Thraed of Skrillex

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

Undercut vs. inverse mohawk not even a fight really.

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well the inverse mohawk is a lot more practical if you're balding.

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Strikes me that it doesn't have to be a choice of either of those two haircuts cos why not have both?

next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

pattern loader, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

well played

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kraftwerk - not exactly dance music, not exactly appealing directly to Rock (capital R) fans
Numan - same
New Order - again, it's not electronic music and it's more pop than rock
Moby - no. I mean, he made a rock album and he made electronic albums, but I don't think the two worlds converged. I don't think you got a lot of metalheads getting into Play.
Fatboy Slim, Chems etc - they had crossover appeal and some rock fans got into dance through them, but I don't think they were aiming squarely at a rock crowd.

Closest is the Prodigy, Fat Of The Land onwards, but still they got Gizz Butt to shove guitars all over their music and still came from a dance milieu. I should clarify I was talking about purely electronic dance music aimed at the hard rock market.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Skrillex's fanbase came to him via Deadmau5 as much as they did via screamo.

fauxmarc loi (The Reverend), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Numan in his Tubeway Army days definitely had a lot of crossover appeal to say, glam
I agree that Fatboy is probably the closest real "mainstream" thing we've had lately, especially as he tended to have a lot of "I can't believe he is intentionally ruining this" moments

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

Moby - no. I mean, he made a rock album and he made electronic albums, but I don't think the two worlds converged. I don't think you got a lot of metalheads getting into Play.

i don't know about metalheads (and don't know if it has to be metalheads to apply) but moby was big in the alternative rock crowd starting with revolver but well on into a lot of tracks from play, the local radio station wfhs would put him alongside smashing pumpkins, afghan whigs, better than ezra etc with no problem. all of that being the first music i was actively into in my head i'm fully accustomed to still thinking of moby as a "band" myself.

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blue Monday is electronic music, dog latin.

Admins did ILX Haven (crüt), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

of course the US's historical relationship with dance music is quite different to the UK's which will change things. The people in the UK I know who follow him are all ex-nu-metallers (or their generic equivalent), but the US has always had that Go/Candy Rave thing which Skrillex is also very much a child of.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I parsed the previous post wrong when I mentioned Moby - I was talking about him as an artist who started making dance music and moved towards rock.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I put my ear closer to that Nice Sprites thing again the other day. Matt isn't wrong about his rhythms being a bit uninspired - most of the tracks stick to very simple half-step or 4/4 rhythms. I hadn't really noticed this before, because the rest of the music does have a number of twists and turns, "bits" coming in and out of the mix etc. I guess the beat anchors everything, and yeah compared to Aphex it's nowhere close. But I guess it's not meant to be IDM, it's big dumb rave music for emos so does it need to be complicated? I guess it would be a vast improvement if the beats were more exciting.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

how popular is Skrillex in the UK? Metal Hammer are covering him (probably due to Korn connection, but it backs up what dog latin says about nu-metallers liking him)

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a certain subsect of UK society who may as well and will forever be US emo-punk-metallers with tattoos, ear tubes and all that. Kerrang, being the most popular music publication in the UK (IIRC) means these guys proliferate throughout Britain and so there'll always be a huge market for angsty, driving, fratty rock over here. Then there's the dubstep connection - and of course a lot of dubstep kids are into Skrillex. It kind fo creates a mush of a subculture where hardcore kids hang out with rudeboys, with quite a big crossover. I can see Skrillex playing some pretty big shows over here.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

kerrang covers (or used to) cypress hill and the prodigy so it wouldnt surprise me in the least if they covered skrillex.

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hope that korn album is a total flop. i dread to think of dubstep metal becoming the next big thing

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

ach, frankly I couldn't care less if it is or it isn't. The next big thing is bound to be schoot whatever it is so if it's dubstep metal it'll be about as effective in pissing me off as much as anything else. The Korn/Skrillex thing sounds kind of great for the first 30 seconds until Jonathan Davis starts doing his tortured millionaire thing, and then you realise it's just a patchwork where korn get their bit and skrillex gets his. Skrillex seems to have a bit of an ear for strong melodies - I genuinely wonder what the van dyke parks collab will sound like. It seems so incongruous, but kind of makes sense at the same time.

Glo-Vember (dog latin), Thursday, 17 November 2011 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Korn album's actually pretty good.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 17 November 2011 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Number None, Monday, 16 January 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 16 January 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

which ilxor is going to post on there "its needs a donk"?

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 16 January 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

please let that not be real

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 16 January 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah if that's not shopped in some way then Skrillex fans are even worse than I imagined

frogbs, Monday, 16 January 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just checked. There are now 1,426 comments

Number None, Monday, 16 January 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

most of the recent comments are positive though

Number None, Monday, 16 January 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

this one is great too, found it linked on a messageboard by rdj himself http://www.skrillex.com/forums/751ae8-is-skrillex-about-to-release-an-ep-on-aphex-twins-record-label/

pat methamphetamine (diamonddave85), Monday, 16 January 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

good to the last drop

maghrib is back (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

teledyldonix, Monday, 16 January 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great piece from Nitsuh on My Chemical Romance, Skrillex and the origins of that world that people over a certain age will never truly get:

http://pitchfork.com/features/why-we-fight/8754-my-chemical-romance/

JLB Credit (Jack BS), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

fully went into that thinking "i bet it's the now oldhat excuse of excusing skrillex based on his derivate mall screamo roots" and was not disappointed

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a puzzle of a conundrum of a maze of excuses, if you will

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys really made it this far into the thraed without skrillex.gif?

NZA, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

NZA, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's been on other threads. :)

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is the best

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was hoping you'd show up with that tbh.

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

dying @ that

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn i didn't think anything could make me like skrillzex but that'll do it

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love that Kramer clip

Moodles, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

¯\(ツ)/¯ (am0n), Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks like an anonymous industry ad for dj gear

"behringer makes you go whoosh" etc

the star of many snuff films (Edward III), Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

he looks like a michael bay transformer

NZA, Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol at the skrillex windowlicker pic

тυᾔε➸ƴαґ∂﹩, ωн☺кїℓʟ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


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