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Skrillex’s feel-good remix of the classic track, “The Island Pt. 1 (Dawn),” is the perfect way to start off the summer! 


Keeping with his tradition of only dropping a track every few months, Skrillex has finally given us something new with his remix of Pendulum‘s “The Island Pt. 1 (Dawn)”. To be completely honest, we were expecting more of a bass-heavy banger with this one but can’t complain at all about his captivating, melodic take on the track.

Many in the dance community have loved Pendulum’s “The Island, Pt.1 (Dawn)” for years since it dropped in May of 2010. The iconic track has made a massive imprint on dance music, making its way into countless sets across genres, so it’s only right that our EDM grandfather Skrillex gave the timeless melody a new spin. Part of Pendulum’s The Reworks album that’s been steadily dropping tracks for months, this one is a must-listen.

In signature Skrillex fashion, he gives the track a reggae twist throughout the verses and then pulls out a light-hearted dubstep drop, quickly cutting with clean, impeccable production only he can deliver. As in any Skrillex track, this remix has a multitude of elements that keep you on your toes, no drop sounding the same as the next. If you listen closely, you’ll hear dazzling melodies interwoven throughout the track, floating through and complementing the main tune.

Listen to Pendulum – “The Island, Pt.1 (Dawn)” [Skrillex Remix] on Spotify: 

The remix flows beautifully and is sure to put a smile on your face! While I’m always hoping for another “Purple Lamborgini” or “Wild For The Night”, I love when he shows his softer side with more feel-good tracks as well. Even though the track might not be “heavy”, per se, it still has a ton of bass, horns, and drums that keep it upbeat and enticing. It’s always a good day when Skrillex blesses us with a new track, keep ’em coming Sonny!

Pre-order your copy of The Reworks today via pendulum.com/thereworks!


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Grace has been listening to electronic music ever since she tagged along with her friends to EDC Las Vegas 2014. She fell in love with the music and the culture under the Electric Sky, and she hasn't been able to get enough of it ever since. Her favorite artists include Porter Robinson, Adventure Club, Kaskade, ODESZA, Jai Wolf, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and Chris Lake. Grace seeks out her favorite genres of bass, house, trance, and dubstep at music festivals across California and beyond. Her top festivals to date are EDC Las Vegas, Lightning in a Bottle, SnowGlobe, and ASOT Utrecht, and she hopes to attend countless more in the future. While pursuing her musical interests, she is also a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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