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Throwback Thursday: Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Throwback Thursday: Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Skrillex emerged on the scene in 2010 after releasing the My Name Is Skrillex EP. But the real magic happened with this song leading the way to his eventual domination of the dubstep genre. While he has departed from the label of dubstep with other projects he has had since, this song is a great example of something that not only changed a genre, but also brought an entire new demographic into the community. Say what you will about his skills as a DJ or a producer, there will always be controversy. The reason I picked this song today is because it was groundbreaking.

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites is his most popular song to date. It went double platinum in 2013 in the US and reached gold in Canada. The song itself was produced while Skrillex was on Mau5trap…which of course has sparked its own controversy regarding why he has never been able to really recreate the growls and type of tracks he has created since departing the label.

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.
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Grant Gilmore

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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