Love him or hate him, Skrillex doesn’t give a damn. His ADHD song-writing and demonic sound design were enough to land him 9 of the 10 top positions on Beatport (at the same time). His hairstyle is equally ground-breaking.
- 01 Mord Fustang / A New World
Mord Fustang is the synth-heavy, upbeat version of Wolfgang Gartner. And Wolfgang Gartner is like a darker, more mature equivalent to Skrillex. And Skrillex is a more talented version of...
- 02 Skrillex & The Doors / Breakn a Sweat
This song is by Skrillex and the Doors. Makes no sense on paper, yet it came out dope. The making of this song was featured in the documentary Re:Generation. Also notable- this is one of the few Skrillex songs to feature his voice without being heavily modified by effects. ("I'm breaking a sweat")
- 03 Skrillex & Damian / Make It Bun Dem
"Make it Bun Dem" was a smash hit collaboration between Skrillex and Damien Marley, arguably the most talented of Bob Marley's many children. There are dozens of remixes for this song, but the original is still the best.
- 04 Zedsdead / Rudeboy
Classic dubstep tune, with a slightly hip-hop flavor. And the crunchy, distorted bass makes Skrillex smile.
- 05 M Black / Crush BAR9 Remix
Wobbly Dubstep with pretty vocals. Nicely glitched up. Kinda emo. With some cool synthesizers. Skrillex would be proud.
- 06 Datsik & Downlink / Against the Machines
One of the first big Dubstep tunes to emerge from North America, and it remains unparalleled in sheer brutality. Also, unparalleled in futuristic robot references.
- 07 Skrillex / Summit feat Ellie Goulding
Summit shows off the sexy side of Skrillex, and gives us a nice cool-down point in the playlist. I'm not sure where Ellie Goulding is in the song. The main vocals are definitely Skrillex himself. Her vocals must be the ones that are sampled, pitched, and chopped to tiny bits. This vocal trick still sounds fresh to my ears. Detailed and impressive production, as usual.
- 08 Skrillex / Kill Everybody
Crowd-pleasing favorite from the Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP. I listen to this every morning, first thing when I wake up. It's better than coffee.
- 09 Wolfgang Gartner / Fire Power (Original Mix)
Skrillex may have popularized the "Complextro" style, but artists like Wolfgang Gartner have been producing hyperactive tunes for years. Listen to the variety of sounds switching in and out during the drop. Bonus: Music producers refer to this technique as "checkerboarding."
- 10 Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard, and BT / In The Air feat. Angela McCluskey (Mord Fustang Remix)
The Mord Fustang sound is like Skrillex, after 7 bottles of Mountain Dew. He's from Estonia and doesn't show his face to the public. "Unique talent" doesn't even begin to describe Mord. Let's finish the playlist with his thoughtful remix of "In the Air."