Ten Reasons to Not Hate Skrillex
6. The Skrillex Sound Doesn't Suck Like Other Dance Music
As everyone rushes to copy the patented David Guetta urban-pop-dance mash-up sound, most also-ran producers are doing it totally wrong. "Dance music" may rule Top 40 radio currently, but most of it in the airwave wastelands sounds like track rejects from Ibiza and South Beach a decade ago. Skrillex's growing mainstream popularity at least brings a darker, less painfully chipper sound to the proceedings. If anything, it seems more appropriate to our times than pop-dance's willful escapism.
5. His Label, OWSLA, Is Predicting the Future
If Skrillex got a nice hype handout through a cosign from Deadmau5, he's paying it forward with his own label, OWSLA. So far, the imprint has released music from a handful of new interesting names, like Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson.