Skrillex made it big in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. The trailblazing artist has single-handedly created a unique subgenre of dubstep, made famous by the producer’s signature pitchy hi-hats, squawking synths, and gut-busting bassdrops.
When he first developed his recipe for success, it was an unheard of musical style shunned by the mainstream media. Three years and six Grammy Awards later, Skrillex continues to transcend genre boundaries, challenge the dubstep norms and surprise music-lovers with innovative, ingenious productions.
An ace on the turntables, chameleon in the studio, and business-savvy frontman at his OWSLA record label, Skrillex is dominating the dance music industry and inviting fans to join in on the fun this Miami Music Week. Bringing his team of OWSLA superstars to the sunny streets of South Beach, Skrillex has created a wild week of five unique events (March 16-22) showing off the imprint's talent, ranging from seaside yacht parties, to all-day poolside ragers, to luxurious evenings at Miami’s finest venues.
Las Vegas has certainly caught the dance music fever this past year with nightclubs like Marquee and Surrender scooping up big-name artist residencies and drawing massive music-loving crowds. But if you think Avicii selling out XS on New Years Eve was an impressive feat, you haven’t seen anything yet.
The newest creation in the city’s EDM explosion is brand new superclub Light, a Cirque du Soleil-inspired venue inside Mandalay Bay Hotel. Opening April 26th, Light will provide attendees with state-of-the-art interactive productions. And who better to announce a residency at this larger-than-life nightclub than dynamic duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike?
Spring Breakers, set to hit theater nationwide on March 22nd, follows four party girl best friends on their ambitious quest to have the most epic, balls-to-the-wall spring break possible. In an attempt to save up enough money to get out of their boring college dorm, they hatch a plan to burglarize a fast food joint after a wild night of partying. They make it to spring break paradise only to have their plans come to a screeching halt when the girls, wearing only bikinis, are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and scared when they appear before the judge, an infamous drug and arms dealing rapper, Alien (James Franco), bails them out of jail. The foursome’s freedom comes with a catch though as Alien takes them under his wing, expecting the girls to carry out his dirty work in return for his good deed, leading them onto the craziest vacation they could’ve ever dreamed up.
After the hints of a mega venture called 'Potato Will Eat You' from the super group A-Trak, Diplo, and Skrillex, we were eager to find out what exactly the project would be. Now, the news has finally been revealed and it comes in the form of a new music channel, POTATO which promises to take the approach of the early days of MTV.
The inaugural episode "BANG!" features Skrillex, Boys Noize and other pioneers of the genre as they comment on one of the early birth places of electronic music, Detroit.
Article by Kelly VanDemark
Some artists take a while to decide how to manipulate their identities to keep pace with the turn of another year, but Grammy-winning DJ Skrillex has hit the ground running in 2013. With a very under the radar release, Skrill just dropped three new tracks on his Leaving EP just three days into the new year. A new video for his hit track “Summit” featuring Ellie Goulding also hit the interwebs too. It’s clear that he’s wasting no time.
In the last year, the Dayglow paint party concept has grown from a staple student party to the international phenomenon we now know as Life in Color. Since its humble inception in 2006 at colleges around Florida, Life in Color has experienced exponential market dominance as the paint party took its talents to global metropolises such as Cancun, Melbourne and London. But the folks at host company Committee Entertainment will never forget their roots, as evidenced by Life in Color’s triumphant return to its hometown of Miami last Friday.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards have just about everyone in serious anticipation. From the recently revealed nominees, there were a few surprises, givens, and of course, scandals. But while we're making our predictions list before the show airs on February 10, we want to share some of our faves to remind us of what a year 2012 was for music!
1. M83- Midnight City (Eric Prdyz Private Mix)
2. No Doubt- Push and Shove (feat. Busy Signal, Major Lazer)
3. Fun.- We Are Young
4. Skrillex- Bangarang feat. Sirah
5. Kanye West- Mercy (feat. 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Big Sean)
6. Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe
7. Nas- Daughters
Ever wondered what Christmas lights look like when they are perfectly in sync with a Skrillex song? The video starts out in traditional fashion with classic Christmas music in the background. But at about 1:55 in--let the bass be known! It took 35,000 lights and 80 Light O Rama Channels (whatever that is) to make this come to life!
It's no doubt that electronic music has caught the attention of the masses. Since the recent explosion of the genre in 2011, it seems that just about everyone has embraced it. Whether its 'deep house' to 'tropical trap rap' to 'moombahton' the genres continue to expand with a now more than ever diverse roster of seriously mind bending choices. We rounded up a mix of twelve songs that are worthy of so much play time it's ri-dic-u-lous.
Just a year after the release of the collaboration between dubstep master, Skrillex and notable rock band, The Doors, "Breakn' A Sweat," has finally received an official music video! The track is infused with heavy dubstep basslines along with hard hitting electro beats and contains a vocal sample from a 1960s interview with Jim Morrison. Also, the remaining members of The Doors and Skrillex lend their vocals on the the chants. The video proves to tell a highly eccentric and interesting story. Watch and tell us what you think in the comments sections below.