Five reasons to go to Skrillex
- Henry Northmore
- 16 November 2011
The dubstep remix master is coming to Glasgow
1 Scary monsters Skrillex favours the ‘kitchen sink’ approach to electronica, the more is more method, piling electro squelches, acidic explosions, scratched up breakbeat and filthy bass wobble onto the heaviest dubstep you can imagine.
2 Very metal noise pollution We told you his dubstep was proper hard and heavy: he’s currently working with nu metal overlords Korn on their new album, and he started out as the frontman of screamo punks From First to Last (under his real name Sonny Moore), he’s also remixed Bring Me the Horizon, Horse the Band and oor ain Twin Atlantic with suitably apocalyptic results.
3 ‘Is Skrillex the most hated man in dubstep?’ was the question the Guardian asked recently. It seems the purists have it in for Skrillex but the punters can’t get enough with Skrillex dominating the beatport charts, drawing huge crowds at festivals around the globe and selling out his debut UK tour (more dates in February to be announced).
4 ‘Bad Romance’ Skrillex has become the remixer du jour in La La Land, transforming Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Alejandro’ into pumping acidic aural assaults, as well as tracks by Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas and La Roux.
5 Feed Me Dark drum & bass practitioner Spor turned electro house producer Feed Me (aka Jon Gooch) is an exclusive Glasgow DJ support. Result.
O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sat 26 Nov.