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Friday
Jun142013

Skrillex BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

It's been a crazy year so far for Sonny Moore, and now's the time for his essential Essential comeback. The crazy rocker from L.A. initially spun for Pete Tong back in 2011, and his second run has been eagerly anticipated by fans and critics like myself alike. The new studio mix combines new music from Dog Blood (his energy-fueled Electro-Bass collaboration with Boys Noize), AC Slater, Alvin Risk, Knife Party, and Skrillex himself.

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While many rightfully predicted that the Skrillex persona would take a backseat after his breakup with Skrill-ex Ellie Goulding for Dog Blood to continue its grand unveiling, tonight's mix turned out to be an ode to his versatility as an artist rather than a promotion of his next undertaking. During the press conference at IMS Engage in Hollywood, Skrillex was asked regarding “the kickback” from veteran DJs and artists against his popular, video game-step sound. "I think there's so much criticism that's nice," he told the floor. "People love it, or they hate it. If you look at a painting in an art gallery, even if you hate it, at least it makes you feel something. You've got this new, loud, bombastic punk rock energy that's coming in with electronic music, then you have the old-school techno, which comes from a different place and energy, even though it's all electronic music. We're all coming together – there wasn't a Yuma tent [where underground house and techno names played] last year at Coachella, and now there is." Be sure to catch Skrillex alongside conspirator Alex Ridha (Boys Noize) at the OWSLA-hosted Riverside Tent Friday at Electric Zoo, after hearing their set at Ultra this year I can assure you that's going to be one party you don't want to miss!

Tracklist

Dog Blood - Untitled Demo
Knife Party - Power Glove (Adam F Edit)
Torro Torro x Astronomar - Go Deep
Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn [PMR]
Destructo - Higher [Boyznoize]
Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Skrillex Bootleg)
Jeremih x D'Angelo - F*** U All The Time x French Fries
Dog Blood - Middle Finger 2
AC Slater - Out Here [Trouble & Bass]
Sluggers - Rollex
Culprate - McFunk (feat. Torqux) [Inspected Records]
UZ - Trap Sh*t V13 (Justin Martin Remix) [Boysnoize Records]
Millions Like Us - Behind You [Inspected Records]
Skrillex - Leaving [OWSLA]
Deftones - You've Seen The Butcher (Mustard Pimp Remix)
Boys Noize - Excuse Me
Stephen Brown - Fuego (Ben Sims Remix) [Theory]
Branchez - Shake
A$AP Rocky - Wild For The Night (Dog Blood Remix)
Skrillex - Try It Out (feat. Alvin Risk)
Skrillex - Scary Bolly Dub [OSWLA]
Felguk - Loud Blue (12th Planet Remix)
Jeremih - 773 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)
Alvin Risk - Put 'Em Up (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
Blood Diamonds - Barcode (The Widdler Remix)
Flux Pavillion & SKism - Jump Back (VIP) (feat. Foreign Beggars) [Circus]
Kendrick Lamar - m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht) [Aftermath]
Sub Focus - Tidal Wave (Flosstradamus Remix) (feat. Alpines) [Mercury]
Josh Wink - Higher State of Consciousness (Dog Blood Edit)
Phonat - Ride The Prejudice [OWSLA]
Bro Safari & UFO! - Animal
Dada Life - Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
DJPJMADEDISTRACK! - Juke That Ass From The Back [Halstead Street Entertainment]
Leatherface - No Love For [Booty Call Records]
Orties - Plus pute que toutes les putes (Lecter remix) [Booty Call Records]
Valentino Khan - The Dip
Bro Safari - The Drop (Must Die! Remix)
Justin Martin - Ghettos & Gardens (Bachelors of Science D&B Remix)
Skrillex - ID
A$AP Rocky - LVL

By Edward Fancher 

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