2010 saw the emergence of the unique and trendsetting artist, Skrillex, as he exploded into the scene with his debut single ‘Weekends!!!’. With this release, he opened up a whole new universe as he would take dubstep to the mainstream, becoming the face of the rising genre in the process. He followed up on this breakout year of 2010 by taking it to the next level in 2011, delivering a multitude of dubstep anthems. One track which has aged like a fine wine is ‘First Of The Year (Equinox)’. Released on the 7th of June 2011, ‘First Of The Year (Equinox)’ featured Skrillex‘s signature wobbles and growls that he would be famous for. Gaining over 500 million streams since its release, ‘First Of The Year (Equinox)’ still holds up to this day as one of the most popular dubstep productions of all time.
Skrillex helped propel one of the largest shifts in modern American music in recent memory. At around the one-minute mark of his first Grammy acceptance speech in 2012, iPhone in hand, scrolling interminably down a list, it became clear that Skrillex doesn’t feel isolated from his peers. It’s always been a defining trait of his character, this aptitude at building things with others. It’s since gone on to characterize, color, and define his career, too. From his music to his label, his countless brand collaborations and his work on major Hollywood movies, Skrillex quite simply loves to make things. Despite being one of the biggest names in music, Skrillex hasn’t walked away from the “do-it-ourselves” attitude he’s had since his start.
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