Skrillex, AKA Sonny Moore, has become well known for speaking up about topics that concern him. From preaching during his Reddit AMA about being yourself, to tackling genre constraints in his recent interview with The Guardian, Skrillex tends to deliver his messages loud and clear.
In a recent feature on Skrillex by The Guardian, Sonny addressed the notion of EDM possibly tipping: “this dance music thing is not a bubble… because it’s not about dubstep, or techno, or house, or any other sound: those things coexist and support each other. It’s not like when grunge or nu-metal or whatever became the new trend and everyone was chasing one sound and that scene turned in on itself and lost what it had to begin with. There’s room for everything.”
According to the current mindsets of EDM fans, the worst thing you can possibly do as a producer is make something other than what your fan-base has come to expect, and any attempt to produce anything even a little bit different will be quickly and brutally deemed as “selling out.” So right off the bat, Sonny wanted to make sure that he would never be tied down to any genre, and he’s been quite successful at it. From progressive house, electro house, and glitch-hop, to drum and bass, dubstep, and trap, Skrillex has managed to hop between genres quite easily and effectively, because that’s what he set out to do.
Read the full feature here.