Skrillex birth name is Sonny John Moore. He is an American record producer, DJ, singer, songwriter, and musician.
He grew up in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, and joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band (Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, 2004, and Heroine, 2006) before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007.
In 2007, he began his first tour as a solo artist. After recruiting a new band lineup, He joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press’ annual “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue.
He ceased production of the album, however, and began performing under the name Skrillex, distributing the My Name Is Skrillex EP for free download on his official MySpace page.
Later, he released the Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP in late–2010 and More Monsters and Sprites EP in mid–2011, both of which have since become moderate commercial successes.
On November 30, 2011, he received five Grammy Award nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and won three: “Best Dance/Electronica Album”, “Best Dance Recording”, and “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical”.
Skrillex has won eight Grammy Awards and still holds the world record for most Grammys won by an Electronic Dance Music artist.
He has also collaborated with Diplo and Boys Noize to form the groups of Jack Ü and Dog Blood respectively.
In 2017, Skrillex produced and mixed 8, the eighth studio album by rock band Incubus. In July the same year, he released another single featuring debuting solo artist Poo Bear.
Skrillex was born on January 15, 1988, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 35 years old as of 2023.
From First to Last is an American post-hardcore band that is based in Los Angeles Area and Tampa, Florida. The band is composed of lead vocalist Skrillex, lead guitarist Matt Good, rhythm guitarist Travis Richter, bassist Matt Manning, and drummer Derek Bloom.
In 2012, Skrillex and Boys Noize formed Dog Blood, a side project. Their first single the consists the songs The song “Next Order” managed to top Beatport’s Techno chart.
Skrillex and Diplo made up a duo “Jack Ü”. Jack Ü’s first performance took place at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego on September 15, 2013, which is a nationwide tour that record label Mad Decent puts together in order to showcase different artists signed to the label.
Mad Decent Block Party
Diplo announced the project by releasing the Mad Decent Block Party lineup with Jack Ü playing at multiple stops on the tour. After some guessing by many of who Jack Ü was, Diplo finally came out to reveal that “Jack Ü … means Skrillex and Diplo together”.
In 2004, Skrillex contacted Matt Good of From First to Last about playing guitar for the band on their first album. After flying out to Georgia, Skrillex was heard singing by three studio producers, Derrick Thomas, Eric Dale, and McHale Butler, and was then made a lead singer, with Good playing guitar. In June 2004, Epitaph Records released the band’s first full-length record with their new bandmate, Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count.
After performing on several successful tours, two being the Vans Warped Tour and Dead by Dawn tour, they started recording their second album, Heroine with producer Ross Robinson. The album was released in March 2006 on Epitaph.
With high record sales once again, the band found themselves part of many successful tours, until Skrillex started suffering vocal problems, causing the band to resign from several tours.
After going through a successful vocal surgical procedure, he informed the band he would be permanently resigning to work on a solo career. FFTL’s last show performed with him was in their hometown of Orlando at The House of Blues while touring with Atreyu.
Skrillex announced he had left From First to Last to pursue a solo career. He then launched a Myspace page displaying three demos (“Signal”, “Equinox”, and “Glow Worm”).
This led to his first performance since he left From First to Last. On April 7, 2007, alongside harpist Carol Robbins, Skrillex played several original songs at a local art building. After months of releasing demos via Myspace, Skrillex played on the Team Sleep Tour with a full band.
The tour also featured supporting acts Monster in the Machine and Strata. He made several demo CDs available on this tour, limited to about 30 per show.
In February 2008, Alternative Press Magazine announced the second annual AP Tour, with All Time Low, The Rocket Summer, The Matches, and Forever the Sickest Kids, as well as Skrillex.
The tour began in Houston, Texas on March 14 and went through North America, ending in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, with the majority of the shows being sold out.
All bands playing the tour would be featured on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine’s annual 100 Bands You Need to Know special, and would be interviewed on the Alternative Press Podcast. During this tour, Skrillex’s line-up consisted of Sean Friday on drums, Christopher Null on guitar, and Aaron Rothe on keyboards.
On April 7, 2009, he released Gypsyhook, a digital EP, which featured three songs and four remixes. Also included a Japanese version of “Mora” entitled “海水” (“Kaisui”). Physical copies of the EP were available at his shows.
After going on tour with Innerpartysystem and Paper Route and opening for Chiodos on their European tour, Skrillex performed at Bamboozle on May 2. He performed on Bamboozle Left’s Saints and Sinners stage on April 4.
He also toured with Hollywood Undead in April 2009 performing under the band name Sonny and the Blood Monkeys, with Chris Null (electric guitar), Sean Friday (drums, percussion & beats) and Aaron Rothe (keyboards, synthesizers, programming & turntables).
In 2008, he began producing and performing under the alias Skrillex at clubs in the Los Angeles area. The name, according to Moore, has no meaning and was “a stupid old online AOL screen name”. Previously, he had been known on the Internet as Twipz.
Project Blue Book Tour
On June 7, 2010, he released his official Skrillex debut EP, My Name Is Skrillex as a free download. Skrillex provided programming and vocals for UK metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon on their third studio album, There Is a Hell, Believe Me, I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret.
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In 2011, Skrillex kicked off the “Project Blue Book Tour” with support from Porter Robinson, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero as well as appearances from Sofia Toufa for a new song titled “Bring Out the Devil”.
First of The Year
He unveiled several new songs on this tour including “First of the Year” (formerly known as “Equinox”), “Reptile”, and “Cinema” (remix of a Benny Benassi track). “Reptile” was featured in the TV commercial for Mortal Kombat 9, and “First of the Year (Equinox)” is featured on his follow up EP and remix companion to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, titled More Monsters and Sprites.
In April 2011, Spin magazine premiered “Get Up”, an exclusive new track from Korn that was produced by Skrillex. Korn made “Get Up” a free download via their Facebook page. On April 15, 2011, KoRn joined him on stage for his set at Coachella 2011.
On April 18, 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEA) development studio Naughty Dog released a trailer for the multiplayer component of their PlayStation 3 game Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, featuring “Kill EVERYBODY” from Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
In June 2011, “More Monsters and Sprites” was released on Beatport, an EP consisting of three original tracks, including “First of the Year (Equinox)” and two versions of his original track “Ruffneck”.
A leaked track entitled “Ruffneck Bass” had been leaked on the internet months before which used the same sample as in the new “Ruffneck” tracks on the EP. He released a music video for “Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)” on his official YouTube page on June 20, 2011.
On August 17, 2011, Skrillex announced his label, OWSLA. “The label’s first releases will come from Bristol-based dubstep producers KOAN Sound, electro-house newcomer Porter Robinson from North Carolina, singer-songwriter Alvin Risk, and San Francisco-based M Machine (formally Metropolis).” On August 19, 2011, Skrillex released a music video for “First of the Year (Equinox)” via Spin.com.
In late August 2011, it was released that he would be appearing Knife Party’s first release, collaborating on a Moombahton style track entitled “Zoology”. A preview was released on YouTube.
In late September 2011, Skrillex created the track “Syndicate” as a promotion for the video game of the same name. Kaskade’s 2011 album Fire & Ice features a collaboration between Kaskade and Skrillex entitled “Lick It”. The video for Skrillex’s song “First of the Year (Equinox)” appears on the first episode of the Beavis and Butt-head revival.
On November 8, Skrillex stated that he intended to release an album entitled Voltage. Skrillex gave fans more info about Voltage in RockSound Magazine after a photoshoot for the cover and doing an extensive interview on his tour.
For unknown reasons, however, the album was not released, however on December 21, 2011, Skrillex unveiled the Bangarang EP for a Beatport release on December 23, then on August 12, 2012, his new side-project formed with Boys Noize called Dog Blood released an EP called Next Order/Middle Finger.
On November 6, 2012, he released a limited edition triple vinyl box set. He composed the song “Bug Hunt” for the 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph, as well as making a brief cameo as a DJ in the film’s first act, and in December 2012, “Make It Bun Dem” is used in as a looped variant during the single player mission ‘Kick the Hornets Nest’ in the video game Far Cry 3.
He composed the score for Spring Breakers with Cliff Martinez.On March 7, 2014, an App titled “Alien Ride” was put up on Apple’s App Store which contained a secret folder with 11 hidden objects and a countdown ending March 10 at 6:30EST.
His website was updated with the App’s picture on the front page and it was later revealed the folder contains Google Play and iTunes url’s which eventually were revealed to be 11 new songs available to stream that comprised his debut LP, titled Recess. The album was made available for pre-order at midnight and was released on March 18, 2014.
Skrillex was getting into the K-pop industry by collaborating with girl group 4Minute. On January 25, Cube Entertainment released the tracklist and individual teaser images for the members. The first track, “Hate”, was composed and arranged by Skrillex.
On January 15, 2017, Skrillex tweeted “Happy Birthday” with a link to a new From First to Last song which featured Skrillex on vocals. He later joined the band in Emo Nite LA for the first time in nearly a decade.
In 2017, he released the songs “Chicken Soup” with Habstrakt, “Would You Ever” with Poo Bear, “Saint Laurent” with DJ Sliink and Wale and “Favor” with Vindata and NSTASIA.
In July 2018, Skrillex teased fans by collaborating with Missy Elliott on a snippet nicknamed “ID”, a release date for the single has yet to be announced.
On October 24, 2018, he previewed a song titled “Arms Around You” on Instagram. It is a collaboration featuring XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Maluma and Swae Lee. The full single was released on October 25, 2018.
Skrillex Net Worth
He has a net worth of 45 million dollars.
Bands / Groups
- Jack Ü since 2013
- Dog Blood since 2012
- From First to Last
- Recess 2014
- Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2014
- XOXO 2016
- Power 2014
- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites 2010
- Bangarang 2011
- More Monsters and Sprites 2011
- My Name Is Skrillex 2010
- Leaving 2013
- Gypsyhook EP 2009
- Triple Vinyl Box Set 2012
- Recess Remixes 2014
- Look Like You Love It 2014
- OWSLA Presents EGGNOG 2014
- Bells 2008
- Make It Bun Dem After Hours 2012
- 5 Years of Big Beat 2015
- Sounds of Syndication, Vol. 2 2016
- Bangarang Deadpool 2 2018
- Make It Bun Dem Tape Leader · 2013
- First Of The Year 2011
- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Spring Breakers 2013
- Ragga Bomb 2014
- Would You Ever 2017
- Kill Everybody 2010
- Try It Out 2014
- Breakn’ a Sweat Clarity · 2012
- Rock n’ Roll Scary 2010
- Ruffneck – FULL Flex 2011
- Kyoto 2011
- Dirty Vibe 2014
- Ease My Mind 2014
- Summit 2011
- Bun Up the Dance This Mixtape Is Fire 2015
- Recess 2014
- With You, Friends Spring Breakers 2013
- Working for It Generationwhy 2016
- All Is Fair in Love and Brostep 2014
- Where Are U Now 2015
- The Devil’s Den 2011
- AGEN WIDA 2018
- Scatta 2010
- Right In 2011
- Fuck That 2014
- Stranger 2014
- Doompy Poomp 2014
- Coast Is Clear 2014
- Killa The Free & Rebellious 2016
- Weekends!!! 2010
- Bug Hunt 2012