Did u watch the Grammys?
Is there any sort of cultural commentary 2 add other than 'famous ppl of various talent levels gave us memes 2 overanalyze, mock, and slutshame'?
THESE ARE THE 2K12 GRAMMYS....
'I wish these were rotisserie chickens' [via hefty_ppl_jokes]
Tonight was the chubwave genre's coming out party.
Guy from Deep Blue Sea hosted [via Deepest Darkest]
'I am not a whore and men are mean 4 lying 2 me abt loving me' -Taylor Swift's simple message of female empowerment
Say what u will abt Chris Brown beating the shit out of Rihanna, but at the end of the day, he's the best in the game in haunting your graphic rape fantasies.
'U like dat ass?' -Slutwave 101 textbook, chapter 32
Adele collabs with some soulpatch-wave, sculted facial hair country singer bros
Adam Levine is truly the hardest twink in the game right now.
The White Stripes reunited.
Kings of Leon looking swole
Mumford and Sons looking 'dapper'
Robyn looking like a fashion disaster/foreign little boy with bowl haircut
I'm not sure why she wore her kinky sex toys 2 the Grammys. Seems classless, trying 2 hard 2 be a slutwaver.
Not sure why Lykke Li was invited. Thought she was just a random female indie artist.
Photo by Ian Witlen via SPIN
The Brostepper Brings his DubRaverBB on stage. She is confused, has no idea what is going on.
BroStepper: BB. I've been thinking a lot about us...
DubRave-BB: I was actually really enjoying that Skrillex show...
BroStepper: We've had a lot of fun on the Holy Ship, I feel like we're finally with our people.
DubRave-BB: Why did u stop the music? Can we have this conversation later?
BroStepper: I mean like, I REALLY love u... It's not the aluminum bottles of Bud Heavy talking
DubRave-BB: I think u have a drinking problem.
BroStepper: BABE. LISTEN 2 ME.
BroStepper: I mean, I just like REALLY, REALLY effing vibe 2 u.
DubRave-BB: I know, I know. Let's talk later plz.
BroStepper: U are the wompwomp in the beat of my heart. U are the bass that dropped in my life and changed my metaphorical DJ set. Without u, I am constant wah-wah, no stable vibes. I need you... That's why I wanted to ask you.
The Brostepper gets down on one knee. Takes out electro wedding ring.
BroStepper: Babe. I really love you babe.
BroStepper: And I want you to be my...
BroStepper: I want to go to every rave with u forever and drop molly with u...
BroStepper: I want u to be my +1 for the rest of time...
DubRave-BB: U GOTTA BE FREAGGIN KIDDING ME!
BroStepper: When I'm with u, I just feel like I'm always in the VIP section
BroStepper: U held my hand when I started to cry when I got that tattoo
BroStepper: And I asked ur dad, and he told me that I didn't have stable income, and he encouraged me to get a stable job, but I don't care, because I know we can be happy....
BroStepper: Will u be my wife?
Skrillex begins to play a meaningful dubstep track.
BroStepper: This is our long drive, bb.
BroStepper: Tonight, we have it all...
DubRave-BB: Tonight, we have eachother...
BroStepper: This must be para, para, paradise [via the Coldplays]
DubRave-BB: When I was a young girl, I always imagined that this is how my true love would ask me to marry me. I'm not one for romanticism, but right now, I know that you are my soulmate.
BroStepper: God Bless Us, every relevant dubstream electrocouple.
The night rolled on, and Skrillex played an amazing set. The newly engaged couple both did molly. The DubRave-BB ended up making out with a relevant DJ. BroStepper was devastated. He started getting AGGRO with his dubBros, and they were kicked out of the nightclub. They managed to start a fight with the bouncers, and were nearly beaten to death. As he made his way back to his room, he contemplated throwing himself off the Holy Ship. He decided against it. He knew that one day, he would find true DubLove again.
Skrillex, Diplo, Steve Aoki, & A-Trak play a Rave Cruise called HOLY SHIP. Was it the Electro Titanic?By Carles on 11 Jan 2012
Photos by Rony's PhotoBooth
What if I told u that there was a magical ship that was filled with the most relevant DJs in the world: Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Diplo, A-TRAK, and MORE setting sail, heading towards destination: PARTY ISLAND, but then while u were on the journey to PARTY ISLAND, u realized that PARTY ISLAND was in fact a destination that lived inside ur heart? Would u jump on board this ship with the opportunity to bronoodle with premium nip slipping bikini BBs, dubstream tatted up bros, relevant DJs, hot altbagettes, and the most relevant ppl in the world? What if I told u that the entire ship was a metaphorical VIP area?
This was Holy Ship, some sort of 'electro rave cruise' that happened last weekend. It was an 'epic hang', although it could have ben widely referred to as 'the day the dubstep died' and/or 'Electro Titanic' if there was some sort of iceberg-wave tragedy.
Did u go 2 Holy Ship?
'Pick me up on Monday, mom.'
'Behind me, we will make DJ/dubstep history. Molly dealers will arrive to the ship in tugboats.'
Me and my best dubstream altbros were prepared to die on Holy Ship.
True or False: This is a picture of the most relevant DJs in the entire world.
Such SICK glowstick moves could only be legal in international waters...
How many Skrillexes can u carry?
Me and a Wizard! #selfpic
One thing I love abt Diplo is that he is always willing to expose the Western World to the 'savage, sexual dance moves' of foreigners and ethnics.
The Dubstep Guy from Korn and the guy from the Pamela Anderson sex tape were both there trying to improve their DJ careers
'One time I made a sweet sex tape with my wife, Pamela Anderson Lee on a boat. This boat is not as fun.' -Tommy Lee, future dubstepper of America association.
It was 'cheat day' at the Carnival Cruise buffet.
Steve Aoki and his usual 'Yes, I am paid to be here. You are not.' face.
Ray Liotta was there.
Every year, my family tries to do something special with out Christmas lights. We'll usually go to Target, Costco, WalMart, and other Christmas specialty popup stores to find the most innovative lighting and lawn sculptures that can make our house the most unique Christmas display in our subdivision. In recent years, I felt like my father had been 'falling off his game.' I took matters into my own hands.
I turned our house into a magical dubstep Christmas light show, to the tune of "First Of The Year (Equinox)" by Skrillex. At first, my parents wondered if we could use a different song, like something off Michael Buble's Christmas album. Then I told him, 'It's what the kids are listening to, dad. It's the dubsteps.'
For the first time in the past 10 years, I felt like I had a reason to be 33 years old and still live at home with my parents. There was a reason that I went to a local 2-year Technical College. This was my time to shine. My time to show my father that I could turn our house into a magical Christmas light show, pushing the boundaries of what Christmas lights could be, without betraying the classic xmas light aesthetic.
I'll never forget the look on my father's face as every movement of lights perfectly matched every womp-womp, wah-wah, and bass drop. Despite complaints from our neighbors for having the song on repeat for every minute of darkness, there was no denying the beauty of our house. Our house lit up the streets, like the Daft Punk pyramid in the center of Coachella. We sipped hot cocoa and basked in the glow of our dubsteppy house.
For the first time in my life, my dad put his hand on my shoulder. I had never felt physical affection from him. He told me, "Son, I'm proud of you. For Christmas, I got us two tickets to go see Skrillex. You and your old man, enjoying the music that brought us together."
Even my little sister got caught up in the spirit of Christmas, but more importantly, the spirit of Dubstep.
'Every time a dubstep mp3 streams, an angel gets his wings.'
During the infancy of 'indie', back when it was something that individual fans felt that they could 'be proud of', a Grammy nomination was met with astonishment and validation. However, in the post-Arcade-Fire-wins-the-night-and-validates-indie era, it seems like random ass indie bands will get nominated every year, and no1 really cares, and we all already know that 'indie went mainstream'. Gonna be a weird era, but we will still see the same tweets/half-assed 'thought pieces' about 'what indie means' & other gimmicky over-analysis of 'the most coveted prize in American music.'
The most stunning development of the night is Skrillex's five nominations. He is just behind Kanye West and Adele who each have six noms. Skrillex is the first electronic artist put into the Best New Artist category, so he is basically a 'legitimate trailblazer' even if James Blake tries to discredit him because his brand of dubstep is too aggressive. Bon Iver also got some Sympathy Noms, and Foster the Ppl are riding their Pumped Up Kickswaves to another awards show, then we get to see if they 'last' or 'fade away' as one of the 2010s best one-hit-wonders.
Here is a breakdown of indie, electro, mindie, bubble gum indie, cool dad, dubstep, dance_house, chillwave, and other relevant alt genres/humans who were nominated 4 Grammys. (View a complete list of every nomination here.)
The 'Biggest' News
Best New Artist
OMG Skrilly and Bon Iver in the same category?
But isn't Bon Iver a middle aged man from the Midwest? Isn't he an old ass artist who has been around 4 a while? Guess it doesn't matter. Bon Iver was also nominated for 'Record of the Year' and 'Song of the Year', but just because he is a cool dad indie band like the Arcade Fire, don't expect that b0ring a$$ album to 'actually win.' I think this is the beginning of a default 'mainstream indie band' nomination for most of the big awards. It is symbolic/sympathetic.
It seems like the surprise Arcade Fire moment of the show would be Skrillex winning. There is always a bad feeling that Nicki Minaj's big ass will waddle up to accept the award, but as long as she is slippin us some nip, we'll be alright.
For a while, I have been joking about the quest for a position called 'The Prince of Dubstep.' An ongoing battle for supremacy between artists like Skrillex, Deadmau5, Jamie xx, Burial, and James Blake, who are basically some of 'the most famous' dubsteppers in different realms of the genre. Usually, I would include James Blake in the conversation even though I always figured that his music 'wasn't really dubstep', but it was just funny that he considered to be a member of the genre. Always seemed more like a conceptual soft rocker to me. I figured it was just the indiesphere mislabeling something, just because labels are effective writing tools to appeal to ppl who don't really listen to music.
The things that drew me to dubstep in the first place weren't necessarily the kind of testosterone-driven environments that you got from say, late jungle or some of the drum 'n' bass stuff that was happening after that. I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can't even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It's a million miles away from the ethos of it. It's been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that's not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I'm concerned.
James Blake dropped a massive, Anti-American bomb.
James Blake is above American dubstep.
James Blake hates Americans.
James Blake thinks dubstep can be lumped into the 'North American Scum'-wave demographic [via Deadmau5 being from Canada].
James Blake doesn't like his drop TOO dirty.
I am not really even very familiar with the genre of dubstep, and I am not a dubstep historian. I just remember there used to be some mysterious bro in a hoodie who every one creamed their pants over then dubstep became a bit more 'prevalent.' Like any genre other than chillwave, we argue about the history, influences, and try to project some sort of 'optimal trajectory' for the genre. Like we are some sort of watchdog and historical preservation society. However, there is something 'troubling' about James Blake's statement. I applaud him for 'saying something with balls', which is something that the majority of artists avoid ever doing and just 'try to sound cool and quirky' in interviews, but I feel like his statement perfectly embodies the white man's indiesphere's problem with dubstep.
Has the indiecentric mindset's rejection of Dubstep culture exposed the impending obsolescence of the indieblogosphere?
Indie is facing a harsh reality. Many of our most beloved indie bands have evolved into 'what they are going to be.' They will not take many risks in the future, and their lack of innovation is likely to leave us pretty disinterested in their product. There aren't that many great personalities in indie, and the way we perceive modern indie bands as 'artists' actually works against them. It feels like every modern indie band is expected to 'play by our rules', debuting their albums on boring NPR streams, existing to us in the context of familiar widgets and strategic brand alignments.
The newest 'buzzworthy' indie bands are just decent replicas of who they think they are supposed to be, replicating the same tactics of the old indie guard. Are you really that excited about the next Animal Collective album?
As we enter our alt-middle ages, we are at a crossroads. Do we want to go fall asleep at a Bon Iver or James Blake concert, or do we want to watch people who are younger than us have the same kind of fun that we used to have at a dubstep concert? Immersing yourself in dubmericana culture makes you wonder if the same joy and excitement that we once felt for music might have been just as impersonal and contrived.
What does the old guard white man's indiesphere even 'value' in the music that they honor as 'authentic'? Why has American dubstep been deemed as 'inauthentic'? Is it the people who enjoy the music? Has music tastemaking just become a classist exercise?
What are you afraid of, authentic indie blog? No longer 'being cool'? No longer controlling the ability to tastemake future generations? Become the same stale voices that we thought we had avoided becoming 5-10 years ago? Has indie 'peaked'?
James Blake claims that American dubstep is too crunchy, too wompwomp, too contrived, too bro-y, too testosterone-y, too ravey. It is 'just a pissing contest' 2 impress simpletons who are not 'students of dubstep.' Every genre of music eventually becomes a pissing contest. You can call it 'evolving' or 'the corruption of the genre.' You can call it 'attempting to make music that people enjoy/relate to', or you can call it 'manipulating the masses.' Ambition = Success = Marketing = Pissing.
I pee every day, competing for relevancy. My stream is long, thick. My prostate does not interfere with my ability to pee a consistent stream...yet.
It is also important to talk openly about the quick rise of dubstep DJ culture and the resentment and jealousy that it can inspire from buzzbands. Face it. You're an indie artist driving around Middle America in a van, and your best business model is taking handouts from megabrands. You're not going to make too much money this tour. The critics are on your ass. Some ass hole blog makes fun of you weekly. You wonder if 'being alt famous' is even worth it. Should you just get your master's degree and a decent job? Will you ever be the Arcade Fire? Do you even want that?
Then you see a popular DJ making more than you make in one night because they sold out a massive venue to people twirling glowsticks. You say the music sucks. You say their fans are less authentic than your fans. You say they have 'corrupted' something pure for the sake of money, success, fame & glamour. They see Deadmau5 headlining Coachella and wonder if the indie infrastructure could even get them there in a rewarding/fulfilling way. Maybe the jealousy isn't that simple, but it's a natural extension of human nature.
I have more questions than answers.
Indie Buzzbands can question the talent & authenticity of dubsteppers. Dubsteppers can question the talent of indie buzzbands. Right now, the majority of 'genuine enthusiasm and excitement' is in the dubstep genre. Maybe it's 'youth', 'simpletons who just want to dance' or something else that James Blake hates.
Why is the indiesphere so afraid of American dubstep?
Are we in the middle of the Electro Vs. Indie War?
WTF is dubstep?
Do we really care abt the authentic preservation of genres, or is that an 'old timer's mindset'?
Why is the modern indie media resentful/negligent of these new markets when 'rap'/'hip hop' is deemed relevant/authentic/worth covering?
Did James Blake just 'bastardize' the sounds of Michael McDonald, Stevie Winwood, and Rick Astley?
Did James Blake 'speak the truth' or should he 'shut his goddamned pie hole'?
Should he be 'effing deported' from North America?
Why do we buzz the bands that we do?
Do indie blogs h8 any band that isn't created on their terms?
There was potentially a lot of truth to what James Blake said. But if you agree, maybe you should initiate a musicstential crisis relatively soon. As caught up as we can be in preserving the indieblog ideology on a day-to-day basis, the general conclusion that we always come to is, 'Let's not think about context. Let's think about how this music makes us feel.' Dubstep is making a lot of people feel something.
American Dubstep/ElectroRaveCore/Branded_House is here.
It is more popular than the Best-New-Music-wave bands.
What's so wrong with dubstream?
Is h8ing dubstep 'classist'?
Is indie already dead?
Have u been 2 a rave/dubstep concert? How did it make u feel?
Does the buzz drought just mean the indie model 'ate itself' and there is nothing left?
How obsolete is the once buzzworthy indie blogosphere?
Are indie music blogs just facilitators of sponsored experiences?
Jared's VIP Diary - Entry Log Date 00:004:032 044/32/20 AFTER THE DEATH OF CHRIST (AKC - AFTER KURT COBAIN)
I met Skrillex today. Yes, he was intimidated by me, not just because I was wearing some sort of samurai ninja dress, but because I am Jared Leto, King of Alt. I am familiar with his status as the Prince of Dubstep. He rules one of the regions of my alt kingdoms, a thriving dubstepian region that lays beyond the RapeGaze Swamplands, but above the pampa that the White Man's Indie Suburbs have overtaken.
It is beautiful to see all of my Alt Lands. Floating down the steampunk river, beyond the indie rap Badlands, making our way into the LoFi Mountains. This is our beautiful land, and I am honored to have Skrillex leading the developing country of Dubstepia as the Prince of Dubstep. There are many important internal policy issues that this developing nation shall have to make. Healthcare, glowstick assistance for the poor, crowd control issues--they are facing a unique set of problems. The diversity of Dubstep Nation makes them a peaceful people.
Difficult times call for difficult decisions that will shape the future of the Electro Continent. God bless you, Prince Skrillex of the Dubstepian tribe. May your region thrive, see an economic festival rave boom, and may your electro tariffs and taxes fund the next great Renaissance in all of Alt. It is time for us to give up on the dying White Man's Indie.
I am Jared Leto. King of Alt.
You live in my Altopia?
"CMON RAVER BRO... That just doesn't even make sense... I am going to put on ur own bracelets and pummel you to death with them"
Photos by the cobrasnake
The Identity Festival came to a close this month, so there were tons more rave photos in miscellaneous locations around the country. We are continuing to monitor the proliferation of electro culture. Yes, 'electro music' has been around for a long time, but we are witnessing history as it continues 2 'go mainstream'. The modern rave is a threat to the traditional music festival because Generation Z kids might not care about Generation Y's boring ass indie music.
//RAVE OR EFFING DIE\\
R u going 2 go 2 Identity Festival next year to laugh @ all the ravers?
Or will u be there 2 RAGE LEGIT DUBSTEP?
Do u <3 or h8 RAVES?
Is MOLLY the official drug of the 2k11 rave?
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa Rave Rave! [via massive amounts of molly on my pacifier]
THIS IS HOW I ROLL [via acid / molly / xtc / mdma]
Electro music caused me 2 have a face period. #face_periods
'Ever since grandma died, grandpa has been trying to find himself. My grandpa became a raver.'
U still call it HOUSE MUSIC, bro? I thought the generally accepted term 4 the vague genre of popular electro is currently 'dubstep'?
'I only leave my grammy's basement when there is a rave within a 400 mile radius of her home.'
Raving is an equal opportunity experience
Why is ur ear blue? Why is a home improvement project dangling from ur ear?
Aoki, some dog in an Aoki shirt, and the dude from Breaking Bad
Is rave rafting more dangerous than 'white water rafting'?
Big Ole Rave Ass up in my face
sh0w m0ar b00b
'I'll take a double raveburger with dubfries and a small molly milkshake.'
If I tackle this bro, do I get a 1-UP / extra life?
Photos by thecobrasnake
Apparently, 'raves' are totally hot right now, and there is some alt music festival going across the country called Identity Festival. Basically, they are taking the high-end marketed commercial rave vibes to Middle Americans who like to vibe out to LEGIT DUBSTEP like effing ROCKSTARS with SWAG who like to RAGE. SO CA$H. It seems like the spirit of high-end California wave marketed electro is sweeping across the nation thanks to acts like Deadmau5, Skrillex, and Steve Aoki. S0, S0 very CA$H.
It's great to see juggalos evolving beyond horrorcore to get into electro, dubstep, house-wave, and bangercore. 'It really feels like electro is the modern punk' -some bro who is really proud of being into electro
HAS ELECTROHOUSEDUBSTEPPY 'gone mnstrm'?
Have Middle Americans 'ruined' electro rave vibes?
Has 'electro music' become more popular than boring ass white man's 'indie'?
RAVE OR DIE!
i am JACKED on Rock Star Energy Drink!
DUB MUTHA EFFIN STEP, BITCHES!
Waiting til nite to pull out the glow sticks
This is groovier than Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza after a series of bong rips in my suburban apartment!
$11??? for Coors Light? What a rip off!
So blazed... SO CA$H...
Rave Devil Horn bro
My dubsteppy cool dad is S0 CA$H
Lookin good, bb!
I don't give an EFF... but I am kinda pumped that Steve Aoki autographed my head.
Save the hulahoop for Marleyfest, bb [via ppl who float between alt events just to do drugs]
I am safe from radioactive non-electro vibes
A keut lil rapegaze bb!
QT SWAG BBs!
Go back to the Gathering, friggin Juggalos!
Go back to Myspace, friggin myspacer!
Not sure where yall came from, so can't tell u where 2 go back 2....
'Meet me in the bathroom, bb' -The Strokes
I gotta be honest, I am not really that into dubstep, I am basically just 'reacting' to it invading the mainstream indiesphere. Artists like James Blake, Jamie xx, Thommy York, and Skrillex are trying to go 'dubstream', but at the same time, there are probably tons of other totally authentic underground dubstep artists like burial, and the tranny bro in this video, hyping up her new single that is totally hot!
I am sorta interested in the future of the dubstep aesthetic. Figuring out who will ultimately 'own' the genre, who will be remembered as the #1 dubstepper of all time? Is it an authentic genre, or just a 'flavor of the week' aesthetic that Britney Spears utilized and then tons of lamestreamer Middle Americans tried too hard to be like, "I'm totally gonna pump this out of my car stereo."
Really into this dubstep tranny's dubstep single 'dropping' on iTunes. It gives me hope that instead of starting a chillwave lofi buzzband, I can just hire a random ass electro bro producer and then sing nasty lyrics over it with really dark vocal effects. Is it time to become an authentic dubstepper, or is this trend totally lamestream now?
Srsly though....What kind of ppl are in2 dubstep?
a) electro bros
c) UK bros
e) tranny bros
f) tranny broads
j) Hot Topic tweens
k) buff dude bros who partie hard
l) Pitchfork-wave music critic bros
m) ppl who read NME
n) ppl who hang out on mssg boards and talk abt music
o) ppl who don't listen to internet music
p) ppl who used to listen to Linkin Park
q) Britney Spears fans
r) ppl who think Radiohead is the best band in the world
s) Bros are are still into the whole Banksy/Burial anonymous aesthetic
t) Ppl who drink Mountain Dew
u) Ppl who used to be into Taking Back Sunday
v) Bros who wear cologne
w) Bros who want vagines and bosoms
x) Bros who own headphones that cost over $300
y) Ppl who play violent video games
Is dubstep 'relevant' or just a 'BS electro fad'?
WTF is 'dubstep'?
Who invented dubstep?
Does the Tranny Bro's dubstep single seem amazing?
Please share any info abt dubbystepp that u have in the comments section of this post.
Ur hair caught on fire!
If only all of ur close friends #sidestage
[via bros selling footage to TMZ]
helped u 2
drop [via the bass]
and roll [via on #molly #e #shouldatakenacidwithyall]
I would dump water on ur hair, Skrilly
even if it shorted ur entire on-stage visual audio system
BC I don't want the fire 2 get in2 ur brain
I don't want 2 lose u
Ur a living alt legend
And even though the rise of dubstep and ur sideshave
were exploited as a meme that positively contributed
2 the rise of dubstep
They don't <3 u like I <3 u [via 'wait']
I remember in 2k12,
EDM stormed the world
U ascended 2 the throne
as the true Prince of Dubstep
invigorating the scene with positive vibes
making tons of old music critics be all like
"U know what, the dubstepping kids are having fun, and god bless em"
But ur hair caught on fire
on ur Birfday.
Is that some sort of
Is this symbolic 4 the attack on dubstep/EDM?
Where will all the DJs go?
Will EDM culture become too 'middle american'?
Are we still in <3 with the singular DJ as the symbolic image of the vintage rocknroll lifestyle?
Do we need 2 #SaveDubstep?
Can EDM continue 2 grow, or will there be a recession?
Are all of the Civil War Re-enactment Wave Bands 'fighting against' dubstep and EDM?
Is 'dubstep' dying?
Is it true that TRAP MUSIC is 'taking ovr'? [TRVP]
Can raves stay alive?
Will raving youth mature
much like boring cool dads who listen to honkie indie 'grew up'
and 'indie music' turned into 'adult contemporary'?
What's next 4 the dubsteps?
Is Skrillex's hair getting set on fire a bad sign / omen?
Photos by The Cobrasnake
Katy BB! I was SO sad when u and Russell broke up because I thought that he was REAL good for you because I like a man who can make me laugh. But who is that MYSTERY MAN?
Is that popular alternative EDM dubstep DJ? I am totally just now getting into dubstep because it makes me want to dance. Honestly, I'd never go to a rave because I am at least 35 years older than the people that actually go, but maybe I should check out that new phenomenon of electric music made with machines. #TeamSkrilly I ALWAYS love dancing to new music at the club because it is also a good way to burn calories but then I get embarressed and out of breath and sweaty because of how horribly out of shape I am. I need to apply for federal aid to get a scooter soon.
I honestly just hope Katy is happie, no matter who she ends up with but if any1 is mean 2 her or cheats on her, then I will be sad. I cried at the end of the Katy Perry 3D Movie.
PLEASE do not tell me ur canoodling with the uggo on the right of this picture. He looks scary!
I wanna hang with ur friends! Invite me 2 ur next party, Katy BB!
PLEASE do not invite the scary guy. Is he the one who sings #Daughters? He looks like he got really old and ugg. Honestly, sorta reminds me of how I looked at age 20, then by age 30 I looked old, disgusting and decrepit.
I just hope u and #Skrillem are #happy together. That's all I ever wanted, for my best celeb (friends) to be happie.
Keven Federline who? #TeamSkrillex
Nardwuar is probably the only entertaining interview worth watching/reading/consuming at all these days. It really isn't THAT informative, but he gives the interviewee gifts that relate to their past, and u get 2 see them be all like 'OMG! I know this shit! This is an amazing interview! Ur the best Nardywaury! Thanx 4 all the gifts. Where did get this stuff? LOL!' Nardwuar interviewed the official Prince of Dubstep, Skrillex, and it was a chill hang.
It is only a matter of time b4 Nardwuar is sponsored by Vitamin Water / the all new Toyota Tacoma, and his interviews go 2 shit.
IS Nardwuar the best interviewer of all time?
Was this interview 'interesting'?
Does Nardy only bring his 'A-Game' when he interviews thug ass rapper ass niggas?
Does he 'do his homework'?
Or does he just use gimmicks, avoiding hard-hitting journalistic questions?
Do u <3 Skrilly?
Do u miss Skrillex?
Skrillex setup some train tour across Canada, taking EDM music to previously uncultured regions of Canada. Maybe even the backwards regions where they want to speak French and give up free healthcare and be able to marry multiple people. Anyways, they rode a train together and had meaningful times, utilizing free wifi, hanging out on laptops 2gthr. Who knows if they collab-ed, or maybe just shared some memes.
"Drag the ableton file into the Gibson mainframe and hack the planet."
'After so many nights of fun, DJ-wave fame, curvy bitches, and drugs, I don't even know who I am and what I want any more. I only exist to scam money from promoters, venues, and brands who overvalue my DJ/producer brand. I have nothing, but I can't turn back.' -Diplo's thoughts during the day
This is what it looked like when they were actually driving the train.
"Check out this meme I found on Tumblr. [something zany and annoying that throws in a historical reference to make her seen smart/interesting]"
Do u wish u wr on this train?
Does this train seem fun?
Do u wanna LAN PARTY with alt celebs?
IS life just a series of LAN PARTIES with other ppl but mainly by urself?
Did u attend this tour?
Did u ride on the train?
Who seems like the most authentic member of this crew?
Is Grimes 'trying 2 be EDM'?
Do u think they 'collab-ed' or just 'bullshitted' and shared memes?
R u worried abt Diplo's tortured soul?
Skrillex is a popular DJ, producer, and dubstep EDM pioneer. However, he is trapped in a bubble.
He is currently on a train tour across Canada. However, there is no word on his bubble status.
There is no word on whether or not he is trapped in this bubble forever.
We cannot confirm why he is trapped in this bubble.
Skrillex is in a bubble. Sources say that he is so relevant that this is a protective measure to keep him from melting other humans with just the touch of his hand.
Will Skrillex ever #GetFree from this bubble?
Is he being quarantined?
R u worried that he will never gain bubble freedom?
Is this a larger metaphor for how the EDM bubble will never burst, providing a sustainable, insulated future for the pioneers of modern rave/dance culture?
Is he trying 2 resemble Jake Gyllenhaal/Jonny Travolta?
Photos by The Cobrasnake
Middle Aged Man.
Searching for something more.
Middle Aged Man.
Career going very well.
Meet Mitchell. Go ahead and call him "Mitch." He is in middle management at a regional Samsung supplier, a liaison to partners in the Far East and a well-respected project manager within the company. Mitch posted huge numbers in 2012-Q1. The biggest thrill of his life was watching the birth of his only son, Mitchell Jr. Well, besides the time he had to go to Thailand and purchased sex from a she-male prostitute. Mitch has a dark side, tired of his life. Tired of his job. Tired of day to day responsibilities. Tired of the way he looked. The way he felt. The way young people looked at him as if he didn't exist, just a boring background face in their lives'.
This night had been a long time coming for Mitch.
The night it all changed was a Samsung Galaxy S III launch party. He had never heard of Skrillex. He had never heard dubstep. He had never even been to a sponsored event with an open bar. Over the course of the night, Mitch found a new scene where he truly belonged.
He felt the dub, the womp womp, the bass, the youth, the feelings, the vibes, the emotions in his entire body.
Mitch was finally free. The person he never had the opportunity to be. Tonight, Mitch was a bottle poppin VIP ass nigga, tearing up the club. The club truly could not handle Mitch right now.
CRAFT BEER, BITCHES!
Young people looked at Mitch and at first it looked like he didn't belong. But the way Mitch partied was admirable. By the end of the night, every one was friends with Mitch. Mitch insisted on ordering rounds of shots for the entire party even though the alcohol was free.
We can learn a lot about the human spirit from Mitch. Maybe we're all just searching for a fun place, young, pretty people, and most importantly, an open bar. Maybe we're all just scavenging this Earth for a free drink, a good friend. A pal like Mitch. Even though something like a product launch is what brought us all together, maybe we need to focus on the pure vibes of a free spirit like Mitch.
Maybe we learned that the spirit of Skrillex can invade any one, despite their age, size, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. Perhaps the power of the Samsung Galaxy Android Phone is inside of us all.
Last night, the entire world belonged to Mitch.
Did this Middle Aged Man turn into a VIP raver d-bag?
Or is he the purest, alt-est soul of 2k12?
Is 'craft beer' the only thing that a middle aged man can taste?
What did u learn from the Story of Mitch?
This weekend, Skrillex tweeted out a picture of a customized Heineken beer, complete with his name on it. While there was absolutely no reason to believe anything beyond this being a picture of a Heineken bottle with Skrillex's name on it, it truly begs the question: Is Heineken attempting to expand in American markets by developing a 'Skrillex flavored' beer? It would be a natural step for the brewing giant, as they have been the alcohol sponsor at many music festivals.
Many famous musicians, rappers, and personalities develop personal food and beverage products. Whether it is a sports drink, a fine wine, or even a custom line or Doritos, brands are ALWAYS looking for an opportunity to make a splash. Soon, Heiny might be the next big winner in the commodification of American dubstep.
Do u know what this will taste like?
Do u think the Skrillex beer will be extra hoppy? Extra wompy? Will it drop ur tummie?
Is this a good brand strat for Heineken?
Will this be available in American markets?
Does Heineken have a strong enough hold on 'young people' in the USA, or does it need to rebrand to appeal to 13-20 year olds with a solid marketing relaunch?
Do u want to eat/drink anything that is Skrillex flavored, or r u just gonna buy his eventual headphone line?
Please drink responsibly.
Trent Reznor is a Nine Inch Nails bro who is widely regarded as a cultural alt visionary. He's sort of like Robert Smith of the Cure, except he's not wearing the same costume from 20 years ago, or something. I am not sure if he is still in a band, or if he just writes meaningful bleep bloops over David Fincher films and collects 'mad Oscars.' Anyways, some 'embarassing footage' of him on some dance from the 90s emerged, and it has ruffled some feathers in the alt haircut community.
It seems as though Trent Reznor has 'the Skrillex haircut' in this vintage performance...
Skrillex's haircut has become an internationally known meme, but did Trent Rezzie 'have it first'?
Who is the original alt innovator?
Is Trent Reznor owed a percentage of Skrillex's fame and fortune?
Is the 'Skrillex haircut' actually 'the Trent Rezzie haircut'?
Neither of the parties could be reached for comment, but it seems clear that this might be heading to court...
Who invented the Skrillex haircut?
Do you hang out at girlswholooklikeskrillex.tumblr.com all day?
Will Skrillex have to pay publishing rights/ royalties to Trent Reznor?
Do u ever listen to the song abt wanting 2 Eff some1 like an animal [via NIN]?
Is there a precedent Supreme Court case on a similar issue?
Does every1 steal from every1?
Who was the first person ever with the Skrillex haircut?
Pitchfork does feature interview on Skrillex. Has he 'crossed over' 2 indie audiences after being ostracized?By Carles on 28 Mar 2012
Up until today, Pitchfork has taken an anti-Skrillex and anti-American dubstep stance. In the early days, they supported James Blake's minimal bass version of dubstep, but then his buzz sorta died. Now, Skrillex has 'taken over' the modern American music zeitgeist, managing 2 appeal 2 mnstrm vibes AND moderately alt vibes. There's been a whole wave of old ass indie journalists doing dumb 'pieces' where they 'went to a Skrillex show', 'felt old', then 'gave Skrillex his due' for recapturing the authentic essence of music, even though it clashes with the old live-music-experience paradigm that is basically just 'white dudes with guitars, now with a few more bleep bloops.'
Anyways, he was 'featured' in a Pitchfork interview, so u have 2 wonder if P4k is going to start 2 'bail' on fringe/fake buzzbands, and instead focus on dubstep, music that ravers listen 2, and everything else that cool dad, white, indie NPR listeners are not really used 2. In a way, u have to say that Pitchfork is moderately responsible for the memefication of Skrillex into some 'joke meme', just the face of a rave scene for people who wanted to do molly and dress in small clothes, disregarding his art over the course of his rise to post-relevancy, Grammy wins, and mainstream fame.
Pitchfork: Do you have any theories about why you've been singled out as somebody that people hate?
SM: If you try to understand, that's diving in and reading what people say about you, and you can't do that because, fuck man, it's strange. It causes a stigma. For a long time, I was so oblivious to it because I play these shows and everyone's having a great time. I remember doing my first big Skrillex interview, where I talked with the writer for hours. We touched on everything. And then they chopped it down to a one-minute thing with the headline: "Skrillex Talks Back to the Haters" and it got like a million views. They made it look like I was just defending myself the whole time. It's strange because, before someone has a chance to have their own opinion about you, they already have an opinion about you. That's the thing about press and media, it's out of your control.
It's a shame. People are like, "Oh, I heard about him, he's the crazy dubstep guy," and they listen expecting that. But if you take a step back from the different connotations and you observe things for what they are... there are a lot of artists that might be misunderstood. If anything, I just want people to actually have their own opinions about me. I don't care if people hate me. I mean, I get it. When you were young, you were like, "The Backstreet Boys are gay!" And kids are on computers now. I'll post something on Facebook, and then, within two seconds, there are comments: "Fuck you dude... you suck... pussy... bitch... faggot... you ruined dubstep... emo." But if you look at their profiles, they're so young. To everyone else on the street, there's this really elitist, big group of haters everywhere. But fine. No offense to young kids.
To me, it's all about making music and playing shows. I think it's healthy to talk about why something is better or worse, but everything's connected with that, too. Like, I see someone take a photo of me and they [start typing on their cellphone] and they're putting it on Twitter and Facebook, and it's tagged "Skrillex," and now there are more people talking about me right away. It creates this discussion about so many things, but I guess that's just how it is.
Why didn't Skrillex initially appeal 2 Pitchforkian NPR markets? Is it just a matter of a new generation of 'young people' getting into something new that 'old people' can't call their own?
Has P4k 'caved' 2 the fame and success of Skrillex?
Does this mean random ass Brooklyn buzzbands are in danger of no longer being covered?
Is EDM 'taking over the world'?
Has Skrillex + America 'prevailed'?
Has Skrillex been 'ostracized' unfairly from the white man's indie scene?
Will Skrillex get a 10.0 from P4k?
Are they just being nice to him because he has a song with Kanye West coming out in the immediate future?
Is EDM 'kicking out' indie music?
Is 'indie' over/a dead dream?
Was Skrillex discriminated against?
R u going to listen to EDM so that you are no longer forced to listen to NPR and boring stuff like Bon Iver?
Has Skrillex 'grown on u' after unfair ostracizing him based on internet meme hatred?
Did 'indie music' get boring and overhyped anyways?
Is indie music 'too honky'?
Is Skrillex OFFICIALLY the Prince of Dubstep?
Is Skrillex the current sound of America + rocknroll?
I guess Skrilly was right... rocknroll will take us 2 the mntn top...
James Blake re-emerges with Bieber hair swoop, LASHES OUT at aggressive American dubstep once again.By Carles on 14 Feb 2012
James Blake was one of the most buzzed artists of early 2k11, playing one decent song that was actually ripped off from a song that his dad produced/wrote, except it had dark authentic dubbysteppy bass vibes. Every1 was like 'OMG he's the next big thing', then Skrillex basically 'blew him out of the water', winning the great Dubstep War [link]. Now it seems like journalists can only really ask him to 'talk mad shit' about Skrillex and aggressive American dubstep, or else there isn't anything interesting about him or his music [via Bon Iver zzzz snoooze waves].
(BTW his Bieber hairswoop is back)
You'll NEVER guess what the slowstep frontman said now!
I've been asked a lot about the state of dubstep in America, and everyone wants me to say something controversial, but I have no negative feelings toward anything really. There's a weird question you have to ask when you're talking about sexuality in music. Not sexuality, but gender in music. At the time I had this misconception that girls wouldn't go for that because it was so aggressive, but I was wrong.
While James Blake did not say much, he certainly said enough... He has finally accepted his loss in his title race for the Prince of Dubstep.
Has James Blake lost it all?
Is he sidestepping the hard questions?
Do journalists even 'actually care' abt the hard hitting questions, or are they just trying to 'start shit' and 'go viral' based on a blurb?
Does he look good with his Bieber swoop? or do u miss his school boy look?
Does he need 2 get over his problems with American dubstep?
Will he ever not be jealous of the fame, well-earned critical adoration, and album sales riches of Skrillex? [link]
Do u <3 or h8 the dubstep wars?
Whose team r u on?
Deadmau5 is cited as being responsible for nurturing Skrillex's career as a DJ, incubating him to bring him 2 the masses as a product that every1 would <3, similar to how Usher has harvested and enslaved Justin Bieber. Now it seems like Deadmau5 has 'struck back' now that Skrillex's haircut is more recognizable than Deadmau5's mickey moust head thingy mask. Deadmau5 decided 2 wear Skrillex's phone number on a t-shirt 2 the Grammys.
Is this the beginning of the 'DJ prank wars'?
R u going to call Skrillex at his phone number 626-319-1039?
Did Deadmau5 'go too far'?
R u sorry4Skrillex?
Is this worse than the time MIA tweeted out the phone number of that NYTimes writer lady?
Do u think this is really his phone number, or just a 'meme prank' 2 get them hits and virality?
Do these Grammys belong to dubstep?
Is Deadmau5 unchill 4 pulling this prank?
Did u call/text Sonny Moore just 2 say hi?
Skrillex is an electro pioneer who took over for the failed buzz electro acts Daft Punk and Justice. While both were expected to take electro/dance/house music 2 the mainstream, both failed after lackluster albums. Now, it is Skrillex who has fulfilled the electro prophecy, already winning 3 Grammy Awards. He is still up for Best New Artist. Here is he with fellow relevant alt electro DJ producer bros Diplo and A-Trak.
Do they look good, BBs?
In a pre-telecast ceremony Sunday (February 12), the multiple nominee nabbed Grammy gold for Best Dance/Electronica Album (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites), Best Dance Recording ("Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites") and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical ("Cinema").
Does Skrillex have it all?
R u on #TeamSkrillex?
R u #pray4skrillex-ing?
Do A-Trak and Diplo look good, bb?
Has dubstep 'finally arrived'?
Is dubstep 'taking over' the boring old white man's indie scene?
Is he truly the Prince of Dubstep?
Skrillex has it all. Mad record sales, mainstream fame, alt fame, adoring fans who will go see him DJ for any price, and approaching one million Twitter followers. But now it seems like he truly has it all now that he has been bronoodling with Mr. Belding [via Saved By the Bell fallen human meme].
Is Mr. Belding 'addicted 2 VIP' and 'partying hard'?
Has Mr. Belding always partied and hung out with kids who looked alt?
Is he addicted to 'bitches', 'partying' and 'the VIP lifestyle'?
May you find a way to escape from the dark bender that Mr. Belding might try 2 take u on.
In your own name we pray.
Do u wish u could bronoodle with the Prince of Dubstep?
Do u wish u could bronoodle with the Principal of Bayside High School?
Is this an EPIC BRONOODLING sesh?
Does Mr. Belding seem hella chill or hella dark?
Who was more 'alt': Zach Morris, AC Slater, or Screech's porn career?
Skrillex has it all
He is the Prince of Dubstep
Chilling with 2 albums in the Billboard Top 20
Taking his music 2 the mainstream
Earning $$$$ while he sleeps
Some how, he won an Oscar
I'm not sure if he directed a movie called 'The Artist'
starred in a film called 'From Dubs 2 Riches: The Story of Sonny Moore'
Wrote a remix to 'U've Got a Friend In Me' for Toy Story IV
Or 'pulled a Face/Off' with Meryl Streep, winning Best Actress
U never know with The Skrill
In a few weeks, he may or may not add a Grammy to his trophy case
I need u!
Ur the Prince of Dubstep.
Think abt all the things u have left 2 do after u win a Grammy
U r responsible for the future of electronic music
In the words of Lana Del Rey...
"It's U, It's U, It's All 4 U..."
Maybe ur dubvibes are just 2 cray 2 be captured on film.
We rlly can't have u melting
I remember that 1 time Daft Punk melted in that movie 'Electroma'
Not sure what happened 2 them afterwards
I am cool with Bon Iver melting, though.
R u pumped for the Grammys?
R u worried abt buzzbands, humans, and DJs melting?
Are Grammys for lamestream masses and entry-level bloggers 2 complain abt snubs?
Will Skrillex get more Grammys than Bon Iver?
R u ready 4 dubstep's big night?
Korn is a band that sang about anger in the late 1990s, back when teens were all like 'ugh im so angry! no1 understands me and I wanna yell, but also kinda rap too!' Now teens are all in2 dubstep and they release their rage and social anxiety by doing molly at raves and escaping from their pain. That's why Korn is 'reinventing themselves' as a dubstep band. In fact, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis claims that Korn 'invented' dubstep.
"We were dubstep before there was dubstep," Davis says. "Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to bring out 120 subwoofers and line them across the whole front of the stage, 60 subs per side. We were all about the bass."
Korn mines those roots on its 10th album, "The Path of Totality" (Dec. 2, Roadrunner), enlisting the talents of the aggressive electronic genre's top producers, from poster boy Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) to Noisia, one of its most respected experimental collectives, for an 11-track set that signifies more than an urgent new sound for the almost 20-year-old band. The Path of Totality also stands as dubstep's first official smash-up with its obvious cousin, hard rock. And if social media tests are any indication, the kids are more than ready for it.
'No bro, some bro in the UK invented dubstep. Ur just ruining it!' -James Blake
But srsly yall.. who are the Original Kings of Dubstep?
According to Korn's manager, dubstep is what is relevant, and every1 who wants to be 'now' should turn into a dubstep artist.
"Probably the most active young audience out there is the dubstep audience, just as Korn's was when they first came on the scene," says Peter Katsis, the band's manager since its self-titled 1994 debut. "There's a reason why they're attracted to each other; why a guy like Skrillex went from [singing lead in a hardcore] band like From First to Last to doing what he's doing [today]."
The Korn bro is apparently mad chill with Skrillex. I wish I could call Skrillex and have him help me launch my dubstep career. Right now, my only contacts are in the chillwave and bleepbloop industry. :-(
Korn's interest in bass music started with Davis, a longtime DJ and student of new sounds. "I've been a fan of electronic music since the beginning," Davis says. "When I first heard Skrillex's stuff, I was blown away."
Earlier this year, Davis tried playing some guitar riffs over Skrillex tracks, liked what he heard and got the rest of the band's blessing. "That's when I called Sonny, and he was like, 'Fuck yeah,'" Davis says.
Some studio time with Skrillex-meant more as an experiment than a formal album session-yielded three tracks, including "Get Up!," which Davis says took three-and-a-half hours to write and record. The incendiary track blends Skrillex's loose, half-time break beats and growling, stuttering bass sounds with Korn's moments of melody and Davis' own demon roar.
Do u vibe to their 'collab'?
It seems like Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dubstep Dream" speech has finally been realized now that metal bros and dubstep bros can exist 2gthr in harmony.
"These kids are onto something completely innovative and new," Davis says. "It's pure and awesome and underground and heavy and different, not like stale-ass metal and rock'n'roll. I love them all, but the old-school metalheads are not open to change."
"It's really cool to see glow sticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community," he says. "At the last show, there was one mosh pit where they were moshing, and another with kids doing glow stick tricks. They were taking turns and shit. I think we've opened up a new style that both sides are happy with."
Do u wish Korn could still write classic hits like "Got the Life" and "Freak on a Leash"?
Have they evolved? Or 'sold out' by 'going dubstream'?
Who left a more relevant legacy on rocknroll: Jonathan Davis or Fred Durst?
Should we all evolve in2 dubsteppers?
Has Korn been the same since Fieldy 'went Christian'?
Korn Bassist Fieldy on the Christian Life - CBN... by cbnonline
Is dubstep the most popular music in the world right now?
Can Korn become a relevant DJ in the dubstep scene?
Do u know who invented 'the korn font'?
Is Jonathan Davis the Prince of Dubstep or the King of Dubstep or the God of Dubstep?
Should Skrillex start a dubstep consulting firm to help bands and artists transition their sound into the dubstep era?
RECAP: Alt Celebrity Halloween Costumes [from Best Coast 2 Skrillex 2 Kickball Katy 2 Chrissy Owens]By Carles on 01 Nov 2011
Were u wondering what ur favourite alt celebs were 4 Halloween?
Sorta wish I coulda gone to a relevant Halloween Partie where I saw tons of alt celebs, DJs, and CEOs of buzzbands :-(
At least I can look at pix of them on the internet and pretend they are my friends and pretend we went out and had fun and ate candy. :-)
Lately, electronic dubstep ravewave music has become way more popular than 'boring ass white ppl indie music'. SPIN decided to put Skrillex on their cover, which will definitely sell more copies than last month's St. Vincent cover. Skrillex looks good, bb!
Does this mean Skrillex has finally 'won' the throne as the Prince of Dubstep?
Is he the most popular DJ in the world?
Can u believe he is 23 years old and more famous/rich/successful than U?
Do u <3 or h8 Sonny Moore?
I'd say that the article is 'actually worth reading' for an entry-level crash course on the 'electro dance house dubstep rave music' boom in the post-Daft Punk era.
This is a new era in American electronic dance music. And if you want to understand it, keep your eye on Skrillex, regardless of what you think of dance music's current ultracommercial turn, or of dubstep's regressive macho tendencies, or of the genre's 30-plus years of rhythmic refinement threatening to devolve into a Pauly D fist-pump. Dance music fans have been like those ornery partisans in the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercials, pre-epiphany: "You got electro in my techno!" "You got commercial in my underground!" Skrillex manically disposes of those dichotomies; his music is like a melted goo of influences, sticky and chemically sweet. And the kids are eating it up.
See Skrillex perform and you understand why Deadmau5 -- the genre's most spectacular, or at least recognizable, act -- has anointed him with his magic mouse pheromones, releasing Skrillex's official debut EP on his own label, Mau5trap. You understand why Atlantic Records has made Skrillex a cornerstone of Big Beat, its recently relaunched dance-music imprint. "It's changing so rapidly, it's just crazy," cool-hunting DJ/producer Diplo shouts into my ear backstage at Electric Daisy Carnival while Skrillex plays. Diplo's T-shirt reads BABYLON IS FALLING.
Are RAVES the future of the modern music festival?
Consider these numbers: The total of 230,000 attendees this year at Electric Daisy Carnival surpassed Coachella, which sold 75,000 three-day passes (a reported drop from 2010's take). In its 12 years, Coachella has grown into a cultural institution, an event whose imprimatur makes stars, confirms legends, and attracts a parade of willowy starlets who are chronicled from the Huffington Post to US Weekly. Electric Daisy Carnival's profile is sketchier, to say the least (see SPIN magazine's "Electric Mayhem," page 54). But even indie-centric Coachella has been skewing its lineup towards electronic dance music over the past several years.
DJs are a more cost-effective act than some dumb boring band with guitars. The kids are going crazie for DJs, and u can sell Red Bulls to underaged kids at massive markups.
"Promoters make a lot more money on the DJ shows," explains Diplo, a few weeks after EDC. "A band plays, it's 45 minutes; DJs can play for four hours. Rock bands -- there's a few headliner dudes that can play 3,000–4,000-capacity venues, but DJs play the same venues, they turn the crowd over two times, people buy drinks all night long at higher prices -- it's a win-win."
Should I stop trying to launch a buzzband, and instead launch a buzzstep DJ project? I feel like I will make more $$$$ instead of just buzzbucks/PitchforkDollars.
Has ravewave gone mnstrm?
What kind of music does Skrillex play?
Is he the #1 DJ in the world?
How do u feel now that electro music is OFFICIALLY more popular than 'RELEVANT WHITE PPL INDIE NPR MUSIC'?
R u gonna go to a rave soon?
Who is more famous: Bon Iver or Skrillex?
Who is more famous: Panda Bear or Deadmau5?
Who is more famous: Diplo or Skrillex?
Who is more famous with ppl under the age of 25: John Lennon or Skrillex?