With the rise of dubstep came the emergence of American producer Skrillex. Used as the poster boy for dubstep, Skrillex released some of his most influential singles towards the beginning of his career, most notably ‘Bangarang’, which dropped on the 23rd of December, 2011, an early Christmas present for many fans across the globe. Featuring the iconic chopped bass synths and infectious vocal samples, this single skyrocketed in the charts, helping Skrillex in his mission for global domination.
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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