Here Is Your Annual Reminder That Skrillex Used To Be An Emo Prince
Slay me, Skrill.
1. So this is Skrillex
Everybody knows what Skrillex looks like. He's the 8 time Grammy Award winning electronic DJ and producer who has changed the soundscape of his genre for the last decade. His look is pretty recognizable.
2. Homeboy gets around...
He is one half of Jack Ü and has collaborated with the likes of Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Korn, and Kaskade. Pretty impressive CV there, Skrill.
3. Everybody loves Skrillex
He is super respected in the business (probably has something to do with those 8 Grammys) and you basically can't have a serious conversation about mainstream EDM without mentioning Skrilly at least once.
4. But then we remembered....
We remembered that Skrillex didn't always used to hang out with Diplo, Bieber, and Big Sean. We remembered a different Skrillex. A different time....
5. Skrillex used to be Sonny Moore (I mean, I think he is still legally named Sonny Moore)
And he used to be in a very well known screamo/metalcore band called From First To Last. He played in that band for 3 years, released 2 albums and was nominated for zero Grammys while in the band.
6. Skrillex also used to have snakebites and wear red eyeshadow...
Remember when Skrill used to look like the guy in your math class who never seemed to have any writing utensils or paper and used to just play finger skateboards the whole time?
7. Ahh, simpler times...
When will Scene Daddy, Sonny Moore deliver us from this post-myspace purgatory we've found ourselves in? Seriously, when will your faves?
8. Skrill, what an evolution.
EDM papi's #blessup was too real. Let's pour one out for Sonny Moore.