Origin: United States
Sonny Moore aka Skrillex is a record producer, DJ, musician, singer & songwriter from Los Angeles who has won 8 Grammy Awards, been named MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year & holds the record for most Grammys won by an electronic artist. The creative giant began his career as a skateboarding teen who joined iconic post-hardcore band From First To Last in 2004 as lead singer, making two albums with the group before he left to embark on his solo career by age 19. In 2009 he began to distribute his own EP under the name Skrillex for free on Myspace. In 2010 the seminal Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP began the explosion of Skrillex into the scene on a worldwide level with Grammys & sold out venues following soon after.
His collaborations include Justin Bieber, FKA Twigs, Kanye West, MIA, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Cudi, Boys Noize, Camila Cabello, A$AP Rocky & countless others. Jack Ü, his project with Diplo, had their eponymous album reach #1 on the US Dance charts with the track “Where Are Ü Now” ft Justin Bieber going 4x platinum. Skrillex linked with Bieber again for the 8x platinum “Sorry”, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His label, OWSLA, has launched the careers of some of the most powerful names in electronic music including Marshmello, Zedd, Porter Robinson & Mija. Skrillex changed music and has been hard at work with a body of music made in Los Angeles and Japan over the past 3 years that will continue to shift the landscape of music.