Friday, October 07, 2011

Listening Post

Skrillex owns the night.

The diminutive 23 year old ball of pure energy, whose real name is Sonny Moore, is quite possibly the hottest DJ in the world right now, having been anointed as much by established greats like Deadmau5 and Tiƫsto. He's basically the vanguard of the dubstep movement in the U.S. and he seems to be everywhere you look in pop music at the moment.

And the kid deserves every bit of credit he's getting -- his "drops" are raw, vicious and as powerful as a kick to the chest.

Here's two from Skrillex. Above it's the brand new, totally mind-bending video for First of the Year. Below it's Rock 'n'Roll (Will Take You To the Mountain).

Happy Friday, gang.


Adrienne Saia said...

One of my faves is his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema", which also features prominently in this video. Skrillex is the Dyson of DJs, really.

kanye said...

I first read his name as Shrillex and thought to myself, "Well isn't this just perfect?"


Lisa said...

Dubstep used to make my teeth grind 'til this dude came around. He really is a fuckload of awesome.