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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)'.

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Diplo And Calvin Harris Top Nominations For Inaugural Electronic Music Awards


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Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold founded the ceremony as part of his Electronic Music Awards and Foundation, and on Thursday (18Feb16) some of the biggest names in electronic dance music were shortlisted in seven categories for the inaugural prizegiving.

Diplo leads the way with three nominations, including Radio Show of the Year (Diplo and Friends, BBC Radio 1) and DJ of the Year, against Carl Cox, Dixon, DJ Harvey and Skrillex.

He is also up for Single of the Year for Lean On, his Major Lazer collaboration with DJ Snake and MO. They will vie for the top prize against The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, Galantis, Kygo feat. Parson James, and Calvin Harris & Disciples.

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'Zoolander 2' World Premiere - Arrivals

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Zoolander 2 - Relax Trailer


Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to. 

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Skrillex Lands Beats 1 Radio Show


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Beats 1 presenter Zane Lowe made the announcement on the Apple network on Thursday (28Jan16), revealing the dance DJ will host a programme titled OWSLA Radio, after his Los Angeles-based DJ/producer collective.

Skrillex's first radio residency will feature both established and up-and-coming artists, as well as music the star currently has in his own personal rotation.

He follows in the footsteps of Pharrell Williams and sibling trio Haim, who also have shows on Beats 1.

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Anna Kendrick Linked To Diplo


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The Pitch Perfect star tends to keep her love life out of the spotlight, though she sparked engagement rumours with cinematographer boyfriend Ben Richardson in August (15), when she strolled around New York with a ring on her finger. However the pair haven't been snapped since the summer, nor has the ring.

Diners at Craig's restaurant in LA claim to recently have seen Anna enjoying a meal with DJ Diplo, whose ex is popstar Katy Perry.

"Skrillex was there too, but he was definitely a third wheel," a source told America's OK! magazine, adding the pair looked "super flirty".

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Skrillex: 'Cruise Ship Tragedy Affected Us So Much'


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The DJs had both been due to perform sets for the partygoers onboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship as they made their way from the Port of Miami, Florida to Mexico.

However, the bash came to a halt just hours after its launch on 12 November (15) when 24-year-old Charleston, South Carolina resident Kaylyn Sommer allegedly threw herself into the water off the coast of Cuba.

Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard were called in to search for the woman, while event organisers decided to cut short the four-day party and turn the boat around.

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Justin Bieber Planning Movie For New Album - Report


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The pop star released a new song, Sorry, on Thursday (22Oct15), by debuting a music video starring a number of female dancers, and now, reports suggest the promo is a clip from a 35-minute movie which will feature all the songs from his new record.

According to Gossip Cop, Justin's longtime choreographer Parris Goebel will oversee the Purpose film, which has yet to be given a release date.

The album, which features Justin's collaborations with Skrillex, Ariana Grande, Big Sean and Nas, will be available on 13 November (15).

Skrillex Gig Cancelled Over Plane Trouble


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The DJ was set to perform at the AsiaWorld-Expo venue on Wednesday night, but he was left stranded in Vietnam when his plane was grounded due to mechanical issues.

The musician also missed a later flight and was unable to make alternative arrangements to get to Hong Kong in time for the show.

In a post on Facebook.com, Skrillex writes, "I wish I didn't have to deliver this painful message but the show tonight in Hong Kong at Asiaworld Expo (sic) has been canceled due to multiple flight delays and plane issues.

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Justin Bieber Praises 'artist' Kanye West


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Justin Bieber says Kanye West is unlike any other artist he has ever worked with.

The pair are collaborating on Justin's comeback album and the 21-year-old pop star loves the 38-year-old rapper's ''creative input''.

He explained: ''I'll play a song, and he'll be like, 'Man this reminds me of like...a blacklight sunset,' or something. He'll try to paint these pictures for you. It's not the average way. He doesn't just come in and say, 'This sounds good; this sounds bad.' He'll be like, 'This is this because the world needs this.' He comes from a whole different point of view.''

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Four Stabbed At Skrillex And Diplo Gig


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The incident happened at the XS Nightclub in the Encore hotel on 7 September (15) when a brawl involving around 20 fans broke out in the middle of the concert. The incident only came to light on Saturday (19Sep15), according to TMZ.com.

Four revellers suffered stab wounds and injuries including a punctured lung and spleen, but there were no fatalities.

Police have arrested a suspect on three counts of attempted murder.

Ansel Elgort Inspired By Skrillex


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Ansel Elgort's new career as a DJ was inspired by Skrillex and Avicii.

The 21-year-old actor - who has starred in movies including 'The Fault in our Stars' and 'Divergent' - has signed a deal with Island Records and has been performing under his DJ alter-ego Ansolo.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Ansel said: ''I heard some of the really early Avicii stuff and the really early Skrillex remixes before he had released his EP. Just like his remix of La Roux's 'Going in for the Kill'. I thought it was so cool.

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Skrillex

Date of birth

15th January, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.63






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