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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.
Deadmau5 has reignited his feud with Skrillex on social media.
The DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, engaged in a bitter online battle with Justin Bieber and Skrillex last year (15) after the pair collaborated on the 22-year-old's Purpose album in November (15). The outspoken DJ went public with his thoughts about the odd couple, insisting the pop star had used Skrillex as "a goddamn tool" when they teamed up with Diplo for Where Are U Now.
Now Deadmau5 has attempted to start a new war of words by slamming Skrillex again, after the DJ recently became the subject of a lawsuit for this work with Justin.
Indie pop star White Hinterland claims the pair sampled her song Ring the Bell in their hit Sorry without her permission, and then refused to acknowledge her when she attempted to right the wrong in a meeting.
Continue reading: Deadmau5 Slams Skrillex Online
DJ and producer Skrillex has taken to Twitter to shoot down reports he sampled an artist's track without permission for Justin Bieber's Sorry.
Indie pop star White Hinterland has accused the pair of sampling her song Ring the Bell without her permission, and then refused to acknowledge her when she attempted to right the wrong in a meeting.
She filed a lawsuit earlier this week (beg23May16), prompting Skrillex to assure his fans and followers that he's not in the habit of stealing from other people's songs.
On Friday (27May16) he hit Twitter and showed his followers how he and his songwriting partners created the loop White Hinterland, real name Casey Dienel, claims was nabbed from her record.
Continue reading: Skrillex: 'I Didn't Steal Song Sample - And I Can Prove It'
Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel, who records as White Hinterland, alleges that 'Sorry' uses an almost identical riff to her track 'Ring the Bell'.
Court documents obtained by Entertainment Weekly indicate that American singer-songwriter White Hinterland – a.k.a. Casey Daniel – says that Biebs’ number one hit ‘Sorry’ infringes the copyright of her 2014 song ‘Ring the Bell’, and also names Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Universal Music in the lawsuit.
Justin Bieber is being sued for copyright infringement
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Skrillex Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Sorry'
Justin Bieber and DJ/producer Skrillex have been accused of copyright infringement over the pop superstar's hit single Sorry.
Singer Casey Dienel, known professionally as White Hinterland, claims the Baby hitmaker's chart smash sounds eerily similar to her track Ring The Bell, which became an indie hit in 2014.
In legal papers filed against the 22-year-old, his song co-writers, and producer Skrillex, Dienel alleges they lifted an eight-second snippet of her vocals, and then looped it to feature throughout Sorry, according to TMZ.com.
She also claims the tune features synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums, and percussion, which all closely resemble the sounds featured on Ring The Bell.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Skrillex Sued Over Sorry
Skrillex has blasted fellow electronic dance music star Deadmau5 for attacking his collaboration with Justin Bieber.
The outspoken DJ went public with his thoughts about the odd couple, insisting the pop star had used Skrillex as "a goddamn tool" when they teamed up with Diplo for Where Are U Now, and now the hitmaker, real name Sonny Moore has hit back.
"If he (Deadmau5) was a real friend, he would come to me and be like, 'Yo, you shouldn't be working for Justin Bieber', rather than blowing it up all over the Internet and going out of his way to make people feel wrong for making a choice in their life," Skrillex tells Rolling Stone magazine.
"I would say to him, 'I enjoy working with Justin Bieber!' I'm a fan of his voice. And if you're a producer and you get an opportunity to work with someone who's the biggest artist in the world - for better or for worse - what would you say? Would you say no?"
Top DJs Diplo and Calvin Harris lead the pack of nominees for the first-ever Electronic Music Awards.
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.
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.
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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Electronica Star Skrillex Has Landed His Own Show On The Beats 1 Radio Network.
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.
Continue reading: Skrillex Lands Beats 1 Radio Show
Actress Anna Kendrick And Diplo Have Set Tongues Wagging About Their Relationship Status.
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.
"Skrillex was there too, but he was definitely a third wheel," a source told America's OK! magazine, adding the pair looked "super flirty".
Continue reading: Anna Kendrick Linked To Diplo
Skrillex Has Opened Up About The "Awful" Loss Of A Fan Who Recently Went Overboard During Diplo's Mad Decent Boat Party Festival, Insisting The Tragedy Deeply Affected The Stars.
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.
Continue reading: Skrillex: 'Cruise Ship Tragedy Affected Us So Much'
Date of birth
15th January, 1988
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