Ten Reasons to Not Hate Skrillex
4. He Can Make a Remix Eclipse the Original Track
Benny Bennassi's "Cinema," a melodic dance track featuring Gary Go, is a nice little love song set to a four-four beat. Skrillex's remix turns it into a completely different beast -- a chopped up slice of madness that combines dubstep 2.0's trademark wobbles and bass-drops with old-school hardcore and acid house flourishes. In this version, the vocals become disembodied and ghostly, floating in a compelling, goosebump-inducing fog. Even the most hard-hearted has to agree that this track is more exciting than Bennassi's original.
3. Oh Yeah, He Won Three Grammys
One of those was, in fact, for that remix discussed above. (The other two were for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album.) Whether the Grammys "mean anything" or not, enough people took notice of Skrillex's impact to recognize him for it. It's just too bad he got weirdly left out of the dance music segment of the live broadcast.