Skrillex

American DJ and music producer

Sonny John Moore (born 15 January 1988) is an American electronic music producer, DJ and singer-songwriter. He is better known by his stage name, Skrillex.

Skrillex
Skrillex in 2012
Skrillex in 2012
Background information
Birth nameSonny John Moore
Born (1988-01-15) January 15, 1988 (age 34)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresDubstep, electro house, post-hardcore
Occupation(s)DJ, music producer, guitarist, singer
InstrumentsVocals, bass, turntables, drum machine, synthesiser, sampler, sequencer, personal computer
Years active2002–present
LabelsAtlantic, Big Beat, mau5trap, OWSLA
Websitewww.skrillex.com/de

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Moore started his first band when he was 13, which was called The Riots. He also started a second band called Hazel-rah. He joined the band "From First to Last" in 2004 when he was 16. Moore left "From First to Last" in 2007 and announced that he would be starting a solo career. He also dropped out of school at a young age.

Production careerEdit

He was signed by deadmau5 to his label, mau5trap recordings, where he released his second EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.[1] His song "Kill Everybody" was featured in the trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. He also made a song called "Reptile Theme" for the soundtrack to Mortal Kombat.

On 17 August 2011, Skrillex announced that he was starting his label, OWSLA.[2]

In 2011, he was nominated for five Grammy awards. He won three for "Best Dance/Electronica Album," "Best Dance Recording," and "Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical".[3]

He holds the world record for most Grammys won by an Electronic Dance Music artist, with 8 awards.

His song "First of the Year (Equinox)" was featured in the first episode of the Beavis and Butt-head revival. He released his fourth EP Bangarang on 23 December 2011.

He made a song titled "Bug Hunt" for the 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph and also made a small and brief cameo as a DJ.[4]

The song "Make it Bun Dem" with Damian Marley was used as a looped variant and plays during the single player mission 'Kick the Hornet’s Nest' in the 2012 video game Far Cry 3.[5]

He released his sixth EP titled Leaving on 2 January 2013 for OWSLA's subscription service called The Nest.[6]

On 14 March 2014, Skrillex released his debut studio album Recess.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

AwardsEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Himself Best New Artist Nominated
2012 "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" Best Dance Recording Won
2012 "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" Best Dance/Electronica Album Won
2012 Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go – "Cinema (Skrillex Remix)" Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Won
2012 "First of the Year (Equinox)" Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
2012 "First of the Year (Equinox)" Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
2013 "Bangarang" Best Dance Recording Won
2013 "Bangarang" Best Dance/Electronica Album Won
2013 "Promises" (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Won

MTV Video Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 "First of the Year (Equinox)" Best Electronic Dance Music Video Nominated
2012 "First of the Year (Equinox)" Best Visual Effects in a Video Won

Annie AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 "Wreck-it Ralph" Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Introducing Skrillex: Deadmau5's 'Little Goblin'". mtv.com. 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. "Skrillex Announces Launch of OWSLA Label". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  3. "Skrillex Has Already Won Three Grammys". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  4. "Wreck-It Ralph's Skrillex cameo revealed". Total Film. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  5. "We Can Thank Skrillex For Far Cry 3's Best Musical Moment". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  6. "Video: Skrillex Releases New 'Leaving' EP". Rolling Stone. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  7. "How Skrillex Took Over the Globe". Rolling Stone. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-14.

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