Dubstep became mandatory, it’s sold as the new revolution and definitively it’s the rising trend for 2012. Originated in south London, England, back at the end of the 90s, Dubstep get far and from an alternative street music became institution in America. This is embezzlement, it happened to Rock And Roll, to Punk and to Grunge, this is the so-called evolution, the way of art from creativity to mainstream and from self-expression to industry. Art might become a product, but rarely a product contains artistic values. Although I like those wobbling basses and ass kicking hits or contorted twists, Dubstep get patternized, becomes predictable and kind of meaningless, emptied of itself.
This “Bangarang” EP’s highlight is probably the collaboration between keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, the surviving members of the legendary rock band of the 60s and 70s, The Doors and Sonny John Moore aka Skrillex, ex-rocker, nowadays famous and appreciated electronic dance music producer. They get together for the Re:Generation Music Project, and the result is the song called “Breakn’ A Sweat” and the movie comes out February 2012.
I wonder, there’s still any fire left to light?
Skrillex contacted Matt Good of From First to Last about playing guitar for the band on their debut album in 2004, but he ended up as the lead singer of the band after producers Derrick Thomas, Eric Dale, and McHale Butler heard him singing. In June 2004, Epitaph Records released the band’s first full-length record “Teen Angst Has a Body Count”. After performing on several successful tours, two being the Vans Warped Tour and Dead by Dawn tour, they began recording their second album, “Heroine” with producer Ross Robinson. The album was released in March 2006 on Epitaph. With high record sales once again, the band found themselves part of many successful tours, until Moore started suffering vocal problems, causing the band to resign from several tours. After going through a successful vocal surgical procedure, Moore informed the band he would be permanently resigning to work on a solo career.
Moore began producing and performing under the alias Skrillex in 2008.
He provided programming and vocals for UK metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon on their third studio album “There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret”.
Later, same year, he began a nationwide tour with Deadmau5 after being signed to mau5trap recordings and released his second EP, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”.
In June 2011, “More Monsters and Sprites” was released on Beatport, an EP consisting of three original tracks, including “First of the Year (Equinox)” and two versions of his original track “Ruffneck”. A leaked track entitled “Ruffneck Bass” had been leaked on the internet months prior which used the same sample as in the new “Ruffneck” tracks on the EP. Skrillex released a music video for “Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)” on his official YouTube page on June 20, 2011.
In April 2011, Spin Magazine premiered an exclusive new track from Korn that Skrillex produced for their “The Path Of Totality” album. On April 15, 2011 KoRn joined Skrillex on stage for his set at Coachella 2011.
“Bangarang” was released for download on Beatport on December 23, 2011, will be available from other music sites on December 27, 2011, and will be physically released on January 24th by Big Beat/Atlantic. We’ve got 7 noisy tracks, probably future standards of the genre. Like it or not, this is the future sound delivered already by one of the best artist of the genre.
01 – Right In (Original Mix)
02 – Bangarang feat. Sirah (Original Mix)
03 – Breakn’ A Sweat (Original Mix)
04 – The Devil’s Den (Original Mix)
05 – Right On Time (Original Mix)
06 – Kyoto feat. Sirah (Original Mix)
07 – Summit feat. Ellie Goulding (Original Mix)
Although, he’s 2010 debut EP, “My Name Is Skrillex” is still available for FREE DOWNLOAD .