels more like eight. But something tells us were approaching something big from Skrillex, and a revisiting of his Red Rocks set might be the perfect primer.
2018 has been an extremely hard year for the music industry as too many of the worlds most promising young artists have been taken from us far too soon. Most recently, yesterday in Miami, FL 20-Year-Old mc XXXtentacion was shot and killed while getting into his car outside of a Motorcycle Store. Though there are
Skrillex‘s OWSLA label is at it again with another strong signing of OddKidOut from West Philadelphia. The young producer moved to L.A. last year to work with the dubstep trendsetter turned label boss. Solstice EP was the result, which combined a multitude of samples from past OWSLA releases.
“Getaway” uses samples from Skrillex’s “Pretty Bye Bye” to create a chilled-out, electro, hip-hop vibe. The label also released a music video that has aesthetics similar to any major apparel brand: chic and cool. The colors are on point, and the music fits the look.
After months of sporadic updates, superstar producer Skrillex finally broke his social media silence via twitter earlier today. The DJ hasn’t been posting much on the platform aside from announcing his “The Island Part 1” remix with fellow producer Pendulum, and a tribute to the late artist Avicii after he tragically passed away back in April. In
On June 8, in accordance with the release of his massive Pendulum remix, Skrillex posted a few tweets looking back on the important role Pendulum‘s music has played in his life. He revealed that he was on tour with From First to Last when he stopped in a record store in Salt Lake City, where the store owner enthusiastically played him Pendulum’s iconic “Hold Your Colour.” After posting these tweets, Kaskade jumped in to reveal that Mechanized had been his store in college, and it may very well have been him who played the drum & bass track for 16-year-old Sonny Moore. The world truly is a small place.
I was 16 on tour with my band From First To Last playing Salt Lake City. there was a record store next door called “Mechanized” (RIP). The guy running the shop was super nice & eager to play me records & was far from the snobby reputation
the underground drum and bass scene was getting at the time. He played 2 for me that I ended up buying that day: DJ Baron “Operation Pipe Dream” & Pendulum “Hold Your Color.” I had already loved electronic music but after that day I told myself I would be a DJ
In one of the wildest twists of fate EDM has ever seen, it seems that Kaskade played a major role in helping Sonny Moore decide to start producing dance music. The story started when Skrillex dropped a short story alongside his remix of Pendulum’s ‘The Island Part 1′. He explained that while stopping in Salt
Skrillex released his remix of Pendulum’s ‘The Island Pt. 1′ today, and immediately we fell in love with the exciting new future bass take on the classic track. But it seems that this remix held a bit of a special place in Skrillex’s heart for a different reason. It turns out that Pendulum can be
This remix has been when of the most anticipated releases in all of 2018 so far. Pendulum’s incredible hit record, ‘The Island Pt. 1′ set a brilliant precedent for all vocal-driven electronic productions of the 2010’s. Rob Swire’s immaculate vocals mixed with one of the most recognizable hooks in all of electronic music made for
This one has been a long time coming folks. Fans have heard whispers of a Skrillex remix of one of EDM’s most recognizable songs for quite a while now. A few weeks back fans learned that the remix did exist, and even got to hear a short clip. Naturally, it lived up to and surpassed
Skrillex and Yellow Claw’s collaboration ‘Rawhide’ was one of the most anticipated releases this year. Fans were dying for the track to be finished and officially drop. But at some point, the wheels fell off the project. We are not sure if it was conflicting schedules or a loss of interest but it quickly became