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NotoriousTIMP
11-27-2011, 05:57 AM
So I've been hooked to Skrillex for the past two months or so and for the most part I cant stand dubstep unless its his stuff. He's got a great take on this style of music and I even had the pleasure of catching his live at when he was here in Seattle. If you like dubstep in any fashion and haven't heard his stuff yet, do yourself a favor and jump over to YouTube for a little bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g&feature=relmfu

MAD
11-30-2011, 04:22 PM
I don't like Skrillex that much but there are a couple songs I like. Plus, I do enjoy the remix for Syndicate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4NAV19B1Cg

PQHooligan
12-01-2011, 01:19 AM
the First Of The Year video reminds me of the videos for Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy mixed with HEALTH'S We Are Water

jrdsctt
12-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Sonny is a huge Aphex Twin fan, so I am not surprised you find similarities there. Aphex Twin was the whole reason he left From First to Last so he could start and electronic musical career. Also, HEALTH and Aphex Twin are the shit.

Apolitik
12-01-2011, 02:16 PM
His production value is top notch, but his music panders to the "Bro Step" scene too much for me to really get into it.

aggroculture
12-01-2011, 10:07 PM
SKRILLEX NOMINATED FOR FIVE GRAMMYS

FIRST ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN TO RECEIVE BEST NEW ARTIST NOD, AMONG TOP 6 MOST NOMINATED ARTISTS THIS YEAR


Few had a bigger 2011 than Skrillex. Replete with 2 EPs, the cover of SPIN Magazine, and over 300 performances on several sold-out world tours, Sonny Moore capstones an incredible year with five Grammy nominations, more than almost any other artist. The Atlantic/Big Beat artist has been exceptionally active throughout the last 12 months while simultaneously launching his own record label, OWSLA, as well. These are the 23 year-old's first Grammy nominations, and honors include Best New Artist (a first for an electronic musician), Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Best Remixed Recording for his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" and Best Music Video for "First of the Year (Equinox)" which has garnered over 20 million views on Youtube.

Tea
12-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Congratulations, Skrillex, for figuring out that the majority of Westerners only appreciate the lower levels of a song, and simultaneously are thankful when they aren't socially pressured into dancing.

jrdsctt
12-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Congratulations, Skrillex, for figuring out that the majority of Westerners only appreciate the lower levels of a song, and simultaneously are thankful when they aren't socially pressured into dancing.

Let's be honest, we all just like him for the haircut.

new now
12-02-2011, 05:59 AM
I've still to find anyone who can give me a pinned down definition of what dubstep is as a genre, it seems to range from random noise to top quality electronica the ilk seen when rock musicians started turning on to electro. Anyone give me a few more pointers so I don't sound like an oblivious dick whenever someone mentions dubstep?

aggroculture
12-02-2011, 06:15 AM
http://girlsthatlooklikeskrillex.tumblr.com/

Deepvoid
12-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Skrillex's collaboration with Korn is the only thing noteworthy on the album.

DVYDRNS
12-02-2011, 10:42 AM
I think its pathetic what Electronic music has become. I can't stand this stuff.

NotoriousTIMP
12-02-2011, 11:15 AM
I think its pathetic what Electronic music has become. I can't stand this stuff.

You're just too old man.....let go of the 80's :P

ManBurning
12-02-2011, 02:47 PM
http://girlsthatlooklikeskrillex.tumblr.com/

Hahaha, this is funny because there was a bus advertisement here in Vancouver with a girl that looks like Skrllex, I forget what it was advertising. Mt girlfriend and I were waiting for the bus, and she said "That girl on the ad looks like a guy" and I said "That girl looks like skrillex!" and she had no idea who I was talking about, so I googled the image on my phone and she saw the resemblence right away and agreed. I find it hilarious there is a website devoted to girls that look like him, that is too funny.

Asside from that, I don't care for dubstep really, but skrillex is the closest to the genre I can tolerate. And even then so, that's not saying much. I actually just had a conversation with a friend a week ago who wanted me to check out the first of the year song/video, and up until coming to this thread I totally forgot, so thanks for posting the video I actually really enjoyed the song, didn't think I would but it's definatly one of his better songs. And the stuff with KoRn is pretty decent too.

IAmTheExit
12-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Not to be too "eh", but his music sounds like dial up connection combined with random samples from the TV playing in his house. Take it as you will.

jrdsctt
12-02-2011, 02:56 PM
His first EP wasn't all just Dubstep. There was a lot of House and Electronica on there too. I kinda liked the stuff he was working on before he was Skrillex. Not the From First to Last Stuff, but the "Sonny" stuff in between FFTL and Skrillex. I think that was the best music he ever made.

october_midnight
12-02-2011, 03:01 PM
I think its pathetic what Electronic music has become. I can't stand this stuff.

I agree with this. Not hating, but it's just popular because it caught on with the hipster crowd...I'd rather listen to real DJ's than guys that just press effects. Guy has talent though, and I will admit, the Lucima video featuring his remix of La Roux's "In For The Kill" is pretty great. Possibly only because it contains Kate Compton, who is ridiculously beyond hot, stripping down to nothing.

OBVIOUSLY NSFW AT ALL.

http://vimeo.com/27748575

dominik
12-02-2011, 03:11 PM
http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/internet-memes-i-could-be-anything-nobody-wanted.jpg

DVYDRNS
12-03-2011, 06:06 PM
I think its pathetic what Electronic music has become. I can't stand this stuff.


are you kidding me? have you seen my music collection?

_incoma_
12-03-2011, 06:16 PM
It's really hard to justify a genre that uses the same fucking sounds palette all across the board. No variation and no uniqueness.

konstantin
12-03-2011, 06:22 PM
I agree with this. Not hating, but it's just popular because it caught on with the hipster crowd...
the hipster crowd? really? BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAA.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6094/6228985884_1807ebec14_z.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6231/6228428245_6ea7410e95_z.jpg

more pics from the DC show here: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/articles/photos-skrillex-12th-planet-nadastrom-fur.htm

this guy is like the Ed Hardy of music.

dominik
12-03-2011, 06:42 PM
what. the. fuck.

cicatriz
12-08-2011, 04:55 AM
fucking skrillex

Pemulis
12-08-2011, 05:32 AM
the hipster crowd? really? BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAA.

Yeah, he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. The "hipster crowd" might as well be a synonym for "people who read Pitchfork" and Pitchfork would absolutely tear apart his godawful music if it weren't for the fact that they don't even mention him on their site because he's so fucking worthless.

Reading through this mostly I'm just disappointed Aphex Twin and HEALTH have been mentioned in the same thread as this no talent hack. If this guy is really an Aphex Twin fan he'd stop making music because I can guarantee you Richard D. James and everyone else with a shred of taste would be a whole lot happier if he did.

Mantra
12-08-2011, 11:08 AM
The other day this guy told me that two of his most favorite artists these days were Attack Attack and Skrillex. He said "I think Skrillex has done to dubstep what Attack Attack has done to hardcore music." I actually kind of agreed with him on that point. I can see see the similarity.

thelastdisciple
12-08-2011, 12:30 PM
I like his music, but if i went to one of his shows, I'd just get pissed off..... the two pictures posted above of the lowest kind of douche bags out there just ruin it for me.

The Reason Being
12-08-2011, 01:55 PM
I don't see what the fuss is. Skrillex's two EP's sit snugly in my media player next to Massive Attack, Aphex Twin (oh fucking no!), Air, and Boards of Canada. Electronic music is pretty fucking broad, enough to not go out of your own way to shit on something because you don't like it. SAW Vol II is one of my favorite records of all time but if i'm out with my friends at a club or something i'll move to some Skrillex. It doesn't fucking matter.

jrdsctt
12-08-2011, 02:32 PM
I don't see what the fuss is. Skrillex's two EP's sit snugly in my media player next to Massive Attack, Aphex Twin (oh fucking no!), Air, and Boards of Canada. Electronic music is pretty fucking broad, enough to not go out of your own way to shit on something because you don't like it. SAW Vol II is one of my favorite records of all time but if i'm out with my friends at a club or something i'll move to some Skrillex. It doesn't fucking matter.

http://i.imgur.com/4aHv4.gif

NotoriousTIMP
12-09-2011, 02:07 AM
I don't see what the fuss is. Skrillex's two EP's sit snugly in my media player next to Massive Attack, Aphex Twin (oh fucking no!), Air, and Boards of Canada. Electronic music is pretty fucking broad, enough to not go out of your own way to shit on something because you don't like it. SAW Vol II is one of my favorite records of all time but if i'm out with my friends at a club or something i'll move to some Skrillex. It doesn't fucking matter.


http://i.imgur.com/4aHv4.gif

Well said.....


the hipster crowd? really? BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAA.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6094/6228985884_1807ebec14_z.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6231/6228428245_6ea7410e95_z.jpg

more pics from the DC show here: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/articles/photos-skrillex-12th-planet-nadastrom-fur.htm

this guy is like the Ed Hardy of music.

as for these pictures, isn't this what everyone looks like in DC? I can tell you this much that at the Seattle show it wasn't full of hipsters or the likes of the these trashy party kids

Triggermine
12-09-2011, 04:51 PM
I've still to find anyone who can give me a pinned down definition of what dubstep is as a genre, it seems to range from random noise to top quality electronica the ilk seen when rock musicians started turning on to electro. Anyone give me a few more pointers so I don't sound like an oblivious dick whenever someone mentions dubstep? http://www.primeloops.com/news/the-founding-fathers-of-dubstep/

dominik
12-10-2011, 07:21 AM
okay i have to admit.. first of the year is pretty awesome and the video is sick.

eversonpoe
12-10-2011, 11:49 AM
i was pretty bummed when sonny left FFTL. he had real potential as a unique vocalist with a nice sense of balance between self-deprecation and seriousness in his lyrics. generally, dubstep makes me want to cut my head off and use it as a bowling ball. it all sounds pretty similar, and it's basically just production tricky using the same effect all the time. i don't get the big deal, but i guess i understand people like to get high and dance to it? whatever. it's not for me. and i'm certain it has nothing to do with age-group.

scorpiusdiamond
12-11-2011, 06:25 PM
I know it's a little obvious to weigh in and say Skrillex is bad but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XtNbmMt-OY
Honestly, what is he doing? Can anyone point me to a live video where he's actually doing something?

the duder
12-11-2011, 09:15 PM
"Dubstep is like ripping your sista's inhaler then killing it at the gym for like 4 hours..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCIBksDfxBU&ob=av3e

october_midnight
12-11-2011, 09:30 PM
Holyyyyy shit that Skrillex video is the funniest shit ever. Just lets his Mac do all the work...'yeah I even got time to smoke, have a drink, talk to the people behind me.' All the hipsters that actually pay to see this live make me LOL.

Pemulis
12-12-2011, 08:47 AM
"Dubstep is like ripping your sista's inhaler then killing it at the gym for like 4 hours..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCIBksDfxBU&ob=av3e

Fucking excellent.

NotoriousTIMP
12-12-2011, 01:08 PM
i was pretty bummed when sonny left FFTL. he had real potential as a unique vocalist with a nice sense of balance between self-deprecation and seriousness in his lyrics. generally, dubstep makes me want to cut my head off and use it as a bowling ball. it all sounds pretty similar, and it's basically just production tricky using the same effect all the time. i don't get the big deal, but i guess i understand people like to get high and dance to it? whatever. it's not for me. and i'm certain it has nothing to do with age-group.

I enjoy Skrillex without getting high or dancing FYI....



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eversonpoe
12-13-2011, 01:19 PM
I enjoy Skrillex without getting high or dancing FYI....

oh, i'm not saying that's a requirement for listening to and enjoying that kind of music, i just know that a lot of people who go to dubstep shows get very fucked up before they go (from talking to them about it).

MAD
12-13-2011, 01:45 PM
I know it's a little obvious to weigh in and say Skrillex is bad but...

Honestly, what is he doing? Can anyone point me to a live video where he's actually doing something?
OLOLOL hater y u no see that he's hitting play on his macbook??!?

Lmfao, that video was hilarious.

Space Suicide
12-13-2011, 02:01 PM
I like some of his stuff, typical electronic music with heavy bass.

BrewHa
12-13-2011, 02:03 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/384735_10150436831035009_617515008_8988736_4373754 14_n.jpg

ScreamingSlave
12-13-2011, 02:40 PM
Just saw him recently and he is insane live his shows and performances are insanely high production for a starting act in any genre.

Ive linked some videos below check them out . Oh and FYI I don't get high or drunk when rocking out to him live and I am of the older generation grew up on NIN Nirvana Rage Etc.


http://youtu.be/53GHVof_hmQ?hd=1


http://youtu.be/LqWGgP9cEhA?hd=1


http://youtu.be/4vTIPAQzCy8?hd=1

jrdsctt
12-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Just saw him recently and he is insane live his shows and performances are insanely high production for a starting act in any genre.

Ive linked some videos below check them out . Oh and FYI I don't get high or drunk when rocking out to him live and I am of the older generation grew up on NIN Nirvana Rage Etc.


http://youtu.be/53GHVof_hmQ?hd=1


http://youtu.be/LqWGgP9cEhA?hd=1


http://youtu.be/4vTIPAQzCy8?hd=1

Those visuals are sick!

ScreamingSlave
12-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Not to mention the animations and visuals move with him he is wearing a motion capture suit while he performs :) It was insane :)

jrdsctt
12-13-2011, 02:51 PM
Was that the Mothership tour?

ScreamingSlave
12-13-2011, 02:55 PM
Was that the Mothership tour?

Yes it was the Mothership Tour . I am hoping he comes back again soon I will def go again !!!!

jrdsctt
12-13-2011, 02:57 PM
Yes it was the Mothership Tour . I am hoping he comes back again soon I will def go again !!!!

Knowing him he never really stops touring. I'm sure he'll be back before you know it.

eversonpoe
12-13-2011, 03:08 PM
really, though...what does he do live other than activate samples and tweak some knobs? he's essentially a glorified DJ, and there's nothing wrong with being a DJ...but why is he being hailed for his originality? yeah, those visuals are pretty cool, and the motion capture stuff is really interesting, but he's still just twiddling knobs occasionally, and dancing around.

this is coming from someone who likes COIL, and understands that some things can't properly be re-created live without simply triggering samples...but i just don't get what the big deal is with skrillex...

eversonpoe
12-13-2011, 03:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOpFL-BAP28#!

The Reason Being
12-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Hilarious !! ^

I was never really fussed on seeing Skrillex, basically for reasons stated above, he doesn't really seem to be bringing anything to the table when playing live, but fuck it, I just sat through all three of those vids, and it just looks like such a good time. awesome.

jrdsctt
12-13-2011, 06:01 PM
I think Trent did it first:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06hCku23WiE

aggroculture
12-13-2011, 07:32 PM
No, those Skrillex backdrops look great, kind of fun and silly and eye-catching. The NIN stuff is horribly annoying and trying way too hard to be "meaningful."

PQHooligan
12-13-2011, 08:46 PM
I do like this remix, and I heard it before he blew up this year, so I find myself listening to it still:

http://youtu.be/FMdXOqq3WL4?hd=1

ScreamingSlave
12-13-2011, 09:28 PM
I think Trent did it first:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06hCku23WiE

Not knocking TR by any means he definitely paved the way for acts like this I have seen NIN 27x since 1990-2009 and saw 5 of the LITS shows but the Skrillex backdrop was not video screens its a specially constructed and shaped foam stage with HD projections and animations and motion capture projected onto it in insane HQ detail check out cinema on part 3 5:12 the water literally looks like its floating in mid air i was thoroughly impressed this kid has a bright future ahead of him. :)

scorpiusdiamond
12-14-2011, 06:22 AM
Not knocking TR by any means he definitely paved the way for acts like this I have seen NIN 27x since 1990-2009 and saw 5 of the LITS shows but the Skrillex backdrop was not video screens its a specially constructed and shaped foam stage with HD projections and animations and motion capture projected onto it in insane HQ detail check out cinema on part 3 5:12 the water literally looks like its floating in mid air i was thoroughly impressed this kid has a bright future ahead of him. :)

Pretty sure you should be appreciating whoever's doing the art direction for him, unless he's doing it, and then he should give up DJing and become an art director...
Also, pretty sure T-Rez's production was on an independent budget next to Skrillex's major label budget - and when the music is comparable...
Ah jeeze, it's just too easy to rip into Skrillex...

jrdsctt
12-14-2011, 09:29 AM
Not knocking TR by any means he definitely paved the way for acts like this I have seen NIN 27x since 1990-2009 and saw 5 of the LITS shows but the Skrillex backdrop was not video screens its a specially constructed and shaped foam stage with HD projections and animations and motion capture projected onto it in insane HQ detail check out cinema on part 3 5:12 the water literally looks like its floating in mid air i was thoroughly impressed this kid has a bright future ahead of him. :)

I was more so talking about the music. The whole ending to The Great Destroyer is the exact sound that Skrillex goes for in every one of his songs.

eversonpoe
12-14-2011, 09:51 AM
I was more so talking about the music. The whole ending to The Great Destroyer is the exact sound that Skrillex goes for in every one of his songs.

that's the problem: every one of his songs. why would you want every one of your songs to have the same sound?

jrdsctt
12-14-2011, 09:56 AM
that's the problem: every one of his songs. why would you want every one of your songs to have the same sound?

I'm not saying that what Skrillex is doing is good or acceptable. I was just getting at that Trent did it before him (and better). It was also a joke.

eversonpoe
12-14-2011, 10:35 AM
I'm not saying that what Skrillex is doing is good or acceptable. I was just getting at that Trent did it before him (and better). It was also a joke.

ah, my bad. sarcasm doesn't translate very well through the internet.

jrdsctt
12-14-2011, 10:37 AM
ah, my bad. sarcasm doesn't translate very well through the internet.

Quite true, sorry for the ambiguousness friend.

R-Dot-Yung
12-15-2011, 04:42 PM
really, though...what does he do live other than activate samples and tweak some knobs? he's essentially a glorified DJ, and there's nothing wrong with being a DJ...but why is he being hailed for his originality? yeah, those visuals are pretty cool, and the motion capture stuff is really interesting, but he's still just twiddling knobs occasionally, and dancing around.

this is coming from someone who likes COIL, and understands that some things can't properly be re-created live without simply triggering samples...but i just don't get what the big deal is with skrillex...

I don't understand your point. What else does a DJ do besides stand on a stage and twiddle knobs? That hasn't changed in 20 years. Skrillex isn't famous because his live show is better than anyone elses. He's famous for a couple of reasons.

1. EDM exploded in the states over the past 3-4 years. I don't know if you or anyone noticed, but halfway through the 2000's Rap died out and EDM slowly crawled it's way into the mainstream. First they started as electro-productions around 120bpm and the past two years every artist on the radar has just been throwing vocals over 128bpm house tracks.

2. When the scene started to really breakthrough into the mainstream, a big genre that helped propel this was Electro and Progressive House. Why? Probably because unlike Techno or House or any other EDM genre, Electro and Progressive house place a large emphasis on Melody over groove/rhythm (there's a lot of progressive that isn't the stupid avicii or swedish shit that got popular) but you catch my drift. If melody is such a big deal why didn't Trance blow up in the states? Probably because it's at 140bpm and americans couldn't relate to it. House tempo is much closer to the tempo of Pop songs that had been around forever.

3. One of the first names to pop up during this explosion was Deadmau5. Why did he blow up? Probably because he pumped out a ridiculous amount of material over a short period of time. Regardless, Deadmau5 was a huge name by the time Skrillex was trying to break into the scene, and a big driving force of his success was Deadmau5 telling all of his fans to LIKE Skrillex. Also, Skrillex was remixing a bunch of big name tracks at that point (Bad Romance etc.)

4. AND HERE'S WHAT I THINK IS THE BIG ONE. Ok, so, mainstream americans, for some reason, have a really hard time listening to music without any vocals in it. They just don't get it, it's too boring i have no fucking idea why. So, why did Skrillex connect with so many stupid people beyond the fact that he produces the already more accesible Electro/Dubstep, because his sound design is crafted around Vowel Sounds. Skrillex productions are relatable to people who wanna sing along because the sound of "Ayayaya" or "Wrrraaaaaaagghhhh" or "Woowwww, wowowowow, WOooooww" is easily singable even though there are no real words in it. So all the bros of America get a huge testosterone boost when there hear some low frequency noise and a big RRRrrrrggaaaahhhh on top of it that they can make with their own mouth.

So when you combine those four things, and take into account the fact that Skrillex productions are mixed and mastered like a god damn pro, and his sound design is very advanced meaning not any douche with a computer can pull it off which means he's actually making some pretty decent stuff, You have my theory for why Skrillex is so successful

eversonpoe
12-15-2011, 05:22 PM
ok. now i understand why people like him. that does actually make sense to me. the music's still not for me, though.

i'm going to go listen to throbbing gristle and pretend dubstep doesn't exist, because it makes me feel better.

jrdsctt
12-15-2011, 06:11 PM
I don't understand your point. What else does a DJ do besides stand on a stage and twiddle knobs? That hasn't changed in 20 years. Skrillex isn't famous because his live show is better than anyone elses. He's famous for a couple of reasons.

1. EDM exploded in the states over the past 3-4 years. I don't know if you or anyone noticed, but halfway through the 2000's Rap died out and EDM slowly crawled it's way into the mainstream. First they started as electro-productions around 120bpm and the past two years every artist on the radar has just been throwing vocals over 128bpm house tracks.

2. When the scene started to really breakthrough into the mainstream, a big genre that helped propel this was Electro and Progressive House. Why? Probably because unlike Techno or House or any other EDM genre, Electro and Progressive house place a large emphasis on Melody over groove/rhythm (there's a lot of progressive that isn't the stupid avicii or swedish shit that got popular) but you catch my drift. If melody is such a big deal why didn't Trance blow up in the states? Probably because it's at 140bpm and americans couldn't relate to it. House tempo is much closer to the tempo of Pop songs that had been around forever.

3. One of the first names to pop up during this explosion was Deadmau5. Why did he blow up? Probably because he pumped out a ridiculous amount of material over a short period of time. Regardless, Deadmau5 was a huge name by the time Skrillex was trying to break into the scene, and a big driving force of his success was Deadmau5 telling all of his fans to LIKE Skrillex. Also, Skrillex was remixing a bunch of big name tracks at that point (Bad Romance etc.)

4. AND HERE'S WHAT I THINK IS THE BIG ONE. Ok, so, mainstream americans, for some reason, have a really hard time listening to music without any vocals in it. They just don't get it, it's too boring i have no fucking idea why. So, why did Skrillex connect with so many stupid people beyond the fact that he produces the already more accesible Electro/Dubstep, because his sound design is crafted around Vowel Sounds. Skrillex productions are relatable to people who wanna sing along because the sound of "Ayayaya" or "Wrrraaaaaaagghhhh" or "Woowwww, wowowowow, WOooooww" is easily singable even though there are no real words in it. So all the bros of America get a huge testosterone boost when there hear some low frequency noise and a big RRRrrrrggaaaahhhh on top of it that they can make with their own mouth.

So when you combine those four things, and take into account the fact that Skrillex productions are mixed and mastered like a god damn pro, and his sound design is very advanced meaning not any douche with a computer can pull it off which means he's actually making some pretty decent stuff, You have my theory for why Skrillex is so successful

He also had a huge fan base from his screamo days with From First To Last and even with his electronica period where he was just "Sonny".

Reznor2112
12-15-2011, 06:37 PM
Sonny Moore + many listens to The Great Destroyer breakdown = lightbulb = Skrillex

Mantra
12-15-2011, 11:08 PM
So, why did Skrillex connect with so many stupid people beyond the fact that he produces the already more accesible Electro/Dubstep, because his sound design is crafted around Vowel Sounds.

You can't be serious.

R-Dot-Yung
12-16-2011, 10:30 AM
You can't be serious.

You don't think that has anything to do with it?

Mantra
12-16-2011, 06:42 PM
No I don't.

No offense, but that just seems like an absurd theory to me. For one thing, I don't really think they sound like vowels, personally. I live with a couple of Skrillex fans, and I've never heard them describe his music like that. One of my friends tried to explain to me that he loves Skrillex for the same reason he loves Attack Attack, going on about how they both create "ultra-complex rhythms!" and they both have "massive drops!" and "headbanging grooves!" Of course, that's just one person's opinion. But I'm just saying, I've never encountered anyone who claimed to like his music because he makes vowel-sounding noises that are easy to "sing" with. I suppose they do sometimes imitate the sounds of his songs with their mouths, but people do that with all sorts of music (drum breaks, guitar riffs, etc.)

And even if there is someone who thinks that they do sort of resemble vowel sounds, I doubt that Skrillex specifically "crafted" them to sound like that in a conscious attempt to appeal to a more mainstream audience, as in he sat at his computer and thought "I've got it! I'll program vowel sounding synth noises because that'll be more accessible to audiences who don't usually like instrumental music!"

The whole theory just seems completely ludicrous.

Then again, I probably have no right to have any opinion about what his appeal might be, since I think his music is cheesy and embarrassing, and not much better than a nu-metal band. I thought it was a perfect match when he worked with fucking Korn.

Reznor2112
12-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Wuuuub wuuub wu wu wu wubb wubbbbb

R-Dot-Yung
12-18-2011, 11:51 AM
No I don't.

No offense, but that just seems like an absurd theory to me. For one thing, I don't really think they sound like vowels, personally. I live with a couple of Skrillex fans, and I've never heard them describe his music like that. One of my friends tried to explain to me that he loves Skrillex for the same reason he loves Attack Attack, going on about how they both create "ultra-complex rhythms!" and they both have "massive drops!" and "headbanging grooves!" Of course, that's just one person's opinion. But I'm just saying, I've never encountered anyone who claimed to like his music because he makes vowel-sounding noises that are easy to "sing" with. I suppose they do sometimes imitate the sounds of his songs with their mouths, but people do that with all sorts of music (drum breaks, guitar riffs, etc.)

And even if there is someone who thinks that they do sort of resemble vowel sounds, I doubt that Skrillex specifically "crafted" them to sound like that in a conscious attempt to appeal to a more mainstream audience, as in he sat at his computer and thought "I've got it! I'll program vowel sounding synth noises because that'll be more accessible to audiences who don't usually like instrumental music!"

The whole theory just seems completely ludicrous.

Then again, I probably have no right to have any opinion about what his appeal might be, since I think his music is cheesy and embarrassing, and not much better than a nu-metal band. I thought it was a perfect match when he worked with fucking Korn.

Well, first off I think you took my post way to literally. I don't think Skrillex is sitting there creating vowels because he knows that's why his music connects so much with people.

And second off, his signature sound is the simulation of the mouth. And a lot of the time he's running Vowels through a Vocoder into his patches, or he's EQ'ing the sound to talk. One way or another his whole sound is based of making synths that move in the shape of a mouth, and putting those sounds in the forefront of the mix so the only thing you hear is "WOOP WOOP WOOP" or "AYYYYYYAAAHHHHH".

So do I think he knew that those sounds would resonate with a large audience...no. But in my opinion I think that those sounds automatically do resonate with a large audience by default. So not only was he doing something that other people just weren't doing, but that thing he was doing automatically resonates with a large audience.

Mantra
12-18-2011, 02:48 PM
Whatever vowel-esq qualities his synth sounds may have, most other dubstep artists have them too. That's just the style that's developed for the genre as a whole. Take that synth bass that sort of sounds like "wubwubwubwub". There's lots of other dubstep artists whose bass has that exact same sound. So that doesn't really account for his commercial success.

NotoriousTIMP
12-18-2011, 08:50 PM
I don't understand your point. What else does a DJ do besides stand on a stage and twiddle knobs? That hasn't changed in 20 years. Skrillex isn't famous because his live show is better than anyone elses. He's famous for a couple of reasons.

1. EDM exploded in the states over the past 3-4 years. I don't know if you or anyone noticed, but halfway through the 2000's Rap died out and EDM slowly crawled it's way into the mainstream. First they started as electro-productions around 120bpm and the past two years every artist on the radar has just been throwing vocals over 128bpm house tracks.

2. When the scene started to really breakthrough into the mainstream, a big genre that helped propel this was Electro and Progressive House. Why? Probably because unlike Techno or House or any other EDM genre, Electro and Progressive house place a large emphasis on Melody over groove/rhythm (there's a lot of progressive that isn't the stupid avicii or swedish shit that got popular) but you catch my drift. If melody is such a big deal why didn't Trance blow up in the states? Probably because it's at 140bpm and americans couldn't relate to it. House tempo is much closer to the tempo of Pop songs that had been around forever.

3. One of the first names to pop up during this explosion was Deadmau5. Why did he blow up? Probably because he pumped out a ridiculous amount of material over a short period of time. Regardless, Deadmau5 was a huge name by the time Skrillex was trying to break into the scene, and a big driving force of his success was Deadmau5 telling all of his fans to LIKE Skrillex. Also, Skrillex was remixing a bunch of big name tracks at that point (Bad Romance etc.)

4. AND HERE'S WHAT I THINK IS THE BIG ONE. Ok, so, mainstream americans, for some reason, have a really hard time listening to music without any vocals in it. They just don't get it, it's too boring i have no fucking idea why. So, why did Skrillex connect with so many stupid people beyond the fact that he produces the already more accesible Electro/Dubstep, because his sound design is crafted around Vowel Sounds. Skrillex productions are relatable to people who wanna sing along because the sound of "Ayayaya" or "Wrrraaaaaaagghhhh" or "Woowwww, wowowowow, WOooooww" is easily singable even though there are no real words in it. So all the bros of America get a huge testosterone boost when there hear some low frequency noise and a big RRRrrrrggaaaahhhh on top of it that they can make with their own mouth.

So when you combine those four things, and take into account the fact that Skrillex productions are mixed and mastered like a god damn pro, and his sound design is very advanced meaning not any douche with a computer can pull it off which means he's actually making some pretty decent stuff, You have my theory for why Skrillex is so successful

/SLOW_CLAP

Well put my friend.....

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I don't care if this is called "BROstep" or whatever, I like it. If you don't like his tunes then why the hell are you posting in here? I don't care for a lot of other bands but you don't see me shitting in their threads. Skrillex is making his mark with a sound that is different than other dupstep artists. NERO for example is another great Dubstep/Electro/DnB act but they lack that certain sound that Skrillex has. He's managed to take a style of music that would normally stay underground and bring it to mainstream and for that he deserves the attention he's getting.


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The Reason Being
12-18-2011, 09:02 PM
Talking bass? Rusko was one of the first people to do that sort of thing and take it really mainstream. I kind of understand whats being said but i'm not sure i'd attribute it to Skrillex's success. Timing more than anything, i'd say. Its a cool technique though, and this will always be my favorite definition of it :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXLV1C1m5Yg

R-Dot-Yung
12-19-2011, 09:16 AM
Rusko was not using "talking bass". And what Mantra is calling WubWubWub which was always a big factor of BroStep is also not "Talking Bass". WubWub is just Low Pass Filter/Band Pass with High Resonance.

I will stand corrected if you guys show me someone before Skrillex who was using talking basses, but I can't remember hearing anything that sounded like Skrillex before Skrillex.

I mean that Kill The Noies song is clearly influenced by Skrillex as is most BroStep stuff that comes out these days.

konstantin
12-19-2011, 09:19 AM
LOLOLOL

http://youtu.be/4o3Q14Hnjuo

Mantra
12-19-2011, 10:26 AM
R-Dot-Yung, post an example of a song that you think has "talking bass." I listened to the dude's Scary Monsters EP thing, and I hear him regularly through my walls, and I don't recall hearing any basslines that sound like they're "talking." Post a clip or something.

R-Dot-Yung
12-19-2011, 11:42 AM
http://soundcloud.com/knifepartyinc/unison-knife-party-remix

- This one sounds like it's either bit crushing as a modulator through a vocoder, or thye recorded themselves making those vowel sounds and used those as the modulator

http://soundcloud.com/killthenoise/koan-sound-talk-box-kill-the

- Kill the Noise is definitely running a bit crushed wave as the modulator through a vocoder to get the "Eee-Ayy"

http://soundcloud.com/skrillex/first-of-the-year-equinox

- This ones got a bunch of synths that a rapidly increasing or decreasing in pitch to get the "Woop" sound. In between those you have what the internet calls "skrillex growls". Which here sound like a mixture of transposed samples and resampled vocoder bits

http://soundcloud.com/youfeedme/strange-behaviour-feat-tasha

- This track isn't so much a "talking bass", but it's in the same league as those posted above. Really well designed reece sound with lots of movement.

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Then you can contrast those sounds with this Rusko song. Which is just a "wubwub" low pass filter modulation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtMlB-BEMso

In my opinion. The first four tracks I posted are way more interesting to listen to because of that heavy "talking" movement. Ruskos bass sounds are one dimensional and "simple". Anyone with Massive can pump out a Rusko Bass. People pull their hair out trying to get sounds as nice as KTN, Skrillex, Rob Swire, Jon Gooch etc.

Space Suicide
12-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Skrillex has a few nifty tracks and I have a few songs. I wouldn't say he's the best ever but he's not bad by any means.

emptydesk
12-19-2011, 04:36 PM
skrillex fucking sucks

dominik
12-21-2011, 04:29 AM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwiyld0iPX1qa7wd0o1_250.gif

blackholesun
12-21-2011, 10:46 AM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwiyld0iPX1qa7wd0o1_250.gif

Hahaha. That about sums my opinion on this "artist" and most dubstep.

R-Dot-Yung
12-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Oh man where is that gif from what was he actually doing

Pemulis
12-21-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say "dancing" to his "music".

The Reason Being
12-22-2011, 01:18 PM
One of my friends on facebook today posted this video under the header:

"Fuck Skrillex, this is real dubstep"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46L8dLp6zAs

To which I replied "You are aware that guy is playing Skrillex music, right?"

He deleted the video from his page...and thats basically Skrillex haters in a nutshell, haha

mfte
12-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Rusko was not using "talking bass". And what Mantra is calling WubWubWub which was always a big factor of BroStep is also not "Talking Bass". WubWub is just Low Pass Filter/Band Pass with High Resonance.

I will stand corrected if you guys show me someone before Skrillex who was using talking basses, but I can't remember hearing anything that sounded like Skrillex before Skrillex.

I mean that Kill The Noies song is clearly influenced by Skrillex as is most BroStep stuff that comes out these days.

Boregor might have been talking with bass lines prior to Skrillex

Delusional
12-22-2011, 03:46 PM
One of my friends on facebook today posted this video under the header:

"Fuck Skrillex, this is real dubstep"


To which I replied "You are aware that guy is playing Skrillex music, right?"

He deleted the video from his page...and thats basically Skrillex haters in a nutshell, haha

To your friends credit that guy is infinitely more entertaining.

The Reason Being
12-22-2011, 04:09 PM
^ Oh there's no doubt about it. I could watch people slam away at MPC's for hours. It just seemed hilarious to me that someone could be so ignorant as to hate on something by using that same thing as an example of whats better.


"Nine Inch Nails? Trent Reznor is full of shit, I can't stand that guys music. Btw did you see that facebook movie? The music was so great!"

aggroculture
12-22-2011, 04:34 PM
Haha. Did you just Skrillex:dubstep=Reznor:industrial?

Reznor2112
12-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Haha. Did you just Skrillex:dubstep=Reznor:industrial?

Skrillex only came into existence because of The Great Destroyer breakdown. NIN dubstep at its finest.

BTW, New Skrillex Ep out today called Bangarang feat, the surviving members of The Doors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm39ykUXSgA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLlxvrXURoo&feature=relmfu

The Reason Being
12-23-2011, 03:50 PM
^ Okay, now that, was pretty bad.

Reznor2112
12-23-2011, 06:25 PM
^ Okay, now that, was pretty bad.

What...was? :confused:

Delusional
12-23-2011, 07:40 PM
I'm always partial to... real musicians on top of electronics

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The Reason Being
12-23-2011, 07:42 PM
What...was? :confused:

Just looked up that track with the doors and eh, its hard to back him up on that one. Didn't like it at all..

neorev
12-24-2011, 09:25 AM
Skrillex just released the new Bangarang EP
Its pretty good, definitely pushes his sound a little further.

NotoriousTIMP
12-24-2011, 09:41 AM
I dig the new track and will be downloading the new EP here shortly.....


*EDIT*

Looks like Skrillex just dropped the new music video for Ruffneck Full Flex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t2TzJOyops

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eversonpoe
12-24-2011, 10:37 AM
^ Okay, now that, was pretty bad.

indeed...i think i just lost all the respect i had for the doors.

october_midnight
12-24-2011, 10:40 AM
Wow that Ruffneck video or whatever it's called sounds EXACTLY LIKE EVERY OTHER DAMN SONG I'VE EVER HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF SITTING THROUGH. Is it customary for every fucking song to have the WowwwwWooooo BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP pattern? I blame this idiot for all the moronic girls I see traipsing downtown with half shaved heads. Merry Christmas!

NotoriousTIMP
12-24-2011, 11:49 AM
Ok guys, we get it, YOU ALL HATE SKRILLEX. I have just one question for you: why do you keep posting in this thread? If you hate him so much then just stop coming in here. Do you have nothing better to do? It's becoming a little sad to see the same people posting the same thing over and over......


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eversonpoe
12-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Ok guys, we get it, YOU ALL HATE SKRILLEX. I have just one question for you: why do you keep posting in this thread? If you hate him so much then just stop coming in here. Do you have nothing better to do? It's becoming a little sad to see the same people posting the same thing over and over......

because people enjoy making fun of things. it's human nature. in this case, it's all in good fun. we're not bullying anyone or saying "you're a bad person if you like skrillex," we're simply goofing off and making fun of music that we don't enjoy, because it is so darn easy to make fun of it.

plus, that bee gif was fucking amazing.

DVYDRNS
12-24-2011, 02:24 PM
Ok guys, we get it, YOU ALL HATE SKRILLEX. I have just one question for you: why do you keep posting in this thread? If you hate him so much then just stop coming in here. Do you have nothing better to do? It's becoming a little sad to see the same people posting the same thing over and over......


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Because I expected more out of you my friend, and I keep expecting you to tell everyone you were just kidding. ;) Still love you tho bro. haha

The Reason Being
12-24-2011, 03:51 PM
I really dig the new EP, removed the track with The Doors though.

Magtig
12-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Because I expected more out of you my friend, and I keep expecting you to tell everyone you were just kidding.

It's disingenuous for the counterculture to pretend like it's anything other than a new form of conformism. You like "X"!? I'm disappointed, I thought you were a better person than that, cool people with taste don't like that.

Instead of spending time invalidating your friends, how about you start a thread on something you think is criminally underrated? I'll listen to it.

DVYDRNS
12-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Oh believe me I spent many hours writing about bands that I think are underrated. I had a blog for that. I also posted a couple threads on this board about some awesome bands. If you bothered to read my posts you probably wouldn't have said that.

Also you should relax. Keith knows me well enough.

NotoriousTIMP
12-25-2011, 01:25 AM
It's disingenuous for the counterculture to pretend like it's anything other than a new form of conformism. You like "X"!? I'm disappointed, I thought you were a better person than that, cool people with taste don't like that.

Instead of spending time invalidating your friends, how about you start a thread on something you think is criminally underrated? I'll listen to it.

Thanks Magtig, but Joymode is just dicking around with me :)

Magtig
12-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Oh believe me I spent many hours writing about bands that I think are underrated. I had a blog for that. I also posted a couple threads on this board about some awesome bands. If you bothered to read my posts you probably wouldn't have said that.

Also you should relax. Keith knows me well enough.
Sorry about that, I don't really stalk anyone's posts to be honest. I looked at your website and profile looking for links to the blog you mentioned, and couldn't seem to locate it.

I realize you're friends, and that's actually why it pushed my buttons. It goes beyond critique of the music, and gets personal. It's limiting bullshit, and I fucking hate it (the particular behavior, not you personally, you seem like a decent enough person).

What really gets me is the failing attitudes and content of the counterculture/underground crowd. They suck for not being the better alternative that they pretend they are; they're just as shitty as the mainstream and at least 10 times more pious. It's really been grating on my nerves lately, and this just seemed like another prime example of it. Then again, maybe I'm just grumpy because it's that time of year. No offense intended, joymode.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
12-25-2011, 01:57 PM
New EP is tits. The title track I cannot stop listening to. BANGARANGGG!

Pemulis
12-25-2011, 09:40 PM
If something isn't very good it doesn't really matter what culture you identify yourself as being a part of, you should feel free to call a spade a spade. If someone were to go on about how great Nickelback is I'd have no problem telling them how wrong they are, why should I treat members of this supposed counterculture (a rather juvenile idea in my opinion anyway), which I'm presumably a member of, any differently?

Skrillex just isn't very good. He's not a terrible musician or anything, it's just his music is trite and frankly I find most of his tracks end up sounding pretty similar.

isak
01-20-2012, 11:46 AM
WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH APHEX TWIN? WHERE IS THE DROP? Slowly losing the will to live. (http://raketa4000.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/flim.jpg)

mfte
01-20-2012, 01:49 PM
I liked the original ruffneck bass much much much more than the current full flex version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zgHeHRUHV8

This "original" version went on to be the song Kyoto on the new EP

But the link I posted above was probably the pinacle of my fandom for this guys.

I find that the new stuff doesnt get my penis hard like the older tunes did.

Halo Infinity
01-20-2012, 03:49 PM
WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH APHEX TWIN? WHERE IS THE DROP? Slowly losing the will to live. (http://raketa4000.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/flim.jpg)
That was a little bit painful to read. I understand that not everybody will like Aphex Twin, but he's not all about "drops".

jrdsctt
01-23-2012, 01:25 PM
That was a little bit painful to read. I understand that not everybody will like Aphex Twin, but he's not all about "drops".

Aphex Twin is a God.

Blackbookpress1984
02-22-2012, 04:19 PM
This thread was good for 2 things: The information on what band the dude came from before becoming Skrillex, and the fact that someone else out there though the music soundsed like a dial up connection mixed with random noise. The latter was pretty much the only argument some guys I work with had against the genre and Skrillex in general. But when asked if they could create anything musically, they could onyl refute with more pointless arguments.

eversonpoe
02-22-2012, 04:52 PM
well, you know i can make music, kyle. :p

aggroculture
02-13-2013, 07:32 PM
SKRILLEX SCORES HARMONY KORINE'S SPRING BREAKERS WITH COMPSER CLIFF MARTINEZ

SOUNDTRACK OUT ON BIG BEAT/ATLANTIC RECORDS MARCH 12th


Six-time Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Skrillex has teamed up with Cliff Martinez, acclaimed composer behind the scores of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and more, to score Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. The electro house driven results of the collaboration will be available as part of the film's official soundtrack, to be released via Big Beat/Atlantic Records digitally on March 12th and physically March 19th. The music, a collection of party anthems that bely a darker underbelly, lends itself seamlessly to Korine's bitingly surrealistic portrayal of the hedonistic and deranged path four bikini-clad college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) take to secure their perfect spring break, assisted by a thugged-out amateur rapper played by a cornrowed and grill-wearing James Franco. The film also features rap star Gucci Mane and introduces the ATL Twins. Additionally, the soundtrack includes work from Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Birdy Nam Nam, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, Ellie Goulding and more. Spring Breakers hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 15th and nationwide March 22nd.


SPRING BREAKERS OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING
1. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex
2. Rise And Shine Little B***h - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
3. Pretend It's A Video Game - Cliff Martinez
4. With You, Friends (Long Drive) - Skrillex
5. Hangin' With Da Dopeboys - Dangeruss with James Franco
6. Bikinis & Big Booties Y'all - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
7. Never Gonna Get This P***y - Cliff Martinez
8. Goin' In (Skrillex Goin' Down Remix) - Birdy Nam Nam
9. F**k This Industry - Waka Flocka Flame
10. Smell This Money (Original Mix) - Skrillex
11. Park Smoke - Skrillex
12. Young N****s - Gucci Mane (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
13. Your Friends Ain't Gonna Leave With You - Cliff Martinez
14. Ride Home - Skrillex
15. Big Bank - Meek Mill, Pill, Torch & Rick Ross (feat. French Montana)
16. Son Of Scary Monsters - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
17. Big 'Ol Scardy Pants - Cliff Martinez
18. Scary Monsters on Strings - Music by Skrillex
19. Lights - Ellie Goulding


http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs173/1102486613542/img/786.jpg


http://springbreakersfilm.com (http://springbreakersfilm.com/)
http://skrillex.com (http://skrillex.com/)
https://twitter.com/Skrillex
http://www.facebook.com/skrillex

thefragile_jake
02-13-2013, 07:50 PM
I'm looking forward to that movie for sure, I love Harmony's work in Kids and Trash Humpers....though I'm not looking forward to this score.

I'm perfectly okay with Gucci Mane, he makes sense since he's starring in the film and I happen to like some of his mixtapes.

thefragile_jake
02-13-2013, 07:52 PM
...and as far as the "brostep" genre goes, I used to listen to a lot of artists like these when a friend introduced me to Bassnectar and Excision around early 2010. I really liked Cookie Monsta a lot but now I just hardly ever listen to it...if at all really.

eversonpoe
02-13-2013, 11:53 PM
SKRILLEX SCORES HARMONY KORINE'S SPRING BREAKERS WITH COMPSER CLIFF MARTINEZ

SOUNDTRACK OUT ON BIG BEAT/ATLANTIC RECORDS MARCH 12th

Six-time Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Skrillex has teamed up with Cliff Martinez, acclaimed composer behind the scores of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and more, to score Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. The electro house driven results of the collaboration will be available as part of the film's official soundtrack, to be released via Big Beat/Atlantic Records digitally on March 12th and physically March 19th. The music, a collection of party anthems that bely a darker underbelly, lends itself seamlessly to Korine's bitingly surrealistic portrayal of the hedonistic and deranged path four bikini-clad college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) take to secure their perfect spring break, assisted by a thugged-out amateur rapper played by a cornrowed and grill-wearing James Franco. The film also features rap star Gucci Mane and introduces the ATL Twins. Additionally, the soundtrack includes work from Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Birdy Nam Nam, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, Ellie Goulding and more. Spring Breakers hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 15th and nationwide March 22nd.

SPRING BREAKERS OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING

1. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skrillex

2. Rise And Shine Little B***h - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex

3. Pretend It's A Video Game - Cliff Martinez

4. With You, Friends (Long Drive) - Skrillex

5. Hangin' With Da Dopeboys - Dangeruss with James Franco

6. Bikinis & Big Booties Y'all - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex

7. Never Gonna Get This P***y - Cliff Martinez

8. Goin' In (Skrillex Goin' Down Remix) - Birdy Nam Nam

9. F**k This Industry - Waka Flocka Flame

10. Smell This Money (Original Mix) - Skrillex

11. Park Smoke - Skrillex

12. Young N****s - Gucci Mane (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)

13. Your Friends Ain't Gonna Leave With You - Cliff Martinez

14. Ride Home - Skrillex

15. Big Bank - Meek Mill, Pill, Torch & Rick Ross (feat. French Montana)

16. Son Of Scary Monsters - Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex

17. Big 'Ol Scardy Pants - Cliff Martinez

18. Scary Monsters on Strings - Music by Skrillex

19. Lights - Ellie Goulding

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs173/1102486613542/img/786.jpg

http://springbreakersfilm.com (http://springbreakersfilm.com/)

http://skrillex.com (http://skrillex.com/)

https://twitter.com/Skrillex

http://www.facebook.com/skrillex





i honestly thought this entire thing was a joke, at first (even the movie). i'm kind of surprised that clint wanted to team up with him for this...but maybe it won't be terrible?

Self.Destructive.Pattern
02-14-2013, 07:36 PM
I'm intrigued. Skrillex new stuff is A LOT better than his previous efforts. I like his new vibe on the new EP, but it is very Burial like. New EP is called Leaving EP.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSdD__PIook

thefragile_jake
02-14-2013, 10:34 PM
Eh.

Still sounds too incredibly caffeinated in my opinion to be anything close to a Burial track, but the beginning of that song sounded pretty interesting as did the end...the middle when it became that signature sound was when it lost me.

mfte
02-15-2013, 12:00 PM
surprised that they didn't put riff raff on the soundtrack. since it seems that james franco is channeling him.

thefragile_jake
02-15-2013, 01:41 PM
surprised that they didn't put riff raff on the soundtrack. Since it seems that james franco is channeling him.

rap game harry osborn

neorev
02-15-2013, 02:42 PM
i actually like Skrillex's output... though repetitive

but this Leaving EP is boring and terrible... usually his tracks are vibrant, but this release felt like it was lacking soul

i don't mind him going into new territories and getting experimental, but i'd like it to have some soul

SM Rollinger
02-16-2013, 09:14 AM
I cant stand skrillex, or any dubstep for that matter. Dont get me wrong, i enjoy fills (the breakdowns in Happiness in Slavery own me,) but when 90% of your music consists of fills, thats not "song" its just noise. and to make matters worse, all the awards and recoginition from the "music industry" he has gotten recently, has legitimized this garbage.

I read a post over on theprp.com awhile back that has stuck with me, a kid said that "dubstep is the new industrial," and i think he was right unfortunatly. There really isnt any alternative if your into heavy, electronicaly laced music these days. :(

Ok im done, i just needed a place to rant.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
02-16-2013, 09:49 AM
I cant stand skrillex, or any dubstep for that matter. Dont get me wrong, i enjoy fills (the breakdowns in Happiness in Slavery own me,) but when 90% of your music consists of fills, thats not "song" its just noise. and to make matters worse, all the awards and recoginition from the "music industry" he has gotten recently, has legitimized this garbage.

I read a post over on theprp.com awhile back that has stuck with me, a kid said that "dubstep is the new industrial," and i think he was right unfortunatly. There really isnt any alternative if your into heavy, electronicaly laced music these days. :(

Ok im done, i just needed a place to rant.


I understand that you do not like dubstep obviously, but you and thousands of other people say "It's just noise". That is just ridiculous to say music "Is just noise"... last time I checked that is what music is. I can go in my kitchen and bang some spoons against my glass table or bang some pots together and be able to make a tune out of it... There is a difference between well produced dubstep and shitty produced dubstep.

And last time I checked... awards don't mean shit **cough cough*** The Grammy's **cough cough**.

aggroculture
05-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Is it me or did the new Skrillex album sink without trace?

I can't get into it.

Sutekh
05-28-2014, 07:18 AM
I don't feel easy lumping stuff like Skeng by The Bug or the stuff Kraken records puts out with stuff like skrillex ("don't then" I hear you cry)

that's like saying "I don't like green day - or any punk for that matter"

I like skrillex but it is what it is (a rich kid leapfrogging excision's sound, which was pretty far removed from UK dubstep sound anyway)

I dislike the way Skrillex is becoming synonymous with a genre he doesn't really embody

Space Suicide
05-28-2014, 08:18 AM
Is it me or did the new Skrillex album sink without trace?

I can't get into it.

No, it sucked. It had maybe one or two tracks worth anything. The problem is it sounded like a compilation album of rapper guests, which he provided the music for only.


I don't feel easy lumping stuff like Skeng by The Bug or the stuff Kraken records puts out with stuff like skrillex ("don't then" I hear you cry)

that's like saying "I don't like green day - or any punk for that matter"

I like skrillex but it is what it is (a rich kid leapfrogging excision's sound, which was pretty far removed from UK dubstep sound anyway)

I dislike the way Skrillex is becoming synonymous with a genre he doesn't really embody

Thank God, finally! Someone else who also doesn't lump this into 90's Dark/Ambient UK based dub step/grime music as the same genre.