Posts Tagged ‘Sonny Moore’

RE:GENERATION streaming on Hulu

March 23, 2012

Remember that little documentary produced by The Grammys pooling a ton of talent from all genres together to make music magic? You can now watch RE:GENERATION for free. It’s an hour and 22 minutes long, so make sure you have the time to sit down and enjoy it. Again, here’s the info on what this is all about:

RE:GENERATION is a feature length documentary that explores the history of music through the eyes of five modern DJ/Producers. The extremely talented DJs embark on a musical odyssey to create a cutting edge electronic track inspired by one of five traditional musical genres: Jazz, R&B, Country, Classical and Rock.

In addition to Skrillex working with The Doors, the project, which is actually co-produced by the Grammys, brought in DJ Premier to produce a classical track with Nas and the Berklee School of Music Orchestra; Pretty Lights, who produced a country song with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley; the Crystal Method, who traveled to Detroit to record an R&B track with Martha Reeves; and Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Erykah Badu, members of the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty for a jazz tune in New Orleans.

FIVE DJs TURN THE TABLES ON THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

Without further ado, here’s RE:GENERATION Music Project (2012):

UPDATE: Ugh, I apologize for the autoplay and just spent a large period of time trying to figure out how to disable it. I HATE autoplay. I’ve used all the codes I know of for disabling autoplay and hulu continues to autoplay it. I’ll try to figure it out some more and if it still doesn’t work, I may take this off and see if I can find a non-Hulu version, which I doubt.

UPDATE 2: Yep, can’t turn off the autoplay for some reason, so I took the embed off. Just go here to watch. I really don’t want it auto playing crap when you load the page, it’s such a pain. =)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/335303/regeneration-music-project 

Flux Pavilion’s Syndicate track

January 19, 2012

As some of you know, the video game Syndicate (and many other video games these days) has an epic theme and soundtrack. Here’s Flux Pavilion remix of the theme for Syndicate. I’ll include Skrillex’ wobbly hard hitting version plus Digitalism’s French electro house version below.

OFFICIAL VID: Skrillex – Breakn a Sweat ft. The Doors

January 18, 2012

Must share one last thing before I give our ears a rest for the moment. Sticking with the fist pumping electronic, here’s Skrillex and The Doors on Breakn a Sweat. The track was one of the collaboration pieces to come out of the RE:GENERATION project involving many talented musicians. Read about the project in my post about it here.

Levels remix in full

December 23, 2011

Hmm. I guess the Skrillex remix of top club anthem Levels by Avicii awhile ago wasn’t the “full” version at over 3 minutes long. Skrilly just shared this almost five minute long version on youtube and marked it as [Full]. So, fine, here it is again, this time it’s the true, start to finish complete version of Levels with its more than fair share of super hard wobbling. What better way to start the holiday weekend, eh? 

Skrillex’s Christmas present

December 23, 2011

Sonny Moore’s little gift to us for Christmas is a brand new EP titled Bangarang! Just released today, the man known as Skrillex said: “happy holidays just like I promised…. just like i always say, go pirate it if you don’t have money..i just want you to have it… or you can buy it here..either way I’ll love you”.

You can buy or stream Bangarang in full on Beatport, here. Or go ahead and stream samples of each track below for a taste (I don’t think these are the full tracks, they cut off abruptly)! As you can see, many other artists of all areas of music collaborated on this EP, including Sirah, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet, Kill the Noise, Ellie Goulding, and even The Doors! 

Avicci + Skrillex

December 12, 2011

This is filthy. Wicked filthy. Skrillex remixed Avicci’s Levels, which is probably one of the top anthems of the moment… and here’s the official Skrillex channel preview. Need a jolt of energy on this Monday afternoon? Listen to this!

Kaskade + Skrillex

November 6, 2011

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Fire & Ice from Kaskade and Skrillex is pretty wicked. The track is a combo of deep progressive house (maybe even a little French electro house) and dubstep, with a hint of trance. 

Skrillex’s tour teaser

September 19, 2011

Gotta admit, this is a pretty cool little trailer for Skrillex’s North American tour. Geek out!

Skrillex dubstep remix of SebastiAn’s Love In Motion

September 8, 2011

Ugh, I just spent awhile trying to find a better quality clip of this, but this is the best I can do… Skrillex played it live as part of a live mix, hence it’s short and transitions into something else near the end of the clip. Hoping there’s going to be a full high quality version of Love in Motion dubstep remix uploaded sometime soon.

Call me an idiot.

August 26, 2011

And put a dunce cap on my head while you’re at it too.

 

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I never really looked into Skrillex’s background until today. The more I learn, the more I am impressed. After seeing some cool videos of him singing live and noticing some folks referring to him as Sonny Moore, I finally wiki’ed him. I’m sorry. I was slow. I should’ve known. Very impressive! I had no idea that he started out in rock, tried out to be a guitarist on a band, was chosen to be the lead vocalist instead. The band, From First to Last, was apparently very successful and toured on Vans Warped Tour and other tours, then went on to release another album and have their own successful tours. Then Mr. Moore went solo and redubbed  himself (no pun intended) Skrillex. For liking some of his songs so much, I feel terribly ashamed of myself for not learning these interesting facts about the guy earlier. MY BAD. I looked up clips on youtube of Sonny Moore and of From First to Last. Honestly, his singing sounds SO darn familiar in these songs, though it is definitely very similar to a bunch of other alt/punk/skater bands’ lead vocals. But I swear I’ve heard From First to Last in the past, and I probably did, if they were that successful. Just didn’t pay attention and follow Mr. Moore’s career, I suppose? =)

Here’s a couple samples of the almighty Skrillex, before he was Skrillex.