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Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Skrillex

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Recording on a laptop at his apartment in 2010, Skrillex had yet to go full dubstep with his second EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, named after David Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). Sure, sizable chunks of Skrillex's future trademark sound seep into the first cut, “Rock 'n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain).” But he had yet to really perfect the down-pitched low-end wobble that became synonymous with his name. The opening song here is a patchwork of cut-up textures and samples shuffled like a deck of cards over an electro house foundation. The title track resets the limbo bar for Skrillex to dip even lower into that sternum-rattling bass. (And just to confuse his fans and friends, the producer sampled a soundbite of speed-stacking champion Rachael Nedrow yelling, “Yes, oh my gosh!,” which sparked a flurry of rumors about the two being romantically involved.) The standout “Scatta” features the rapid-fire rhymes of British grime MCs Foreign Beggars and Bare Noize, though it’s Skrillex’s gnarled bass with serrated textures that gives this cut its true voice.

Customer Reviews

THIS IS THE FUTURE PEOPLE. GET IT.

Ok. I have been into electronica for quite a while. And there are SO many subgenres to explore and experiment with. With this album, Skrillex is able to show his skills as a hard-hitting and talented producer. I love all of the songs and every remix is diverse. The collaboration with Foreign Beggars is extremely satisfying too.

The bass lines are SICK. The synth solo on With You, Friends (Long Drive) is AMAZING. The drop on Rock N' Roll (specifically at 2:22) is SWEET. The sampling is PERFECT. I could go on and on. I can't tell you how many times I've listened to the album. CLICK DOWNLOAD AND TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP. BTW, I paid like $10.50 for this CD on Beatport when it first came out. (And that was with 20% off!) BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. $7.99? NO PROBLEM.

so good

Skrillex=Dirty

you call it dubstep but its so much more than that!!

This album is nothing short of amazing. The sounds are like nothing I haver ever heard before and the combinations Sonny comes up are sick. Do yourself a favor, buy this album and become enlightened.

Biography

Born: January 15, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Sonny Moore found club and mainstream stardom beginning in 2008, when he swapped his gig as the frontman in post-hardcore band From First to Last for the dancefloor-oriented project Skrillex. He originally used the name for live DJ sets, but in 2009 the project moved into the studio with Skrillex remixing the likes of Lady Gaga ("Bad Romance") and Snoop Dogg ("Sensual Seduction"). In 2010, the self-released digital download EP My Name Is Skrillex appeared, combining the Benny Benassi...
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Dance, Music, Electronic, House
  • Released: Dec 21, 2010
  • Parental Advisory

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