Skrillex Gets Deep on the Cusp of the Grammys

Drop it like a rock

In contrast, Skrillex's music has minimal lyrics, and they seem pretty much beside the point; even the most potentially nu-metal-in-spirit songs ("I want to kill everybody in the world/L-O-V-E, L-O-V-E , L-O-V-E/I want to eat your heart," repeated by a pitched-up voice, comprise the lyrics to "Kill EVERYBODY") are leavened by all the other stuff going on around them. The beats lurch and bounce, the gears sound like they're opening up portals into parallel dimensions, and when the drops hit, it's like an endorphin rush to the brain. Which is why in a live setting, the crowd goes absolutely nuts from note one, with even those people who might not have been convinced going in succumbing to the drop and bouncing along.

Skrillex who looks like Skrillex
Bruno Postigo
Skrillex who looks like Skrillex

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