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Skrillex: ‘I don’t think we’ve ever been in a decade that takes other elements like we have’

He has opened up about success, cultural cross-pollination and his own rise

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Skrillex has reflected upon both his career and the state of music in the 2010s in a new interview.

The electronic giant, born Sonny Moore, spoke to Dazed Digital about success, cultural cross-pollination and his own rise.

"The crossover of culture [was the best trend of the 2010s]," he producer and DJ said. "You saw Avicii doing a record that’s country. You saw rappers mimicking screamo artists. You heard electronic music and rap music. I don’t think we’ve ever been in a decade that takes other elements like we have."

Reflecting upon creativity, he said, "There’s something really similar about all creative people, whether it’s Mariah Carey or a young person who has no hits but they’re on fire with the creative language that we’re all speaking. When I first walked into the studio with Mariah Carey – and she’s an incredible songwriter, a lot of people don’t realise she wrote most of her hits by herself – I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been in the studio with her from nine at night to nine in the morning, she’s going harder than I am, because she loves to create. It’s like, “You’re just like me!” You get into it."

Skrillex recently teased a colloboration with Softest Hard.

Back in October, he won the Highest Bass award in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll

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