Funk and Filth Hall of Fame - Filth #3 - Skrillex
Check the more recent Skrillex post in the new Funk and Filth Hall of Fame!
There's no denying it, Skrillex is a phenomenon. 2011 seems to have been the year where he has truly exploded, and never has an individual's brand of music been so instantly recognizable, gained such widespread and diverse support and yet still remained cutting-edge and fresh! He cannot be accused of churning out the same thing time after time, but you still always know a Skrillex tune when you hear one. He has a fair bit to show for his work over the last year, 5 Grammy Award nominations, yes FIVE (Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical and Best Short Form Music Video), the only artists to pick up more are Adele, Kanye West and the Foo Fighters!.
Some may accuse him of "commercializing" their beloved dubstep and making it too wide-spread, but this is going to be innevitable when you make good music! Dubstep will undoubtedly have it's day, and when it has been and gone the true lovers will remain, whilst the fickle will move onto whatever the next big thing is! All this aside, Skrillex is pure, lowdown, undeniable filth of the highest calibre!
I saw him at Bestival this year and, even though we were towards the back of the arena, his set still felt like it was rumbling every bone in my body and the whole place seemed to be a giant mosh pit. Great stuff, worthy Funk and Filth Hall of Fame Top 3! Check out the mind-blowing video for his track 'First of the Year' below, and then grab some free downloads of some Skrillex monsters remixed by Funk and Filth favourites REL1 and Freakmasterz.