Not too long ago we introduced you to up and coming electro house producer Skrillex. We also linked you to a free download of his EP, My Name is Skrillex. Since then, I’ve given the EP a listen and have found it to be a solid base for the young musician. It does a great job at having the listener discover his sound – hard, rocking electro synths and fast-paced beats. A lot of his stuff sounds reminds me of grindcore, only translated to EDM. I think for the most part I enjoy his productions – it’s a breath of fresh air after the dutch house trumpet has saturated so many dance tracks here in the US. The only criticism I have of his music is that a lot of the songs sound very similar. But, I guess that consistency is important for a new artist to show introduce himself to the world. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing his future productions and how how his sounds evolves.
On his EP, I particularly liked F*cking Die 1. It’s actually a dubstep track, which surprised me; it’s cool that he’s showing variance in his productions. It’s also impressive that he does it well. It starts off with harmonizing lines and eventually builds up to a sick drop. I particularly like the electro synth used in this song. It’s different from other dubstep tunes in that it’s exactly what you would imagine a Skrillex dubstep track to sound like. Great rhythm, quirky sampling, and originality is what made this track stand out to me. On his EP, it goes directly into F*cking Die 2, an electro house remix. This one was pretty cool to me, but not as impressive as its counterpart.
If you enjoy Skrillex’s sound, then you should definitely check out his remix of The Black Eyed Peas track Rock Your Body. Don’t worry, it sounds nothing like the original (no offense if you liked it). The introduction is a nice rework that sets the tone for the rest of the song up until the build up at 0:47, which is HUGE! It’s the most impressive drop I’ve heard in an electro house remix in a while–like Benny Benassi on drugs.
Skrillex has been doing some great work early on in his career. He is the essence of the LA electro scene, and I look forward to hearing more of his creations in the future. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for an adrenaline rush!