I’ve been listening to the four tracks Skrillex recently put up on SoundCloud and it made me wonder why people like him so much. I actually quite enjoyed a couple of the tracks, but more for who he remixed rather than the actual remixes themselves.
He’s got a few bangers that are done real well, but most of his shit just seems marginally above the rest. That’s why I really want to hear the good and bad from you all. I first had a discussion to see if Skrillex was considered Brostep (still can’t figure what that is, haha), but now I just want to understand his mass appeal.
Benny Bennassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
This is the fav of the four. It has some absolutely stunning vocals coming from Benny, but more importantly Skrillex does a job on the highs and the lows – synths remind me of some 80’s/90’s kid flick (anyone?)
Skrillex – The Disco Rangers Bus (Knows How To Rock n Roll)
While it’s a bit harsh at times, I guess that’s the appeal in dubstep. It’s also got a pretty catchy melody goin for tit.
Nero – Promises (Skrillex)
I remember when this was released by Nero, but I never really thought the Skrillex remix added anything to the original. Pretty standard dirty dubstep drops and, to be fair, I really clicked with the original, so I’ve already got high standards for this.
Love In Motion ft. Mayer Hawthorne (Skrillex’s Funkt Out Remix)
A great example of picking someone who not only deserves recognition, but needs it! However, like I said before, Skrillex doesn’t bring anything to the original for me. The drops are at best slightly above the standard shit I hear on SoundCloud’s top charts.