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The few citations used throughout the article are either massively outdated, [I mean they’re using quotations from a Kerrang!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.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed this recently. Sonny just seems to be getting more comfortable with who he is these days. He’s leaving behind his baggy shirts and long sleeves phase, wearing tighter fitting clothes and he just seems to be gaining self-esteem in general. I, for one, think this is incredibly positive. We all have Ellie to thank for at least part of this. In his recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he said,
”[Ellie has] made me more secure. It’s hard to explain, but I try to be less and do more.”
Sonny often makes tweets praising a crowd for their dancing, expressing joy and love for crowds who dance throughout his entire set and not just losing their shit for the ‘drop’ of his tracks and then standing stationary, waiting for the next one.
Recently, Sonny posted a youtube link to Aphex Twin’s ‘Flim’ on his Facebook, [mentioned in littleskrillexting #181] telling his fans it was his favorite track of all time. So many comments followed with people asking “where’s the drop?” and complaining that “I was waiting for the drop but it never came!” that it prompted Sonny to make this tweet
He’s said more than once that the track he’s most proud of making is With You Friends (Long Drive) which doesn’t actually have a big, loud, heavy ‘drop’ to it, so clearly that’s not the main aspect of his music, and it’s not what Skrillex is about.
So, like Sonny says, stop worrying about things like genre and bass drops and just enjoy the music! ♥
On February 2nd 2012, Skrillex held a ‘top secret’ gig in New York City, the only people there were personally invited, with the people in the front rows at Sonny’s four gigs in New York the previous month being handed passes to the show.
Sonny, his crew and all of the fans attending were blindfolded and then taken on a blind bus-ride to the secret party location, where the walls were covered in graffiti, there were statues, performers, dancers, acrobats, fire-breathers and sword swallowers littered throughout the crowd as well as people in masks and painted to look like works of art.
The whole night just looked awesome, a real intimate and private gig where I’m sure the atmosphere was spectacular. I wish I could have been there, and I’m sure it was an unbelievable night for all involved!
Needed Change Skrillex and 12th Planet
When I hear this song, my brain creates this image of Sonny standing in the rain sad and alone singing to the skies, because he was supposed to get the bus to go meet his friends.
‘BUT I NEEDED CHANGE. BUT I NEEDED CHA-AA-ANGE’ ♪ ;~;