Skrillex - DJ/Producer

Skrillex - DJ/Producer

Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) is an EDM Producer, DJ, and lead singer of post-hardcore band 'From First To Last'. 

Moore joined 'From First To Last' in 2004 and released two studio albums with the band before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007.

After touring with bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, he released his first project as 'Skrillex' in 2010.

He released his debut EP My Name Is Skrillex for free on his MySpace page, and followed that mere months later with Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (released officially through Deadmau5's Mau5trap label, in a joint venture with Big Beat Records), which took over Beatport's Top 10 within days. One standout track from that EP, "Kill Everybody" (more than 25 million plays on YouTube to date), showcases Skrillex's signature "talking" synths—a staple of his live set, and a big part of why his Mothership Tour was one of the biggest-selling travelling road shows of 2011. He has since earned a total of 8 Grammys (a world record for an EDM producer). He played a key part of bringing Dubstep into the mainstream and has since worked with some of the world's top artists including the likes of Justin Beiber and Ed Sheeran. His constantly evolving sound shows he has no intention of fading away either. 

He is a big fan of iZotope and Native Instruments plugins and sites Trash 2 as the one product he couldn't live without! Here is more of what he had to say about their plugins:

"Ozone is just super-versatile. Everybody uses it. It's just cool to have so many choices in one."

“These days I really like iZotope's Trash, actually. It's pretty cool. I've been using it on random things. It's like, here's a sound and I don't really know what to do with it, and I throw it on and start messing with it, and it becomes something else. It's one of those plug-ins that I'm not totally familiar with yet, but I like messing around with it because it can change an interesting sound into something more random.”

“The most common plug-ins I'm always using are FM8 and Massive, I think, as far as where my sound design comes from, which is pretty standard I guess. “

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