Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Few artists have polarised opinion of late like LA’s Skrillex. Gatecrashing and dominating the Beatport Top 10 with his Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP, his dirty, distorted take on cut-up electro and guttural dubstep has found him equal numbers of fans and haters it seems.

Speaking to inthemix while on his European tour, he confronted the haters side of things, saying it doesn’t really bother him too much. “I always get asked what’s up with all my haters but the thing is I’ve barely ever experienced it,” he said. “I just don’t go looking for them and I don’t read them. I know that Dubstep Forum has whole threads dedicated to me, which is very flattering, but they don’t like anything that isn’t a square wave of filter and an 808 kick, y’know? And there was this thing on the Erol Alkan Forum where they said that I had all these ghost-producers, so I had to step in and post that time.”

He puts the hate factor down to a backlash against a success rather than on personal taste or dislike however. “I see it happen on forums all the time, like on Dubstep Forum they fucking hate Rusko, Doctor P – all the best guys!” he continued.” At one point they were worshipped and then the minute they become successful everything flips,” he said. “I don’t really care, I just want to make music. That’s my thing; making music that I love and that pleases me. Whoever may naturally connect with the music is just a bonus."

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