In a cluttered home studio in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, mere blocks from where he wrote “Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites”, the song that sold millions of copies and helped instigate one of the largest shifts in modern American music in recent memory, the galvanizing totem of a youth movement daps at a midi controller, ceaselessly cuing the same snare sound over and over and over and over, for literally hours. Literally. Hours.
Skrillex has a lot of thank-yous. 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. Whether with his label, OWSLA, his numerous media projects, the NEST online community or the building in downtown LA he’s currently converting into a state-of-the-art creative space, Skrillex knows there’s power in numbers. Skrillex quite simply loves to make things.
Across the board, those numbers are significant- when a person with one of the largest social media followings in the world decides to engage his community, they engage back. Within a year of forming the label, OWSLA, in 2011, it had launched the careers of some of the most buzzing names in American electronic music, all the while staying true to their connection to the community of artists around them and exploring multiple genres along the way. OWSLA continues to pick up momentum, more heads become aware every day, and they tell their friends.
Skrillex – Show Tracks EP
Skrillex has shared two new songs, “Fuji Opener (feat. Alvin Risk)” and “Mumbai Power (feat. Beam)” as a surprise EP titled Show Tracks. Both tracks have appeared in his recent live sets and are a special gift for fans. Listen HERE!
This year Skrillex reunited with Boys Noize as their supergroup Dog Blood, worked on Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project and Kelsey Lu’s album Blood, produced Lykke Li’s “Two Nights” Pt. 2 with Ty Dolla Sign, collaborated with TroyBoi for “WARLORDZ,” plus made the theme song for the highly-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III with Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada.
Listen to Show Tracks below and watch for more from Skrillex coming soon.
Listen to Show Tracks EP: https://Skrillex.lnk.to/showtracksPR