Skrillex

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Skrillex

Skrillex in 2012
Background information
Birth name Sonny John Moore
Born January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15) (age 26)
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Dubstep, electro house, post-hardcore, metalcore
Occupations DJ, music producer, guitarist
Instruments Guitar Piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Atlantic, Big Beat, mau5trap, OWSLA
Associated acts From First to Last, Korn, Kaskade, deadmau5, Diplo 12th Planet, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Sirah, Penny, Ellie Goulding, Knife Party, Dog Blood
Website skrillex.com

Skrillex (real name: Sonny Moore) (born January 15, 1988) is an American electronic music producer.

Career[change | change source]

Early career[change | change source]

Moore started his first band when he was 13 which was called The Riots and started a second band called Hazel-rah. He joined the band At Risk and after he joined the band "From First to Last" when he was 16. Moore left From First to Last and announced that he would be embarking on a solo career.

Production career[change | change source]

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

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

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

The 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 December 23, 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 Hornets Nest' in the 2012 video game Far Cry 3.[5]

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

Discography[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominated 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 Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominated 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 Awards[change | change source]

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

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