Ultra Music Festival 2012's Top Seven Artists Under 25: Avicii, Skrillex, and Five Others
|Photo by Ian Witlen|
|Skrillex (AKA Sonny John Moore) is only 24.|
Before you get the big dollars, you've got to pay your dues and take a few hits. So it's no surprise most of these heavy hitters are well into their 30s or even older.
But over the last couple of years, there's been a youth invasion of the scene. And suddenly, some of the hottest names in dance music aren't even old enough to attend their own shows! If they weren't the main attraction, that is.
Just check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's top seven artists under 25.
This popular Swedish producer is the man behind one of house music's biggest anthems in years. He's worked with giants like John Dahlback and David Guetta, played festival stages from Pacha to EDC in LA, and he'll be headlining Saturday at this year's Ultra. In 2011, he was ranked the sixth best DJ in the world by DJ Magazine - and he's only 22. I mean, how did he even know that Etta James song existed!
Everyone loves Skrillex. Or they love to hate him. But as he stands just a couple months clear of 24 years, you've got to at least respect the guy. Armed with three Grammys, two years in the game and one iconic haircut, Skrillex has changed the EDM scene forever. He's brought more fans to the dance floor than could have ever been imagined, and for that, we think he's pretty cool.
At only 19 years old, this electro house producer is barely old enough to walk into the club he's being paid mad money to perform for. But already Porter Robinson is signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label and has toured the world with cats like Deadmau5, Tiesto and Diplo. He's even done official remixes for Lady Gaga and fellow youngin' Avicii. And to think, last year he was graduating high school.