Skrillex d-d-d-drop the bass > hello again to all my friends, it's National Halloween Hangover Day but it's still Sunday Funday and a sick sick DJ is back in the desert to wobble our faces off. I haven't always been a fan of his, or even most Dubstep for that matter, but this electronic sub-genre has really progressed in the past few years and Skrillex is definitely one of the talents spearheading the revolution.
Since the desert blowouts of the late 90's and warehouse parties in the early 00's I've been an avid Jungle-head and Drum and Bass aficionado so it was tough to accept the erratic bass lines and their lack of pattern. I remember being at an underground club in London back in 2007 on a random Thursday when it was their Dubstep night and not really even knowing how to dance to the music that DJ was dropping. I do recall hearing a pretty filthy Bloc Party 'Helicopter' remix but for the most part I felt like Elaine Benes dancing at her office party. But last year Doctor P got me to give the wobbly bass a chance and this year Skrillex has me all about it.
I had the privilege of seeing Skrillex in Chicago at Lollapalooza this summer and it was the shit. He dropped 'Kill Everybody', some 'Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites' as well as remixes galore like 'Cinema' from Benny Benassi and Gary Go, which is what he ended his set with [check out the vid I took below]. It was a killer set at Grant Park but I'm really looking forward to seeing a headline set at Marquee and not immersed in a pool of sweaty candy kids. I hope he drops my favorite track 'All I Ask Of You' which I didn't get to hear last time and hopefully he throws in some of the other remixes I've grown to love this year like 'In For The Kill' from La Roux, 'Alejandro' from Lady Gaga and 'ET' from Katy Perry. Poppy as hell, yes, but he adds a solid level of sickness to these tracks. I'll be a happy camper and it'll cap a flawless Halloween weekend. See ya at the show!