Time to go back to Skrillex’s heyday – the time of his Mothership tour and hit track “Bangarang.”
Oh, how I wish I could go back to 2011 when Skrillex first dropped “Bangarang.” A track that almost everyone knew (even me, a musically uneducated high schooler who listened to no one but John Mayer and Kanye West), “Bangarang” is one of Skrillex’s most successful tracks to date and for good reason.
The Bangarang EP was released in December of 2011, including other hits like “Kyoto” and “Breakin’ A Sweat.” With over 26 million plays on SoundCloud, “Bangarang” has been beloved by many for years since its release, and it’s still played out often in sets today, bringing back the nostalgia of old Skrillex that initiated many of us into bass music.
Starting out jamming on the electric guitar, the track is joined by chopped vocals rapping “Shout to all my lost boys.” It quickly builds into a heavy bass drop with all the growly dubstep a Skrillex fan could possibly desire. With rock and moombahton influences, this track is a true musical masterpiece full of many complementary elements. Start to finish this beat will have you headbanging along. Put this track on at the gym and you will be sprinting on the treadmill without a doubt.
The music video is a hilarious, creative enactment of the track, just as many of Skrillex’s music videos are. As the bass drops, the bombs go off, and the ice cream is stolen. You’ll have to watch it to see exactly what that all means.
I’m always praying for a return of the Mothership tour – I would die to see that insanity live! Give this Skrillex classic a listen and travel back to the era where dubstep thrived and Skrillex was the king.
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