Thraed of Skrillex

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fauxmarc loi (The Reverend), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ thats his big one. the track that started this thread was one he played at the party's peak. 'i am skrillex' is big as well

Creedance House Mafia (D-40), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if that cupstacker knows about the sample.

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the original post? its an official remix. imo the original is kind of weak tbh

Creedance House Mafia (D-40), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

the original is superior to the remix in every way i know.

blah blah blah, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Where did I read that quote about how the basslines sounded like "an angry robot having sex with a motorcycle"?

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, but I wouldn't trust anyone who said that they didn't want to hear music that sounds like that.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cheers. That one's more obviously dubstep than I expected. If someone told me it was a more critically respected UK producer I wouldn't be surprised. Cinema is more like the corny, cross-genre sound I imagined.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, that'll be because it's a remix of Benny Benassi.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The funny thing for me about all of this is when I talked to a local DJ who plays some really intense grinding tracks and mixes it with a bunch of pop, he hates Skrillex so much.

Not even good enough for a brostep DJ.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Skrillex must be the lowest common denominator in a whole bunch of things. There's that Japanese ex-metal guy too, Borgore (or Boregore?), and you can tell he's heavily influenced by death metal. He has an EP/mini album called "Borgore Ruined Dubstep".

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shouldn't forward thinking music be considered completely crass and tasteless by 20-30 somethings?

― pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 01:23 (10 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

NO. JUST NO.

20-30 somethings have been traditionally cool with forward thinking music for the past 60 years if its dope. Only when it is shit and teenager-y like Skrillex or hair metal idk have 20-30 somethings found it to be crass and tasteless. (Also, this isn't even innovative music - we are fucking discussing afx twin more in this thread than we are the rapey looking hipster.)

GOIT BUZZ TOYS (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i totally didn't get that skrillex was being referred to as "forward-thinking"

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost When punk came along the music press was inundated with letters from jaded hard rock fans moaning about a lack of Deep Purple and Quo. When grunge kicked off, all I remember hearing from the older crowd on TV/radio was how "it just sounds like a guy whimpering in a corner until someone whacks him round the head with a frying pan for the chorus". And I'm sure rave music pissed off a fair few 20-30 somethings ("it's not even proper music - just bosh bosh bosh and kid's TV samples"

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

X-post : Well, I did make a list of the people he was ripping off.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, jazz hipster's were not down with early rock and roll either.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

those are completely fair assessments of grunge & rave music

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

My point, if I have one, is that if you compress layers upon layers of trash culture one onto the other sometimes what you get isn't just pure shit.

Sometimes you get White Zombie or Pitchshifter though. Not really sure where this all going.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shouldn't forward thinking music be considered completely crass and tasteless by 20-30 somethings?

I remember a variant on this discussion at Mixmag in the late 90s re: happy hardcore, like, "This sounds fucking horrible and crass but I guess people thought that about rave 10 years ago so maybe this is actually great because the kids love it?" But no, it really was just horrible and crass. Sometimes the stuff that certain kids like and older critics don't isn't secretly avant-garde and radical after all. Not saying that Skrillex is as bad as happy hardcore but there's no blanket rule here and "I don't get it so I guess it must be great on some level" critical cringe isn't always helpful.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres a middle ground too tho werent zep and black sabbath shitted on by critics at the time

Creedance House Mafia (D-40), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loved More Human Than Human when I was about 15, but nothing else Rob Zombie's ever done.

Pitchshifter, Senser and all those acts who tried to mix hard rock/metal and electronica failed terribly as they never managed to achieve the best of either element. Skrillex is interesting because it's the first purely electronic dance music (discounting industrial/EBM) that appeals directly to a traditionally rock-oriented market, and in doing so has managed that task considerably well.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"More Human Than Human" is on my short-list of entrance music should I ever need any (see also Deneice Williams' "Let's Hear It For The Boy").

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

im gonna say that his live show was a whole lot better than plenty of live shows ive been to by more 'respected' bands & that ppl def undersell a great live artist at their own peril esp in the post paying-for-cds world

Creedance House Mafia (D-40), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard enough bizarre distorted noise when I was deejaying lowest common denominator electrohouse and dubstep to be pretty well immune to the affect, but the thing that I've found interesting about Skrillex is that he managed to shoehorn all that side chain compression/bitcrushed FM synth/ video game noise into fairly well written songs. I'm curious if he's going to try to be a songwriter or a musician who makes dance tracks, because its hard to do both. Particularly when you're the figurehead of the "new rave scene" in America.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not looking forward to "proper songs" tbh. Pendulum were harmless enough until they added that horrible emo-lite singer to the mix. Skrillex is just left of mallcore for me not to mind his schtick too much.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's the first purely electronic dance music (discounting industrial/EBM) that appeals directly to a traditionally rock-oriented market

You're joking, right?

fauxmarc loi (The Reverend), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't that be Gary Numan? Or something roughly around the same time period?

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

gary numan doesn't really strike me as dance music tbh

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

True enough.

The Prodigy would be the first really big crossover of an electronic act into rock?

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're forgetting about the UK, dude.

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well if we're talking about the difference between American and European markets, you just add something like 15 years onto the timeline for America.

Kraftwerk, Numan and New Order all started as rock bands and slowly went electronic, I was trying to think of someone who took the opposite route.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moby.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fatboy Slim

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prodigy/Chems/Fatboy Slim circa 1997 the obvious precedent - John the Baptists to Skrillex's Jesus if you will. Though they would obviously be horrified by that.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's a firestarter, twisted firestarter.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kraftwerk, Numan and New Order all started as rock bands and slowly went electronic, I was trying to think of someone who took the opposite route.

― pattern loader, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:19 AM Bookmark

Skrillex was in a rock band tho.

fauxmarc loi (The Reverend), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Primal Scream kind of go back and forth

Number None, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

From First To Last, the Housemartins of their time

shiroibasketshoes & tuxedos (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xpost: So Skrillex would be rock->dubstep/proghouse->rock influenced crossover.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prodigy/Chems/Fatboy Slim circa 1997 the obvious precedent - John the Baptists to Skrillex's Jesus if you will. Though they would obviously be horrified by that.

― Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:37 AM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Horrified by the comparison to Skrillex or the Christian stuff.

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

?

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prodigy/Chems/Fatboy Slim circa 1997 the obvious precedent - John the Baptists to Skrillex's Jesus if you will. Though they would obviously be horrified by that.

― Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Tuesday, November 15, 2011

they've no reason to be horrified - they made enough terrible music between themselves

post, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm fairly certain that if offered some kind of Skrillex collab the Prodigy members would be very enthusiastic. Anyone who wrote Smack My Bitch Up would.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

vs

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink


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