10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skrillex

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Skrillex is one of the names that is immediately mentioned when the term "EDM" is thrown around. He's worked with everyone from The Doors to Damian Marley, and has a legion of fans... and haters. He's helped introduce artists like Zedd, Kill the Noise, Birdy Nam Nam, and many others to the dance music populace, and is a force to be reckoned with as a producer, live act, and a label head.

There's no way you can know the whole story, though. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Skrillex.

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  • Hıןǝן Nǝmǝsis

    “It sounds like Aphex Twin especially can be a direct link to Skrillex’s use of beauty and abrasive sounds, sometimes simultaneously, within his songs.” Dumbest shit I have EVER read… damn… how the fuck could you say such an stupid thing…

    • http://twitter.com/808sJake Jake L

      Have you listened to Aphex Twin? Have you listened to Skrillex? Skrillex’s music is not just rage-your-face off bass, it’s also got a certain tender emotional quality to it that’s a direct juxtaposition against the bass. A lot of people don’t even realize this because they only see it as rage music when it fact there’s actual artistic merit to it and can be understood at a much deeper level. Alas, not everyone will get it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.n.love.5 Justin Nathaniel Love

        Alas, Earwax

      • Hıןǝן Nǝmǝsis

        Man Aphex is on another level. just listen to his stuff, you ll get my point.

        • http://twitter.com/808sJake Jake L

          Haha I’m very familiar with Aphex Twin and I quite enjoy his material and recognize his importance to electronic music and music as an artistic medium. In fact, I listen to quite a bit of Aphex Twin But I guess we’ll just see things differently :)

          • Loligxhf b

            Lol

      • ola dioss

        you know nothing about dubstep, stop trying.

      • John Henry

        Aphexs Midi sucks, his synths are thoughtless and thrown together, come to daddy, dumb lyrics but he lets id1ots like y’all call his music IDM (intelligent dance music) and since they “get it” they’re better than everyone else. no u guys aren’t, u just like awful horrible music that will be forgotten in another decade

        If Skrilex eats too many bran muffins and sits on the toilet, little apex twins are what will be left in the toilet bowl.

        And those little Aphex twins in the toilet water are praying to Gd that Skrillex hocks a nice snotty loogie in the toilet before flushing just so they can be in the same bowl of sewage next to something thats been so close to the mind of Skrillex.

        I find it funny that these snobby listeners of such a horrible tasteless no talent hack (Like Aphex Twin) are so insecure they have to call the music IDM (intelligent Dance Music) because you’d have to be intelligent to “get it”! LOL.

        • joe

          dude stop h8in different people like different thing respect that dude

    • dhstu

      fuck u

    • John Henry

      Yeah Ive heard Aphex he’s on another level, a level very very low. He has dum6 a$$ videos putting his face on hot chicks bodies, throws together some slimy thoughtless midi into some horrible sounding synths and bam!, people like you eat it up, call it “intelligent dance music” and he’s laughing all the way to the bank. Its like I always say, just because music is really bad doesn’t mean if u get it ur smart, it just means its really bad. Skrillex sh!ts out tightly coiled Aphex Twins in his toilet every day and has to wipe hard bc apex is so sh!!ty. Awful terrible music. Long Live Skrill

  • Soul Institute

    Even if he’s born a thousand times more… he will never be an inch of what Richard D. James is… musically speaking. It’s like saying that Pitbull’s main influence is Shakespeare or Neruda… FAIL

    • oxc

      Agreed. This should be changed “Things You Don’t Want To Know About Skrillex”

      • khal

        things YOU don’t want to know…

      • John Henry

        I know when I heard that Sonny/Skrillex referred to Aphex as an influence I cringed and threw up a little in the back of mouth. Aphex is just an overrated hack who can barely put two notes together and who’s synths sound like a horse with diarrh 3 a. But people think if they say they “get it” that they will be considered intelligent because of course, Aphex is considered IDM (Intelligent Dance music)

        Its like I always say, just because music is really bad doesn’t mean if u get it ur smart, it usually just means its really really bad.

        If you wanna hear the most ingenious creative most detail-oriented processing in Bass lines, drums, synths etc, Listen to Skrillex.

        If you want to hearsongwriting taken to another level in EDM via melody, rhythm, vocal warping, etc etc Listen to Skrill.

        If you think listening to Gd awful horse diahrh33a sounding music who’s listeners are so insecure they have to call the music IDM (intelligent Dance Music) then by all means Richard D James is your man.

        Peace

        • Roma Kinsella

          Satire to a next level. Respect.

    • John Henry

      Haha oh wow Aphex Twin makes music videos with chicks and he puts his own face on them and he makes up dum6 a$$ rumors that he lives in a silo and sleeps 2 hours a day and ppl like u believe it and worship it. Aphex Twin WISHES he was a 1/10 of what skrillex is on a bad day hung over

      I find it funny that these snobby listeners of such a horrible tasteless no talent hack are so insecure they have to call the music IDM (intelligent Dance Music) because you’d have to be intelligent to “get it”! LOL.

      Word to the not so wise: just because a certain kind of music is really bad, it doesn’t mean if u get it ur smart, it just means the music is really really really bad.

      Trust me Aphex Twins laughing all the way to the bank he would have never believed he could get a single fan, in numerous interviews he stated he made this music as a joke and laughs as much at me at ppl calling the music IDM.

      And yeah skrill changed the face of EDM (Electronic!) and the effects of his influence will last until the end of time. He brought a level of not only technical prowess is in detail oriented bass line processing, but of all synths he utilizes, and don’t get me started on his songwriting / melodic prowess, something that Aphex isn’t lacking, just has absolutely zero idea about at all.

      Peace with your IDM hahah

  • cedric

    keep up the great beats man

  • Elizabeth

    I know how he feels about his parents. Poor guy! Its hard not living with your mom and dad.
    Elizabeth, age 12

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      amen. gotta stay strong and build with those who you consider family.

      • Elizabeth

        Thanks. Because family are the people you love. Not just who you are born to.
        Elizabeth hill, age 12, columbus ga.

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          definitely!

          • Elizabeth

            Have u noticed that i am 12putting years old and iam a southern girl?

          • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

            yes…?

          • elizabeth

            How old are u?
            Where are u from?

    • Bedkiller201

      Btw it’s not a good Idea to post your age on the Internet (tip)

  • Skrillex fan girl

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    • John Henry

      SkrilleX is the end all and be all of EDM..

      Aphex is just an overrated hack who can barely put two notes together and who’s synths sound like a horse with diarrh 3 a. But people think if they say they “get it” that they will be considered intelligent because of course, Aphex is considered IDM (Intelligent Dance music)

      If Skrilex eats too many bran muffins and sits on the toilet, little apex twins are what will be left in the toilet bowl.

      And those little Aphex twins in the toilet water are praying to Gd that Skrillex hocks a nice snotty loogie in the toilet before flushing just so they can be in the same bowl of sewage next to something thats been so close to the mind of Skrillex.

      If Aphex lived a thousand years and watched videos of Skrillex 24-7, he still wouldn’t be a 10th of the musical talent skrillex is.

      But let the Aphex Twins have their fun. Since its Called intelligent music it makes them feel like they’re really something, pretending to “understand” horrible music and then talking trash about a true artist and innovator like Skrillex.

      Peace!

  • SkrillexLover

    I might sound CRAZY but Skrillex is the best person discovered in the 21 century!

    • khal

      i don’t think that’s that crazy.

    • John Henry

      You don’t sound crazy..

      I find it funny that these snobby listeners of such a horrible tasteless no talent hack (Like Aphex Twin) are so insecure they have to call the music IDM (intelligent Dance Music) because you’d have to be intelligent to “get it”! LOL.

      Aphex is just an overrated hack who can barely put two notes together and who’s synths sound like a horse with diarrh 3 a. But people think if they say they “get it” that they will be considered intelligent because of course, Aphex is considered IDM (Intelligent Dance music)

      like I always say, just because music is really bad doesn’t mean if u get it ur smart, it just means its really bad. Skrillex sh!ts out tightly coiled Aphex Twins in his toilet every day and has to wipe hard bc apex is so sh!!ty

  • TheKnower

    Nothing on the fact that he was boulimic before…?

  • Blah

    Whilst Aphex Twin & squarepusher may be influences, there is really no comparison. Being adopted is no excuse for being terrible.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      well aren’t you a ray of sunshine.

      • ola dioss

        lmao on a cloudy day

      • John Henry

        yeah khal don’t worry about it

        Aphex twins are whats left in the toilet bowl after Skrillex has a bad bout of Montezumas revenge.

        and those apex twins in the toilet are just thankful to the Lrd that they were once a part of Skrillex,

        Then Skrillex wipes and flushes and the aphexs drown screaming “come to daddy”! and no one has to hear their horrible so called music ever again!

        the end

    • John Henry

      Aw does da poor little talentless hater no likey skrilly? Gonna cwy? All u w3enies whining about skrillex are gonna be remembered like the haters on Bob Dylan at Newport 1964, “its not real folk man! he sucks!” Id hate to be so low info + low self-image

      If Skrilex eats too many bran muffins and sits on the toilet, little apex twins are what will be left in the toilet bowl.

      And those little Aphex twins in the toilet water are praying to Gd that Skrillex hocks a nice snotty loogie in the toilet before flushing just so they can be in the same bowl of sewage next to something thats been so close to the mind of Skrillex.

      Aphexs Midi sucks, his synths are thoughtless and thrown together, come to daddy, dumb lyrics but he lets id1ots like y’all call his music IDM (intelligent dance music) and since they “get it” they’re better than everyone else. no u guys aren’t, u just like awful horrible music that will be forgotten in another decade

      Aphex is just an overrated hack who can barely put two notes together and who’s synths sound like a horse with diarrh 3 a

      I find it funny that these snobby listeners of such a horrible tasteless no talent hack are so insecure they have to call the music IDM (intelligent Dance Music) because you’d have to be intelligent to “get it”! LOL.

      Its like I always say, just because music is really bad doesn’t mean if u get it ur smart, it just means its really bad. Skrillex sh!ts out tightly coiled Aphex Twins in his toilet every day and has to wipe hard bc apex is so sh!!ty. Awful terrible music. Skrillex has changed the face of EDM and his influence will be felt forever on.

  • POTATOWillEatYou

    Thx evry1 out there listening to my music!

  • skrillex’s frikn mash skill

    i might puke…. the bass rocks my stomach ….:-P it sounds so nice and beautiful when he sings in ‘Father said’ and ‘slats slats slats’ my favourite is Father said

  • Sofia

    Am I the only one who is a huge fan of Sonny and absolutely love him

    • John Henry

      No Sofia these people are just bitter because Sonny sh!ts out little Aphex Twins in his toilet everyday and since Aphexs music is so awful to listen to they believe that since they “get it” they must be intelligent, since of course Aphex twin is called IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) so if someone likes it they must be very smart /sarcasm. If Aphex Twin had a million years to watch skrillex produce, write, eat drink and sleep he still would suck my salted Nut5 all the live long day

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  • luislovesskrillex

    Yea i understand you SKRILLEX somebody killed my dad I never seen my mom and with my grandphater his like my dad I understand skrillex and I wish I know u and make a song with you it will be an awesome experience that would be my number one best thing that could happen to me. I have been your fan seens I know about your songs but my cousins hate your songs and they always kick me out of there room just cause I put.on your music I been trough a lot of problems with hour music but I will always like it no matter what happens bye

    13 years old