Skrillex, the Most Sought After Man in Music

Posted: Aug 12, 2012 by Sean Young

Sonny John Moore aka Skrillex is only 24.

That’s right, 24 years old. This is amazing considering the magnitude of his contribution the the music industry. A large number of Skrillex fans aren’t aware of his pre electronic days, where he was the lead singer of the Emo/punk band from First To Last. I was living in Florida at the time, and was fortunate enough to see them at the Vans Warped Tour. That scene was massive back then, and Sonny stood out with his unique vocal sound.

Growing up, Sonny was always a fan of electronic music, and ended up playing a few DJ sets overseas, and messing around in the Lab, and before long, the powerhouse that we see today was created.

Sonny’s background singing, and playing several instruments gave him a solid musical foundation, that many of todays artists lack. Another advantage,and somewhat unknown fact, is that Skrillex records his own vocals, and samples them for his songs. This enables him to not only skip the rigorous process of having the samples approved, but he also saves a fortune. It also gives him the ability to have a unique and consistent sound.

Skrillex has the most uncanny ability, to make the dirtiest electro sound incredibly melodic, and palatable for a slightly wider audience than some of his tour mates and counterparts. This ability has garnered him attention throughout the entire music industry, and he was recently selected to partner with the remaining members of The Doors, to collaborate on a track Breakin a Sweat, for the documentary Regeneration, which focuses on pairing artists from different generations to make collaborations.

His work has also garnered the attention and respect of the entire Electro scene, recently working with Nero,……..

The latest man to track down Skrillex was Kanye West. Yes, Thee Kanye West. The partnership is a match made in heaven in my opinion, as Kanye is always keen to experiment with new sounds, and Sonny is never one to fall short. I can’t wait to hear this release, which Sonny claims will be the Intro track on Kanye’s upcoming album.

To top it all off, he is a really fun guy to party with, and really humble, which is rare in this industry. And Sonny, if you are reading this, you still owe me a pack of Cigarettes.

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Sean Young
Managing editor and founder of, Sean has a extensive background in music, from promoting hiphop and electronic shows to DJing and remixing tracks. Sean majored in Marketing at St. Marys University, and has done Brand Relevance Consulting with several multi nationals all over North America. Although hailing from the big east coast, Sean currently resides in Vancouver British Columbia. Follow him on Twitter: @seanyoung123 Facebook: therealseanyoung or on Google+.