Skrillex is bringing his bass line to Durbs

2013-01-28 00:00

FOLLOWING the success of Steve Aoki at Wavehouse in December, the next massive international dance music artist set to jet in to Durban is Skrillex.

Arguably the world’s slickest beat-dropper, Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore), who will perform in KwaZulu-Natal on March 3, is known for his signature tracks First of the Year (Equinox) and Bangarang.

The United States electronic musician and singer-songwriter, who will soon be 25 years old, is something of a workaholic — averaging nearly a gig a night — but still finds the time to produce his signature tracks, with heavy bass lines and wild, stuttering beats.

He was nominated for five Grammy Awards at the 54th awards ceremony, including best new artist and won three: best dance-electronica album, best dance recording, and best remixed recording, non-classical.

On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced he had been nominated for their Sound of 2012 poll and the following day he was named MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year.

He has recently released a surprisingly low-key EP called Leaving, and teamed up with Damian Marley to make a groundbreaking collaboration Make It Bun Dem, blending reggae and dubstep in ways nobody thought was possible. The single is currently charting on 5FM.

Other hits on rotation on 5FM are Breakin’ a Sweat with The Doors.

Tickets for Skrillex’s concert in Durban go on sale at Computicket on January 30.

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