The main difference is that a producer produces their music in a studio. Or sometimes, in Sonny’s case, on his macbook in a tour bus. Whereas a DJ takes tracks and songs that have already been created and does mixes and mashups with them.
A DJ mixes music together. They might use effects, looping and other techniques to change the sound and structure of the track but they aren’t actually creating music, they’re just using tracks that already exist.
A producer makes their own, original works using some kind of digital audio program, such as Ableton, GarageBand, Reason, etc. They also remix other producer’s tracks when provided with remix stems, but this differs to DJing because they’ll use their own original, self-made sounds in the remix.
A DJ/Producer is just someone who produces and also dabbles in DJing, this isn’t some kind of strange musical hybrid, they just do both things separately.
Hope this clears it up (^-^)
From his tiny stature to his thick rimmed-glasses and half-shaven head, Sonny’s appearance is somewhat iconic. Not only that, but his music, his voice, even his clothes [those pants with 96 on the ass] are all unmistakable. That’s one thing I really admire about Sonny’s music. You can listen to one of his tracks having never heard it before, not knowing who it’s by and immediately think to yourself “Oh, this is a Skrillex choon.”
When I hit 3k followers I think I want to do a giveaway, just as a thank you to all you guys for supporting the blog! I’m only at 2,366 followers right now so I have plenty of time to gather stuff for it, but so far I was thinking of including:
- Sonny’s Autograph
- Sonny drawn by me
- A custom Skrillex t-shirt [with his face on it, not his logo]
- A physical CD of one of his EPs
- Some Skrillex kandi
- A Skrillex dog tag
- A magazine with a spread on Sonny [not sure which one yet]
- CANDY! [Edible, not bracelets]
- A letter written for the winner from me, just rambling and talking bullshit, maybe with drawings in it, maybe with the musings of a man going insane from lack of sleep, maybe just pages and pages of all the reasons Sonny’s the foking best.
- The original artwork of “Things I Wish I Could Do With Sonny Moore [Part 1]”
- A ‘littleskrillexting’ dedicated to the winner, or maybe thought up/designed by the winner with a link back to their blog.
Obviously these are just a couple of ideas and not all of them would make the final cut, maybe none of them will, but I just want feedback from you guys, would any of you be interested in any of this stuff?
I’m pretty sure when Sonny came off with this phrase in the middle of one of his Grammy acceptance speeches, everyone in the fandom swooned. Bless his little heart. ♥
Sonny’s cheekbones, jaw and chin are beautiful in my opinion. Also, sorry for the awkward text-box placement, but I couldn’t bear to cover that fantastic t-shirt!
I’ve actually cheered up so much tonight, in comparison with the past couple weeks its the happiest I’ve been, and it’s because of my followers doing things like this! ;~; ♥
So today I bought a copy of Kerrang! magazine, something I haven’t done in years, simply because it had an article about Sonny inside. The front cover had that overused press shot squeezed in the side lines, boasting “EXCLUSIVE!” [trust me, this piece is about as exclusive as a Google search] “Sonny Moore’s metal past revealed.” Metal? Already I was skeptical and let me tell you, if the intent of this flawed and error ridden article was to piss off any and all Skrillex fans who read it, it did not disappoint!
It was cripplingly obvious from the minute I opened the two-page spread that Sonny had absolutely no involvement in the piece whatsoever. The Kerrang! archives have clearly been delved into, to bring us the above picture of Sonny taken for a K! photo shoot in a 2006 issue, [trust me, I had the poster on the wall of my teenage bedroom,] and the title “The Secret Life of Skrillex” suggests this passage holds information about Sonny not widely known, which is pure bullshit. You could learn more ‘secrets’ from his Wikipedia page!
Before we even touch on the main text, a short blurb refers to him as a “superstar DJ” which is just wrong. Sonny is a producer, not a DJ. Next we have him being called a “dubstep superstar” which reinforces the incorrect labels Sonny tries so hard to distance himself from.
Furthermore, the article suggests that EDM was virtually non-existent until Skrillex came along and ‘blew it sky-high’, and I quote “He is the biggest thing to happen to dance in years”, “he updated the sound of dubstep (…) making it a commercial and accessible prospect.”
The few citations used throughout the article are either massively outdated, [I mean they’re using quotations from a Kerrang! interview in 2006, six fucking years ago!] Or taken from a legit interview for another magazine [i.e. his recent interview with Q magazine, which is actually a well-informed and awesome read!]
It’s a well known fact that Sonny doesn’t like talking about his past, keeping uncharacteristically tight-lipped when the subject of From First To Last [the band he fronted before he went solo] is raised, and the article even has the sheer cheek to touch on Sonny’s family life and adoption. It reports that “before he became a dubstep superstar [ugh!], Skrillex was Sonny Moore,” I’m sorry, but does he now cease to be Sonny Moore? Has he evolved, much like a Pokémon, from Sonny to Skrillex? An irrevocable change, shedding his name and becoming a new entity altogether? Um, I don’t think so…
We are then told that he “began to explore electronic music” in 2008 after leaving the band, which is yet again a misinformed ‘fact’, as Sonny has said himself in numerous interviews that he has always dabbled in EDM, doing so throughout his entire career with FFTL.
The final paragraph ends with “Anyone who can go from cultish, screamo punk, to taking underground dubstep to mainstream America while still only sporting half a haircut clearly has the world at his feet.” What relevance his haircut bears to his success is a mystery to me, but I digress. It would appear that the person responsible for throwing this page of words together is less qualified to report on Sonny than my dog, but they got one thing right, he sure does have the world at his feet!
Colin’s rating: >★ out of ★★★★★
DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS CRAP.
However, if someone held a gun to my head and forced me to choose a single, redeeming factor about it, I’d have to go for the little inset separate from the rest of the text, quoting Atreyu after their band had a “blaze of arguments” with From First to Last one year at Warped Tour, saying FFTL are “in it for the money”, with Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas adding, “Fuck From First to Last, except Sonny.” That made me giggle, at least.
200 posts and still going strong. Thanks to everyone who’s ever followed this blog and liked or reblogged an image. It’s so appreciated. If it weren’t for you guys, this blog wouldn’t exist.
Stay Skrilliant friends ♥
Um. No. Is it not incredibly obvious that he has half a head of hair? o_o
I don’t get how you could think the other side is shaved too…hmm.