Keepin’ It Deep and Live Nation present: The Skrillex Cell w/ 12th Planet @ The Egyptian Room
House/Dubstep producer and the former lead sing of From First To Last. In June of 2010 he released “My Name Is Skillex” EP which jump started his production career and made is his name almost synonymous with the dubstep genre. “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” and “Kill Everybody” are two of his most known tracks to date.
“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.”
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.”
Describing his current sound as “a mix of dubstep, electro and glitch all thrown together,” new SKRILLEX release “SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES” reflects all of the above and beyond. The uplifting post-trance synth melodies of “ALL I ASK OF YOU” (featuring the soaring vocals of Penny) stands in stark contrast to the face-melting electro bass blasts of the massive electro-dubstep hybrid “ROCK N’ ROLL (WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOUNTAIN).”
“I’ve listened to so much music for so long, it’s more about instinct than influence,” Moore explains about his sonic inspirations. “Coming up, I was into a lot of artists on the Warp record label like Autechre, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin, so SKRILLEX tracks are inclined to have more changes than most dance tracks normally have. I can draw influences from almost anything. I just like to mess around and create cool new sounds and noises. I just go where the music takes me.”
After just one hugely successful independent release, “SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES” is the first SKRILLEX release on Big Beat Records, in conjunction with fellow electronic revolutionary Deadmau5’s freshly minted Mau5trap record label.
“For years, the artists needed the record labels. I don’t feel that way at all,” Moore stresses. “SKRILLEX has been 100% independent until now. I think it’s so important to be self-sufficient as an artist. Working with Atlantic / Big Beat, and cooperating with Mau5trap, allows us all to work as a team and expand on what’s already been built.”
Following its release on Beatport, the 9-song EP dominated the charts on the site, with the title track claiming the site’s #1 slot (the first time a dubstep track has ever done so), 8 songs breaking into the top 10, and multiple tracks claiming the #1 slots on several of the site’s subgenre charts, including Dubstep, Electro House, Progressive House.
Aside from the immediate success of “SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES,” SKRILLEX has also made a name for himself as a highly sought-after remixer. He’s already produced officially commissioned remixes for such A-list artists as the Black Eyed Peas (“Rock That Body”), Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance” and “Alejandro”), and La Roux (“In For The Kill”).
SKRILLEX stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole.
“For me, it’s important to believe in and love the music you’re making. I gave away my first EP on my manager’s website, just so people could hear the music,” he enthuses. “It was downloaded by the thousands in just a couple of months, and it hasn’t let up since. That’s all the inspiration I need to keep making music.
“SKRILLEX can be anything I want it to be,” he continues hopefully. “There are so many different avenues for music now. Video games, movie scores — the possibilities are endless, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
His performance for this event will be under the alias The Skrillex Cell due to it being a live performance instead of his usual DJ set. This means he will be singing live and playing his tracks in a concert form.
If you know what Dubstep is, you should probably know who Skillex is. Check out these tracks..
12th Planet is an internationally known Dubstep Producer/DJ. He worked with Skillex on two well known tracks “Father Said” and “Needed Change”. He has done collaborations with Datsik, Doctor P, and Skream as well.
Born in Los Angeles in 1982, John Dadzie aka Infiltrata aka 12th Planet prescribes a transatlantic flavour to Med School. Growing up in the south of the city, John’s musical apprenticeship began in his high school days by playing in bands and regularly attending raves and jungle parties. The turning point came when he formed Imperial Recordings with DJ Lith, a stepping stone for John to excel in a field of production and management.
The Infiltrata profile skyrocketed thanks to support from Boxed Agency UK and John hot-footed it across the Atlantic stepping into the European dance circuit. He was able to catch the attention of big players in the d&b community with releases on Cartel, Renegade Hardware, Tech Itch, Barcode, Cymbalism, and Uprising. Infiltrata has forged successful collaborations with heavy hitting d&b artists such as Spor, Limewax, Concord Dawn, Evol Intent and Mayhem. He also joined forces with Dave “Hochi” Weston, producing a telling remix of the massive Photek single “Sidewinder”. On the back this he later helped establish the TEKDBZ label, a subsidiary of Photek Productions.
Infiltrata aka 12th Planet expresses himself as an artist in multiple genres including dubstep, electro and hip-hop… a fitting backdrop for any Med School beat surgeon. Donning his white overalls, Infiltrata has his scalpels sharpened and is ready to operate.
12th Planet has frequently been cited as the American Dubstep King. Check out these tracks!
Thursday, November 10th
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Doors at 7pm
Sponsored by IndyMojo
Tickets on sale now!
General Admission $25* in advance / $35* day of show / $80* 4-Pack (While supplies last)
Tickets available at the Old National Centre Box Office
Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
*plus applicable service and handling fees
KEEPIN’ IT DEEP VIP PRESENTS:
THE SKRILLEX VIP PACKAGE:
1 GA ticket
VIP entrance. no lines
Access to private bar with viewing area above The Egyptian Room in The Crypt.
Access to party platform with great views of the stage. Bottle service avaialable for $150
A free entry to the after party in the basement of ONC.
Featuring headlining and local DJ talent and cash bar.
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