Skrillex in 2012
||Sonny John Moore
||January 15, 1988
||Los Angeles, California, U.S.
||Dubstep, electro house, post-hardcore, metalcore
||DJ, music producer, guitarist
||Atlantic, Big Beat, mau5trap, OWSLA
||From First to Last, Korn, Kaskade, deadmau5, Diplo 12th Planet, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Sirah, Penny, Ellie Goulding, Knife Party, Dog Blood
Skrillex (real name: Sonny Moore) (born January 15, 1988) is an American electronic music producer.
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.
He was signed by deadmau5 to his label mau5trap recordings which he released his second EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites on. 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.
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".
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.
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.
He released his sixth EP titled Leaving on January 2, 2013 for OWSLA's subscription service called The Nest.
MTV Video Music Awards[change]
||Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production