State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene



2 DAYS!!! Today’s feature artist is Skrillex:

“‘I’ve been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were ‘Fat of Land’ by the Prodigy and ‘Come To Daddy’ by Aphex Twin,’ raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. ‘Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I’ve been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.’

For fans of Moore’s past incarnation as the lead singer of hardcore band From First To Last, the bass bin crushing dance floor beats of SKRILLEX might come off as something of a shock. But SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. Genre has never been important to me,’ he insists. ‘I’ve never thought about music that way.'” (from Bonnaroo website description of artist)


Members: Sonny Moore
Genre: Dubstep, electronic dance music
Latest Album: Bangarang
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA