You know when you’re trying to catch a movie, you always factor in the time it takes for the trailers to roll and the title cards to play? It’s that little bit of time that makes you go, “why yes, I can be a little late to this movie. Let me grab some more M&Ms and squirt a little bit more butter on my popcorn like the true ‘foodie’ I am.”
Well, if that movie began with this overly enthused (and most likely drugged up) Skrillex fan as the MGM Lion, I would never never be late for a movie again.
Obviously, repetition gets a little boring, so maybe MGM can switch it up from time to time with Jennifer Lawrence:
Who would you prefer to see? Jennifer Lawrence or the drugged up Skrillex fan? Comment and tell us below!
At 19-years-old, Walden is not only a talented DJ, but very down to earth. He’s up for anything, evidenced by the fact that he tried dog sledding while on holiday in Sweden (“It was about -35, but it was fun”). Evan Ross chatted with him over the phone while he was in Chicago to get a sense of dance music’s bright young thing.
WHO HE IS: Let’s get the superficial stuff out of the way: Walden is adorable. His face, his demeanor, everything. He’s just an all around pleasant person, which should take him far. John Walden aka. Walden is an Australian producer/DJ who is just starting to gain speed on the EDM/house circuit. This is a big time for electronic music and Walden seems excited to be a part of it all: “House music has always appealed to me…it’s such a varied genre, that it allows you to put anything in it. It’s really fresh and new.”
WHY HE’S ON OUR RADAR: He’s young and talented, and it really doesn’t get any more exciting than that. Walden is only 19 and is already slated to play at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. He says his age can be both beneficial and a hindrance; “a young age generates attention, which is good, but I do lack experience.” He also joked that, being 19, he can’t drink in most places. Hopefully he took advantage of the drinking age on his Canadian tour stops in Toronto and Montreal this January.
FILE NEXT TO: Walden is signed to the same label as some of the biggest names in dance music today. He knows how to let a track climb and give it an epic release a la Skrillex, and his songs have the earworm tendency of Martin Solveig, both of whom are fellow Big Beat Records signings.
HIGHLIGHTS: He was recently signed to Big Beat Records, home to some of the top dance artists like Chromeo and Icona Pop (as well as massive hits Skrillex and Martin Solveig, mentioned above). He’s worked with acts like Tiesto and David Guetta which has helped to build his sound. He says “I’ve learned how to read crowd reactions and give a track build up to keep them moving.” His music is awesome, Brightness being a particular favourite. It’s a great track and you can tell it’s going to be massive in clubs (also be sure to check out his YouTube and Soundcloud pages to hear the rest of his work)
Cats are animals with a variety of talents. From jumping onto tall counters to bullying humans into doing chores for them, cats can also dance to dubstep.
From watching this video, it’s pretty clear dancing comes naturally to this kitty. I mean, check out those pupils!
“BBD” – Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks kicks off the new year with “BBD,” impeccably produced by Sup Doodle and Apple Juice Kid. Banks’ new single is reminiscent of “212,” the first track that landed the sassy rapper on the charts’ radar. “BBD” has the cross-genre elements that Banks is known for, with futuristic instrumentation, and a hyper speed beat that will have you exhausted by the end of the track. Banks’ debut album Broke with Expensive Taste drops this year.
“Lost in my Bedroom” – Sky Ferreira
Any music video that starts off with a warning for those sensitive to flashing strobe lights is bound to be a gooder. Sky Ferreira’s latest single “Lost in my Bedroom” is a creepy masterpiece. Filmed like a home video, we see Ferreira filming her own dance party in her room. Ferreira has the “pretty/ugly” look down pat with her messy blonde hair and makeup, still managing to make me jealous that I’m not her. This is definitely one party I would love to attend.
Skrillex went solo for his new music video “Summit,” appearing sans ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding. Instead, the video features an anonymous brunette actress who parties with her night owl friends, eventually ending up at a Skrillex performance.
Idolator suggests the music video looks like an episode of the British teen drama Skins, which is totally true. I hope someone parties like this, somewhere. And if they do, please invite me.
The track is from Bangarang and was filmed by his friends in Perth.
Watch it here
By Evan Ross
If you’re like me you’re about 5 foot 10, love Sour Patch kids, and absolutely cannot concentrate when it comes time to study. This is the worst time of year for students; everybody else is preparing for the holidays while we prepare for the seasonal joy that is exams. I myself have spent the past few days freshening up on European politics, so join me on my journey for songs that will prevent me from smashing my head against the wall while I hit the books.
1) “I Love NYE” – Badly Drawn Boy
I find it much easier to study with music that doesn’t have lyrics, and this track is an instrumental gem off the (excellent) movie soundtrack for About A Boy. A sweet, light piece of music, this is the perfect song to trick you into thinking what you’re about to do is enjoyable. It’s ideal for preparing your soon-to-be disorganized study area, and for convincing yourself that you care about the life of Charles de Gaulle
2) “Eg Anda” – Sigur Ros
If you want music that’s calming and surreal, look no further than Sigur Ros. This songs takes a while to get going, but once it does you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy tale dream world (if fairy tales took place in Robarts Library). It’s perfect for calming pre-exam jitters, when you realize you weren’t paying attention in class nearly as well as you thought.
3) “Michicant” – Bon Iver
Staying calm during the exam period is absolutely essential, and to stay calm you NEED Bon Iver. This song sounds like some sort of lullaby and every time I put it on I imagine myself in front of a fireplace in a cabin somewhere (snuggled with the hipster hunk of my choosing). This song is perfect for getting you into the zone of hardcore memory retention. Once you realize you haven’t actually done any readings this semester and have to do all of them within a 12 hour period, this song might cool you down.
4) “With Your Friends (Long Drive)” – Skrillex Read more…
violin subwoofer. Skrillex and Ellie Goulding, aka the most epic and meant-to-be couple of all time, have split up after a year. A source revealed to US Weekly that the couple couldn’t handle the long-distance thing.
When I first heard that the two were dating oh so long ago, I was taken aback. They really are (were?) the most adorable couple — those shaved heads and love for strange yet beautiful music? My heart cannot handle it.
I hope these two are okay. In the meantime, here are five breakup tips inspired by this once-glorious couple:
1. Write a song.
2. Change your hairstyle.
Ellie and Skrillex sported do’s to similar to each other. It’s time to move on and go where no man has gone before — shave the other side.
If this is what a guitar player does on a boring afternoon, then I hope every afternoon is boring for him/her because this cover is amazing! The reinterpreted version of Skrillex’ “Scary Monsters Nice Sprites” is super chill compared to the dubstep version. I feel like a busker should be playing it on a cobblestone street outside a beautiful, Spanish cafe.
The cover came about because YouTuber mingdontsing was having a very boring afternoon. Hence the name: “Scary Monsters & Lazy Afternoon.”
Watch it here:
If Back to the Future starred Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) instead of Michael J. Fox, the movie would have been very different — especially one scene in particular.
College Humor imagined how the 1955 high schoolers would react to dubstep music with an oppressively dark sound and unfortunately it doesn’t go so well for him. I was worried their brains might explode but it’s much less dramatic. I just wish Marty McFly would have gone full undercut on them…
Watch it here:
In the original movie Marty McFly tried to introduce the high schoolers to rock music, playing Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Good,” with an electronic guitar solo in the middle.
Watch it here: Read more…
If you were to take an anthropological look at Skrillex fans, you’d probably note their unique garb (undercuts, neon facepaint and the occasional exposed breast) and their behaviour (ripping the shirts off at chubba chubba and swinging it at boom boom).
That’s precisely what Josh Haddow, trainee musicologist does. More precisely, he studies music fans in searach of a deeper understanding of humanity. In Noisey‘s “Who Actually Listens To… Skrillex?” Haddow conducted field research by doing first person interviews with the dubstep producer’s fans.
Are dubstep fans merely vague an inarticulate? Or are they part of a new revolutionary movement? The episode is absolutely hilarious and I’m crossing my fingers they keep going. I’d love to watch Haddow be thrown into the throngs of boy band fangirls. What do you say to a One Direction concert next?
Watch it here:
If you didn’t get a chance to party at the 2012 Tomorrowland Festival this past July in Belgium, here’s your chance to pretend you were one of the 180,000 visitors there. The festival featured more than 400 artists, including Steve Aoki, M83 and Skrillex.
Based on the newly released Tomorrowland 2012 Official Aftermovie it was a sensory explosion. We can only imagine that if you weren’t already consumed by the music, then the bubbles, fireworks,
substances, confetti and dancing would be enough to make your head EXPLODE.
Things that would make out head explode in a good way:
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Remember to be careful on the water people! Several boaters were injured in Missouri last Friday (Aug. 31) when their powerboat slammed into a large wake. Footage of the accident was taken of the family being thrown like rag dolls on Lake of the Ozarks.
Now, the footage has been converted to go with Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” The editing is pretty effective and fits with the dubstep beat. If anything, it’ll make us think twice about speeding on the water!
To start off, this isn’t just your average YouTube cover. Francionado is from a small village in Portugal and with that being said, he isn’t exposed to all the snazzy technology that allows one to produce their own music ie. Dubstep.
We all know that if you want accomplish something, you must work with what you got. Francionado got on his guitar and did and amazing cover of ”Centipede” by Knife Party over a track. I’m surprised by his own influenced touch that he brought to the song, giving it a “dubsteppy” feel. I didn’t even think that was possible to do. He also has tons of other videos on his YouTube covering popular dubstep songs from Skrillex (um genius).
That was the question asked by PBS’ Idea Channel. Some people think dubstep is just noisy, repetitive drivel (for shame!) but if you really think about it, a lot of musical styles throughout history have experienced the exact same criticism.
Music is subjective and as our culture evolves, so does the music we find appealing. Over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have led to mainstream fans being obsessed with people like Skrillex. So instead of being all stuffy and rejecting dubstep as a genre, consider it a form of avant garde music. In ten years time, it’s going to be the norm and some other new fangled style of music will go through the ringer.
Luckily, the dude in this video explains it a lot better than me. Check it out above.
Skrillex is joining in on the magic of Disney.
Announced on Thursday during Comic-Con, director Rich Moore announced that Skrillex will be writing music for his upcoming Disney animation film ‘Wreck-It-Ralph.’
Calling the DJ “one of my favourite performers.” Moore also gave attendees a 10-minute preview of the film, which is based on vintage video games and includes characters from Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are just some of the actors providing voices for the animated characters.
While Skrillex hasn’t revealed what the songs will sound like for ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’, the dubstep artist will also be composing material for upcoming film Spring Breakers, which stars Selena Gomez, James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens.
But don’t expect to get your headbanging on in the theatre. At the time of the announcement, he tweeted, “it’s more or less traditional scoring…dont expect dance floor bangers!”
While Disney and Skrillex seem like odd pairing, I can’t help but be excited. It’ll be interesting to see what he comes up with.
No, Skrillex isn’t exactly Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin but he’s what the hip kids are listening to these days. TheFineBros invited a bunch of “elders” to listen to three Skrillex songs (“First Of The Year (Equinox),” “Bangarang,” and “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”).
Their reactions are priceless, calling it psychotic, dark and unidentifiable. However, some of them like dubstep more than you might think.
Here are their best reactions:
“That’s a bunch of crap.”
“I would rather have my kid or grandkid listen to this than Justin Bieber or Britney Spears.”
“Kind of like a jackass in a bottle.”
“It made you pump your heart. Faster, faster, faster. So probably young people would like it, cause older people could die maybe.”
“I’m not sure what the OMG thing was. I don’t know if she was getting hurt, it was fun or an orgasm or what.”
On Skrillex’s appearance:
“I say enjoy it while you have it and then when it’s gone trim it up a little. Otherwise you look like a *$&^ like Donald Trump.”
“I’m from the 60s and I’d be very disappointed if my kid didn’t look like this, or my grandkid.”
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Because this is absolutely necessary, here is a video mash-up of a bunch of people dancing during their church masses.
Set to Skrillex’ Reptile, it becomes clear that praising God can also involve some hardcore dubstepping. My personal favourite move from all of this is the epileptic hair whipping.
Though I have to warn you. Whipping your hair too hard may cause some of it…to fall off.