I’m a huge fan of the Epic Rap Battles Of Historychannel on YouTube. Aside from the truly infectious songs, the lyrics are often bitingly clever and incredibly witty, cutting straight through the B.S. and bringing up the issues that everyone has with the characters portrayed.
Well, now the ERB guys are back and this time they’re tackling two rather famous musicians: Skrillex and Mozart. One’s a world-renowned composer whose work has lived through centuries and the other makes music that sounds like Transformers having an orgy (you can guess which one I’m rooting for, right?). Head on below to see the video and leave a comment with who you thought won the battle! READ MORE
This put a rather big smile on my face as it’s pretty damn ridiculous. YouTube user FrankNintendo64 took a ton of dubstep artist Skrillex‘s songs (up until early 2012) and placed them over each other (with no pitch shifting correction) to create the ultimate Skrillex song. At points, it’s a complete garbled mess. At other points, it’s rather hilarious how well everything works together. Check it out below. READ MORE
Skrillex has dropped a new EP entitled Leaving, which you can listen to below. The EP was released through The Nest, a music subscription service run through Skrillex’s label OWSLA. The service costs $12 per month but gives members advance releases, tools, and other assorted fun stuff.
Skrillex stated via drip.fm, “first of all, i want to thank you so much for supporting the Nest. this is not about changing the music industry now, it’s about supporting great and forward thinking tools like drip.fm to connect us on a more personal level. the fact that we have a direct way to give you guys content without any of the red tape that the normal distribution mediums have makes it really easy fun for us and gives us a new platform to be creative and spontaneous. we hope you know that we put a great effort into providing awesome stuff straight to you.
Here are some songs that i put together for an ep that came together last minute. scary bolly dub is a song I’ve been playing in my sets for a while. I use it more as a dj tool, but I wanted you guys to have it.
The reason and Leaving came together last minute. I made Leaving in my hotel room in mexico and just finished the Reason an hour ago in my hotel room in miami. I guess it’s just kind of a reflection of how I’m feeling right now. Hope you guys enjoy these quality wavs.” READ MORE
You know who were two rather interesting looking characters in The Matrix Reloaded? Those albino creeps that had the dreadlocks. Sure, their characters were as flat as any Kristen Stewart performance (ZING!) but they drew the eye towards them and were genuinely one of the more exciting parts of the movie.
So what does this have to do with Skrillex, you ask me? Simple. In the new video “Breakn’ A Sweat” (which features The Doors), those albino fellas, on their day off, decided to hop on some jetskis, ride out amongst some pissed off robotic sharks and drop grenades into the water. Y’know, a typical day off. Oh, then they eat some really fleshy pearl looking things, get sucked out of the Matrix (or back in…who knows anymore?) and are suddenly running from the cops while one of them is about to go into labor and birth a sun. You know, I think Skrillex might be trying a wee bit too hard with this one. Check out the video below and lend your thoughts.
Skrillex has also made available a limited edition three vinyl box set that collects his first three EPs in once place. You can pre-order the badboy here. READ MORE
EDM superstar Skrillex will be bringing 2013 to The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI on Dec. 31st at ‘The Bang’. Support will come from Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, D.I.M., and Destructo. Tickets for this event go on sale this Friday here.
The last time I was at a concert on New Year’s Eve was back in 1999 at the Pontiac Silverdome, where I saw Sevendust, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Metallica ring in the new millenium. Was it badass? Oh yes. Oh yes it was. So maybe another New Year’s Eve concert party is in order. Hmmm… READ MORE
It’s nearing that time again when the music industry collectively pat each other on the backs and present awards to artists who already have shelves devoted to little statues that they earned based on record sales and not any sort of artistic merit. Yup, I’m talking about the AMAs (American Music Awards). But, before we get our panties in a bunch, let’s actually look at what the AMAs were created for. You see, according to a press release, Dick Clark created the AMAs in 1973 as a means of paying “…tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.”
So, I’m left scratching my head. Why even create such an event? What is the purpose? I mean, aside from the collective back patting and sycophantic groveling that I mentioned above, is there a point to these shows? Well, obviously ratings. People are gonna tune in to see over-the-top performances (where their favorite artist will no doubt be lip syncing) so they can gush about them to their friends via Facebook and Twitter (who talks on a phone anymore, right?). It’s also a status symbol: “My favorite artist won an award, meaning that he/she/they HAVE to be respected and lauded!”
Whatever. As per my thoughts on ANY award ceremony, I don’t think they do a damn thing. The only people that tune in are those that have a vested interest. No one that is seeking avenues to find new music will even consider watching. What’s the point? They’ve already heard it all before.
If you want to see the list of AMA nominations, check it out below. It’ll be a really recognizable and familiar list. READ MORE
Australian duo Knife Party have announced a 5-date run this Halloween season entitled the ‘Haunted House’ tour. Support will come from Tommy Trash, Kill the Noise, Zane Lowe, Style of Eye and Baauer. However, at the Denver stop, there will be an exclusive two hour back-to-back set with Skrillex. Check out the dates below.
Note: You should TOTALLY watch the video for “Centipede” that I included below. It starts off with a 40′s/50′s classic horror intro and then just goes balls to the wall crazy. It’s a lot of fun and definitely a visual feast for any horror fan! READ MORE
Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of listening to Skrillex, or any dubstep artist for that matter, is that it’s really hard to sing along with the song because the lyrics are so deep, meaningful, and freakin’ unintelligible!!! A prime example of this is “First Of The Year (Equinox)”. The video (below) shows a man follow a small girl into a dilapidated basement with the intention of drugging her and, theoretically, having his way with her (what a perv). However, the girl, using her mystical, magical, My Little Pony powers, proceeds to levitate and pummel the unholy crap out of Mr. “I grow older, they stay the same age, yes they do, yes they do”.
But are those images reflected in the lyrics? Is there something incredible and poignant that I’m missing because I simply cannot understand what is being said? Well, no longer do I have to worry! Lyrics for the song have been provided and WOW! They open my eyes up to the genius that is the poet known as Skrillex! Check ‘em out below and share your thoughts on the majestic glory! READ MORE
Today marks the release of The Devil Made Me Do It (iTunes), the first new Scum Of The Earth album since 2007’s Sleaze Freak. Bloody-Disgusting caught up with mainman Riggs (ex-Rob Zombie) to talk about the delay in between albums, Riggs’ love of horror, and some of his…shall we say unique guitars? We’ve also got the lowdown on who Riggs would love to see Scum Of The Earth tour with. Check it all out below! READ MORE
Skrillex and Pretty Lights have announced the “With Your Friends” festival, which will take place in Nashville, TN on Oct. 26th and 27th. Supporting acts will come from Nas, Santigold, 12th Planet, Dillon Francis, Michel Menert, and TOKiMONSTA. The festival will take place on the waterfront in downtown Nashville and there are plans for a private, post-festival event that will take place at an as-of-yet undetermined location.
YouTube user BoyInABand has released this pretty awesome djent cover of Skrillex‘s Rock And Roll, which you can watch below. While I’m really impressed by a lot of the individual components of the video (that tone coming from the bass is AWESOME), the overall product seemed to have too much going on at times. Still, it’s very much worth checking out and, if you’re so inclined, you can download the song for free here and make it your weekend theme!
Update: You can download the song for free (only available for one week)
Korn (featuring Skrillex and Kill The Noise) has released a new single today via ARTISTDirectcalled Narcissistic Cannibal and you can hear it right after the jump! The track comes off the upcoming album The Path Of Totality, which comes out December 6th. It’s an entertaining song but definitely not something mind blowing or radically different that will shape the sound of future music.
Okay, I need some help here people: I just saw this awesome video of a band covering Skrillex‘s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites. Trouble is, I have absolutely no idea what the bass and the guitar are doing at certain points in the song. It’s not what notes they are playing or the chords, it’s how the hell are they making those sounds??? Just check out the bass around :56 seconds as well as the guitar around 1:25. I’m really curious to know the technology behind those sounds. Hell, I’m kinda tempted, once I know what it is, to throw it into one of my project guitars just to have some fun.
Check out the video after the jump and help me out!
Korn has announced that they will be releasing a new album, The Path To Totality, on December 6th. They’ll also be hitting the road in November to promote the upcoming release. The album will apparently be completely like the track they released earlier this summer, Get Up (which featured Skrillex), in that Korn has worked with various dubstep and electronic musicians on each track of the album.
Some song titles released are Narcissistic Cannibal, Burn the Obedient, Illuminati, Kill Mercy Within, and Chaos Lives In Everything. The album will feature appearances by electronic musicians such as Datsik, Noisia, Excision, Kill The Noise, and more.
I’ve made it pretty clear by now that I’m a huge fan of Skrillex, right? Okay, just making sure. Well, one of my favorite tracks on the More Monsters And Sprites EP is the song First of the Year (Equinox). The first time I heard it, the “Call 9-1-1 now!” scream made me jump a few inches. After that, I was treated to the sound of what can only be described as Transformers hardcore banging it out. So awesome. I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t get excited at the thought of Optimus Prime and Elita One engaging in copious amounts of oil-leaking fornication? Anybody? Any takers?
Whoa, went on a tangent there. Coming back to the point, Skrillex has released a video for First of the Year (Equinox) that features a creepy pedophile stalking a little girl into an abandoned warehouse. What happens afterwards? Well, let’s just say that he might’ve wished he’d gone the other way. Check out the video after the jump and enjoy!
Skrillex, the industrial dubstep sensation, has announced the largest tour of his career yet, the Mothership tour. Spanning three months and covering a vast majority of North America, he will be hitting almost every conceivable location…except for f*cking Detroit!!! Seriously, what kinda B.S. is that? His music sounds like Transformers banging it out and I want to hear that in person! Actually, the thought of Optimus Prime bending over Starscream is putting a bad taste in my mouth…
Several weeks ago, I posted about Get Up, the collaboration between Korn and Skrillex and you guys apparently loved it! Well, now you can spread an official lyric video around to all your friends courtesy of the fine people at Roadrunner Records. Check it out below.
One of my new favorite artists that I can’t stop listening to is Skrillex, the industrial/electronic artist that has taken the music world by storm. His latest EP release, More Monsters And Sprites, has been playing constantly in my place for the last week and shows no signs of stopping. So, after the jump, you can watch the first ever official Skrillex music video for his track Rock N Roll. Keep an eye out for all the celebrity/musician cameos peppered throughout!
Skrillex, the musician who has taken the electronic world by storm, just released a new album today entitled More Monsters And Sprites. Below is Equinox, the first track off the album and I’m really digging on it. I also love the scream that comes in right around the 1:00 mark.
Check after the jump for the track listing of More Monsters And Sprites.
LA based electronic musician Skrillex has teamed up with Munky and Jonathan Davis from Korn for a new track called ‘Get Up‘. The track, courtesy of Some Kind Of Awesome, is after the jump and you have got to hear it! It’s heavy, it’s crazy and it’s something I want to blast while I’m driving near preschools (hey, gotta get them early, right?).