Skrillex Nominated for 5 Grammys

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    Dec 21, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1675223/grammy-nominations-skrillex.jhtml
    Even if you hate Skrillex and his music you have to respect what he is accomplishing here.
    Also this is a big leap for the electronic music industry because this is the first DJ to be nominated in this category.



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    Dec 21, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Best new artist huh......

    Top 40 and Rap must finally be getting old icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 21, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    Not that I care about the Grammy Awards... but he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning Best New Artist. Even he knows it!
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    Dec 21, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    who?
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    Dec 21, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    7Famark saidwho?


    You're better off not knowing. It sounds like The Chipmunks stumbled into a mid-90s rave where the music is playing at double-speed and the record is skipping.
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    Dec 21, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    7Famark saidwho?

    He's a dubstep artist that has grown ridiculously fast, as is dubstep music in general.

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    Dec 21, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    Jesus fuck I just listened to some of his "mixes" and its no wonder he's nominated, he auto tunes the fuck out of his mixes on top of what's already auto tuned icon_confused.gif

    What a waste
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    Dec 21, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
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    Dec 21, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    Oh. . .dubstep.

    Yep, better off not knowing.
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    Dec 21, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    Doesn't EVERYONE hate Skrillex? I have honestly never met a single person who likes Skrillex. His popularity is inexplicable... he's like the Insane Clown Posse of electronic music.
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    Dec 21, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    I LOVE HIM, I WANNA MARRY HIM.

    HE IS SO AWESOME

    WE NEED TO HAVE KIDS TOGETHER.
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    endo saidDoesn't EVERYONE hate Skrillex? I have honestly never met a single person who likes Skrillex. His popularity is inexplicable... he's like the Insane Clown Posse of electronic music.



    hehehe - i've been trying to pin down a metaphor for Skrillex, and bam, there it is. Thanks!

    BTW - i am a pretty huge electronic music fan, and have been for well over a decade, following the likes of Tiesto early on, and following the movement. I've tried, and tried, to 'adapt' to the dubstep scene, and, well, its just not for me. But that doesnt mean i dont respect what skrillex is doing - its just not my cup of tea. To me, it just comes across as....angry. And i just dont need angry in my life.

    Give me melodic/progressive/epic trance over this anyday!
  • Errintheer

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    Dec 21, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    I love skrillex, but then again I like heavier music in general. Hes seems like a nice guy too.
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Most people hate skrillex because

    1) they are against dubstep and he's currently one of the most popular dubstep artist if not the most popular.
    2) They are hipster and like dubstep and skrillex is now making dubstep mainstream and we all know how much hipsters hate when shit goes main stream.
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    it just seems to sound like a good song on ecstacy having raucous sex with a bunny while dying slowly due to a seizure.... just sayin'....
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
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    Ckfeezy saidMost people hate skrillex because

    1) they are against dubstep and he's currently one of the most popular dubstep artist if not the most popular.
    2) They are hipster and like dubstep and skrillex is now making dubstep mainstream and we all know how much hipsters hate when shit goes main stream.
    I'm starting to like dubstep, because it's all I can listen to at parties now... icon_confused.gif


    Stop going to straight parties!
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    Dec 21, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    7Famark saidOh. . .dubstep.

    Yep, better off not knowing.



    This...
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    In the grand scheme of things, Skrillex is actually not that bad when you look at the amount of complete trash in the dubstep scene.
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:11 AM GMT


    ^ one of his best
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidIn the grand scheme of things, Skrillex is actually not that bad when you look at the amount of complete trash in the dubstep scene.


    point well taken. Skrillex is a technician, perhaps even an artist, that does understand musical composition, etc. I may not personally like what he does, but i DO respect the craftsmanship of what he is creating. The rest....noise.
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    Dec 22, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    "old-guard of music culture desperately trying to stay relevant jumps onto whatever bandwagon it can get", nah you don't really have to respect him for this
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    Dec 22, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    I think that what I've been trying to wrap my head around with DubStep is the whole 'is it good music' or 'is it just different' argument.

    If, in your mind, being different is what makes new music good, well, then i guess you have found your new God in Skrillex. (and those attempting to rip off his sound)

    If, in your mind, good new music is something that takes an existing genre and makes it sound fresh, interesting and pleasant, then you probably need to look elsewhere.

    For every musical movement, there is, like a pendulum's swing, a move to one style, which invariably brings on a move to a style that is the precedings style exact opposite. (Rock and Roll was the opposite response of Big Band sounds, for instance) (Punk was the opposite response to Disco)

    Those of us followers of electronic music have had a relatively long swing towards melodic arrangements, and it was/is inevitable that the answer to that would be darker, less organized, less conventionally rhythmic and less uplifting music. Drum and Bass started it, and DubStep is seeking to complete that. To me its all just a natural progression of music, that in reality is no different than what has come before. There will be those that embrace the new instantly, and there will be those that cling to the older styles.

    Just how long the pendulum will swing in the direction of DubStep is anyones guess, but I suspect it will not be as long a reign as the previous, if only because music based on major keys and conventional rhythums generally has greater and longer lasting numbers of followers than music that relys on minor keys and syncopated beats.

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    Dec 22, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    TheSingle1 said

    ^ one of his best


    One of my favorite music videos ever just because that little girl is the most bad ass bitch to walk the planet.
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    Dec 22, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    Skrillex, like David Guetta is putting EDM on the map, so that's an awesome thing regardless of if you like him or not. Also, people shouldn't just generalize him as a dubstep artist, because he bridges electro house and dubstep. He uses awesome melodies and creative sounds, unlike 90% of dubstep artists.
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
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    7Famark saidwho?

    He's a dubstep artist that has grown ridiculously fast, as is dubstep music in general.

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    When I first heard this at EDC.. I thought the lyrics were

    "You are... a cinnabon. I could watchu forever."