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.