Skrillex

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Skrillex (born Sonny John Moore, 15.01.1988)
Skrillex is an American electronic artist whose biggest hits include 'Bangarang' feat. Sirah and 'First of the Year (Equinox)'.

Skrillex: Childhood
Skrillex was born in Highland Park, Northeast Los Angeles before moving to Forest Hill, San Francisco aged 2.
He attended a boarding school in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas aged 9 and 10 before moving back to California and attending a private academy of arts.
After being bullied, he was home-schooled from the age of 14 and found out that he was adopted in 2004.
He attended punk gigs and raves as a teenager in LA.

Skrillex: Musical Career
Skrillex started out his musical career in the rock band From First To Last in 2004 after asking frontman Matt Good if he could take up guitar on their debut album. However, he was made lead singer with Good on guitar after producers heard Skrillex's vocals. He released two albums with the band: 'Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count' and 'Heroine' before leaving in 2007 to pursue a solo career.
During his time in the band, he suffered vocal complications which were later corrected through surgery.
He then released three demos on Myspace and made several others available on his tour with Team Sleep.
In 2008, he toured alongside All Time Low, The Rocket Summer, The Matches and Forever the Sickest Kids.
He released his first EP 'Gypsyhook EP' in 2009 and later appeared at Bamboozle as part of the band Sonny and the Blood Monkeys.
Having previously been known as Twipz, he released his debut EP, 'My Name is Skrillex', in 2010. He featured on Bring Me The Horizon's third album and toured with Deadmau5 after signing to his label on which he release second EP 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites'.
In 2011, he collaborated with Korn on their track 'Get Up' and later performed with them at Coachella 2011.
Later in 2011, he released his third EP 'More Monsters and Sprites' and launched his record label OWSLA. He also collaborated with Knife Party and Kaskade.
He announced in November 2011 that he was intending to release his album 'Voltage' but it never came to fruition. He later released his 'Bangarang' EP.
In 2012, he got involved with a side project called Dog Blood with Boys Noize and they released an EP, 'Next Order/Middle Finger'. He also released a limited edition triple vinyl box set and wrote the song 'Bug Hunt' for the animated movie 'Wreck-It Ralph'.
Altogether he has so far won three Grammy awards.

Skrillex: Personal Life
Earlier in 2012, Skrillex was reported to be dating singer Ellie Goulding after working with him on his track 'Summit'. However, due to their busy schedules and long distances apart, they split in October.
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