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.

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enrique3402
enrique3402

And speaking of taste it isn't even that tasteful some songs are okay if you're feeling in that type of mood but the bass drops are stupid there's no rythm,only mindless screeching and wubbing. To be honest Skrillex has gotten so popular that he's overshadowing electronic artists who have studied their trade and can mix good music, which as a whole degrades the image of electronic music to the rest of us. Skrillex's fans are the beliebers of the techno world, like we have the emo fags (no hate to actual emo people who are having problems with their lives, I'm talking about the spoilt brats eho are mad at mommy and daddy for buying them the wrong colored iphone) who listen to blood on the dance floor, black veil brides, etc etc.

enrique3402
enrique3402

Skrillex doesn't have any talent, but that's not to say his music is bad. When it comes to music he has taste, but being able to perform live takes talent. I could sit at his computer and by the end of one day have mixed an alright song. In one whole day, he'd be lucky to have learned 3 chords on my guitar. That's the difference between taste and talent, maybe if Skrillex used a launchpad like some of those guys on youtube it'd be more respectable, but even his "live performances" consist of pre-Mixed tracks.

duuuude.....
duuuude.....

made it ok for kids to dance again?  juvenille made it ok for kids to dance with "back that azz up" where were the kids then?????!?!?!

Mike Murray
Mike Murray

"Oh, and he won 3 grammys" is not a reason to not hate anyone. The list of people we all hate who have won awards from self important, industry big wig morons goes on practically for ever. Otherwise though, this is a great article.

Prosper A Mamane
Prosper A Mamane

does anyone know if Skrillex is playing any Miami Music Week (Winter Music Conference) shows aside from Ultra?? 

SomeoneOver21
SomeoneOver21

Did you wake up this morning without an article idea and a fast approaching deadline? What a shit article for a shit artist.

FongTeee
FongTeee

No way man that dude is like totally rocking it. Wow.Total-Privacy dot US

FongTeee
FongTeee

Sounds like a pretty rock solid plan to me. I neve really thought about it like that before though.Going-Anon.tk

Robin
Robin

How about 10 reasons to hate shitty blog writers that split a single column into a 5 pages in a desperate attempt to drive up their clicks?

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Hollister Dixon
Hollister Dixon

I gave up when you called From First to Last "screamo."

Milly Vanilly
Milly Vanilly

This proves i can make music with my asshole and name my asshole skrillex, record my asshole singing fluently in collaboration with david guetta and korn put it on youpoop, Boom Success,, and as a last minute offer Im going to start selling 5 pounds of dog shit online with the purchase of skrillex new single on itunes, the perfect combination for the modern hipster.

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ArielleCastilloYouFaggot
ArielleCastilloYouFaggot

 You're Ten Reasons to Not Hate Skrillex DEBUNKED: 10) No genre is better than another. They are simply different. 9) Since when does dancing have to be 'cool'? Be yourself, man. 8) Lil Wayne can also revive careers, but he's still trash. 7) Only with today's music has it become acceptable for someone who hasn't been "in the music scene" to be a musician. 6) "The Skrillex Sound Doesn't Suck Like Other Dance Music"; So other dance music sucks now? Now, you're just being a typical douche... 5) "OWSLA" signs people. Labels do typically do just that. 4) This entry is just Butt-Kissing/Someone's opinion. 3) Oh yeah, he won awards. Accolades should bring forth more accolades, amirite? 2) More Butt-Kissing AND he's relatable... as in, he's human (OMG) 1) "He's got people talking about electronic music again" You mean because he's mainstream and that's what people do - talk about mainstream music. Fuckers.

Silvia Velarde
Silvia Velarde

As a person i don't dislike him its the music that i don't enjoy, why would anyone hate someone they don't know personally?

Josh
Josh

The only thing I dislike about Skrillex is the fact that his music sounds like a live pig being run through a table saw. Oh, and that hair....

SeanC the8*
SeanC the8*

If this is the future of music, I foresee lots of talk radio in my coming days.

Prophit
Prophit

wow a solid argument I'm impressed 

Manny Duran
Manny Duran

Ten good points I can't disagree with and feel that most rational—and levelheaded—people would agree. I always point out, during conversations on Skrillex—which happen more often than anybody would like—that people like Skrillex are needed (and will always appear) to turn the tide and start popularity shifts within any sort of medium (electronic music, in this case). The thesis meets its antithesis and create the synthesis of change.

Hollister Dixon
Hollister Dixon

Then I decided to keep reading, and read:

6. The Skrillex Sound Doesn't Suck Like Other Dance Music 

Seriously? C'mon, man. I don't give a damn how easy it is to relate to a musician, I want it to sound good, and interesting, and not like someone just hitting random buttons. His sound is incredibly derivative, and the fact that he, and others, consider his brand of music to be "Dubstep" is insulting to everyone that has ever come out of Croydon.

Skrillex
Skrillex

 and he's a faggot for getting peole to mosh pit at raves. REALLY?! those little punk asses can't even score a girl on xtc and instead hit each other. thanks sonny moore. first to last sucked too

Arielle Castillo
Arielle Castillo

 Hey, just to clarify, that subhead on number six isn't what I originally wrote. My intention was that he brings a different perspective to other COMMERCIAL dance music on the radio which, frankly, sounds like stuff that was around a long time ago. Obviously, I do not think that dance music sucks because I have been involved in the scene since the late '90s.

If you click around on my past backlog of articles here you'll see plenty of coverage of all styles of electronic music, underground, commercial, and whatever else. That said, I have no reason to kiss anyone's butt -- and anyone who knows my personal tastes knows I kept them out of this story -- and this story was meant to play devil's advocate against a number of the most common reasons people give for hating on Skrillex.

You're right, number four is a matter of opinion; I like that track.

In any event, I appreciate that you did read the whole story and take the time to give a point-by-point rebuttal, so thanks.

Arielle Castillo
Arielle Castillo

 Indirectly, that's kind of my point. Leaving personal taste out of it -- which I did in this story, except for in #4, because I do like that track! -- he's accomplished a fair bit that's hard to argue with. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

elijah
elijah

that hair...... he is doing his own thing not like everybody else he is very unique 

Arielle Castillo
Arielle Castillo

BTW what would have been the appropriate genre tag for FFTL... Sure, it's not like... Hot Cross or Pg. 99 or something but that's an easily recognized tag for that generation of bands which many people can recognize. Again, thanks for reading!

Arielle Castillo
Arielle Castillo

 To clarify, I didn't write that subhead as such. The point of that particular bullet point is that if anything, he at least sounds different from the Guetta ripoffs currently all over American radio. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment though.

Arielle Castillo
Arielle Castillo

Damn repeating the word "recognized" too many times, but anyways. Yes, I know what "real screamo" is because... unlike a lot of people commenting on this article or even the kids into "skramz," I was actually around for it.

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