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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

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So in demand these days is Sonny Moore, he's triplicated himself in order to cope with it all. Sort of. He's consistently penning new material as Skrillex, his most popular nom-de-plume, and is often to be found releasing it in guerilla fashion online through his Owsla label's subscription service The Nest (see his sixth EP 'Leaving', which dropped the day after New Year). Then he's working on his soundtrack material, this year formulating his brand of abrasive, mind-bending EDM for Harmony Korine's controversial movie Spring Breakers, and on quite the other side of the coin, penning the track 'Bug Hunt' for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph.

And then when he's not doing either of those things, he's on top of his side project Dog Blood with Boys Noize luminary Alexander Ridha, performing live this year at Glastonbury and the Electric Daisy Carnival, while simultaneously ripping nightclubs a new fire exit with the 'Middle Finger Pt 2 EP' and their tempo-confounding mix of Josh Wink's acidic classic 'Higher State of Consciousness'.

Oh, and there's Jack U too, his other side project with Blackberry-hawking, 'Gangnam Style' remixer Diplo (after the pair worked together on the 2012 Skrillex track 'Amplifire'). So, in fact, maybe there's four Skrillexes then. In short, he's busy.

Signalling his further acceptance into the mainstream, his 2012 'Bangarang EP' scored him two Grammys this year (one for Best Dance Recording and another for Best Dance Album), while his mix of Nero's 'Promises' bagged him Best Remixed Recording.

And yet, we still have no Skrillex album. Could this be the year that he breaks his long-player cherry? “I have a lot of music right now,” he told Radio 1's Zane Lowe over the summer. “I have more songs than an album, but it really depends how I feel. How I feel at the very last moment, that's how everything always works. If it feels like an album, it's an album, if it doesn't, then it's just going to be, like, a 10-minute mega-song.”Fair enough. He's got this far without feeling the need to make anything long-form, so why rush it?