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Skrillex

Biography

Given birth to Sonny John Moore, he won two Grammy Honours in 2012 for his widely popular monitor “Scary Monsters and Great Sprites.” He was also called MTV’s Digital Dance Music Musician of the entire year in 2011. He went to a boarding college in the Mojave Desert in California and began being house schooled at age group 14 after getting bullied. Before getting popular, he released tracks and demos for the social networking site MySpace. He earned three Grammy Honours in 2013 for the record Bangarang, including one for “Claims,” which he documented with Nero. He started dating musician and vocalist Ellie Goulding, who sang in the tune “Summit” in Feb 2012. The few separated in Oct 2012. He’s joined up with by Diplo in the duo Jack port Ü.

Quick Facts


Full Name Skrillex
Date Of Birth January 15, 1988
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.64 m
Profession DJ
Nationality American
Parents Francis Moore, Scott Moore, San Bernardino County, CA, United States, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem
Awards Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Billboard Music Award for Top EDM Album, American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year, Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production, DJ Award for Best Drum N Bass/Dubstep, San Bernardino County, CA, United States, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem
Music Groups Jack Ü, From First to Last, Dog Blood, San Bernardino County, CA, United States, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album, American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Collaboration, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Billboard Music Award for Top EDM Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, NME Award for Villain of the Year, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Collaboration, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music – Break-Up Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist, World Music Award for World's Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, DJ Award for Best International DJ, Teen Choice Award for Choice Single: Male Artist, Juno Award for Video of the Year, Myx Music Award for Favorite International Video, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite DJ/EDM Artist, DJ Award for Best Bass, San Bernardino County, CA, United States, Bangarang, First Of The Year, Make It Bun Dem
Movies Zoolander 2, Spring Breakers, Re:Generation, San Bernardino County, CA, United States
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Former frontman of post-hardcore rock band From First to Last.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster Trucks2017performer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" / writer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" - as Sonny Moore post-production
The X Factor2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Promises" - as Sonny Moore
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divergent2014performer: "Stranger"
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Night Stand2013TV Series short 1 episode
Far Cry 32012Video Game performer: "Make It Bun Dem" / writer: "Make It Bun Dem"
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 22012producer: "Bittersweet" - as Sonny Moore / writer: "Bittersweet" - as Sonny Moore
Wreck-It Ralph2012performer: "Bug Hunt" / producer: "Bug Hunt" / writer: "Bug Hunt"
The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series short performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 producer - 1 episode, 2012
Glee2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2012TV Series 1 episode
Spring Breakers2012performer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites", "With You Friends Long Drive", "Going In Skrillex 'Goin' Down' Mix" / writer: "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites", "With You Friends Long Drive", "Going In Skrillex 'Goin' Down' Mix" - as Sonny Moore
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special writer: "Raise Your Weapon"
Beavis and Butt-Head2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game performer: "Get Up!"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smog City2012Documentary as Sonny Moore
Spring Breakers2012

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultra 20152015TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skrillex: Burial Ft. Yogi and Pusha T2015Video short executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #32
Made in America2013DocumentaryHimself
Smog City2012DocumentarySkrillex (as Sonny Moore)
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
KoRn the Path of Totality Tour2012TV MovieHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Re:Generation2011Documentary
American Music Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
Hangout Music Fest2015TV Special
Let's Make a Spaceship: Skrillex Mothership Tour 20142014Documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual EffectsSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)· Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer, Tomash Kuzmitskyi, Max Colt Chyzhevskyy, Diplo, Justin Bieber
2013ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Henry Jackman, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto
2013AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in an Animated Feature ProductionWreck-It Ralph (2012)· Henry Jackman, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Electronic/Dance AlbumFor the album "Bangarang."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor the song "Bangarang" (With artist Sirah).
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Remixed Recording· Nero
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance/Electronica AlbumFor the album "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor the song "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Remixed RecordingFor the recording "Cinema" (Skrillex remix).
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual Effects· Ben Deka, Julien Deka, Tony Truand

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Song of the Summer· Diplo, Justin Bieber
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art DirectionSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)· Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer, Diplo, Justin Bieber
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best EditingSkrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Where Are Ü Now (2015)· Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer, Diplo, Justin Bieber
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Single: Male Artist· Diplo, Justin Bieber
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Break-Up Song· Diplo, Justin Bieber
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Collaboration· Diplo, Justin Bieber
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreSpring Breakers (2012)· Cliff Martinez
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual Effects· Bonnie Brae, Bemo, Jeff Dotson, Erik Lee, The Doors
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music Video· Tony Truand
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Electronic Dance Music VideoFor the video "First of the Year (Equinox)."


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1[on EDM and drug problems in the music world] They are within a minority of shows and, although they are tragic and shouldn't be overlooked, you can't blame an idea for how a culture has taken it and run with it.
2[on 'electronic dance music', 2014) I don't think I created the scene. People caught wind of what I was doing and created this kind of crazy dance music. Even though EDM is still one of the biggest things right now, it's still not as chart-topping as rap or country or pop music. It's still underground to some extent.
3To me, it's always a joy to create music no matter what it takes to actually get there. The real evils are always whatever stops you from doing that - like if your CPU is spiking and you have to sit there and bounce all your MIDI to audio. Now that's annoying!
4With 'Bangarang,' I didn't make any announcement, no campaign. I just put it on my Facebook and some other places. That's how I've done everything with my previous records. I've always kept it organic.
5I want to continue to constantly put out great music, expand further and further with the live show and music that is attracting music fans from all over the place, not only for ravers or electronic heads.
6I was never really a DJ... I just kinda figured it all out at once as I started to tour. I was making music and producing and I just had to start to DJ as I got more into touring.
7I'm always on tour, so I'm always trying new tracks out live before they're released. That's more necessity than anything, because I don't get a proper chance to sit in a studio and work on tracks like other producers do.
8My best monster bass sounds have come from FM8. People think they all come from Massive, but most of the ones that kids online are trying to recreate in Massive are actually from FM8. I also really like Sylenth1, my Tone2 Gladiator and some other granular soft synths as well.
9Throughout my years in From First to Last, I was always dabbling and making electronic music on my own time. The first records I ever owned were crossover electronic rock, like Prodigy, Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.
10The people who I grew up making music with, we've all grown up and become successful in different ways. My manager supported me since I was 16 and believed in me as a musician. He's been there since Day 1, and there's so much to be said about doing something with people that you love.
11I do most of my vocals - aside from a couple of little one-shot vocal samples. I record everything into the Saffire with an SM58 then scratch it with loads of plug-ins. I don't do much vocoding to be honest. All my vocals are usually done with Melodyne and a ton of other plug-ins to make it sound weird.
12I don't think I'll be remembered in a big Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin way. I think I'll be remembered in this way: by the people who were there, who can't capture or explain it. I'm not trying to brag or anything. It's not about me. It's about facilitating a good time for everyone.
13I like doing things in a very minimal, unconventional way as a personal way of saying, 'Look, I made a career out of carefully and craftfully, though unconventionally, making records on laptops and blown speakers.'
14I really like iZotope Trash, which is a great plug-in for distortion, as is Ohmicide, which I love. It's an absolutely crazy multiband distortion, compression, EQ and filter, which pretty much lets you do anything.
15If something gets too easy... I want to do something else. But every album is going to be me, no matter what.
16No one worries about genre when they're dancing. They're not asking themselves, 'Is this song a dubstep song?'
17Singing's not my real passion.
18There's been not a dime spent on marketing for any record I've ever put out.
19I seem to spend a minimum of eight hours a day in transit of some sort or another... that's eight hours of your life gone. People always ask if I suffer from jet lag, but it's kinda become really normal for me... Although the jet lag does become a factor and you're pretty much always tired.
20I don't do much press. I don't like to talk about my music too much before I do it.
21I don't like being overexposed. I don't like being on covers. And I don't like people talking about me.
22I don't like hype cluttering art.
23I don't really think about recognition; I'm not really involved.
24I prefer the gloominess to the sun. I don't know why.
25The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative... If you log all the time with negativity in the while world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive. It spirals.
26Hip-hop and electronic music are so similar, in the fact that they're both very visceral, have so much bass; a lot of times, it's the same tempos. The culture and some of the sound design is different but a lot of times, it's the same stuff.
27I don't care about having money. It's about being happy, man.
28I never set out to be part of a genre, because I listen to all types of music.
29I book myself tight. If I have any time off, I get antsy.


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