Who would have ever imagined that an adopted child would become a renowned American electronic music producer, DJ, guitarist, singer and songwriter of today’s generation? In fact he have known remix versions of two songs which peaked at 2nd (Bad Romance by Lady Gaga) and 7th (Sensual Seduction by Snoop Dogg) place in the Billboard Hot 100 in year 2009 and 2007 respectively.
You might already have an idea of who I am talking about. The man behind the art of music remixes, Skrillex. Compared to other known artists’ codenames, his name Skrillex doesn’t have any dark or bright side stories. It is a simple combination of “Skrill”, where in his buddies calls him that way, and the word “ex”. Skrillex real name is Sonny John Moore; he came into the world on January 15, 1988 and grows up in Northeast Los Angeles and Northern California.
When he was 9 and 10 years old, he studied at Mojave Desert, a boarding school in Nevada, but it ended when he and his family moved back home to California. Like any regular guys, Skrillex experienced bullying when he was studying in an art school which resulted to let him have home schooling for the better. Skrillex started to have a musical attachment when he was young and became a fan of punk rock shows and electro rave gigs.
In the years 2004 to 2007, he became a band lead singer, “First To Last”, wherein he just joined them to be a guitarist. His singing career ended after he suffered a vocal problem which leads him to his personal solo career the field of electronic music. He has made his first debut as Skrillex and made a name in dubstep community in the year 2010. He was able to work on a documentary called “Let’s Make a Spaceship” with Red Bull that was aired last October 2011.
Skrillex received 8 Grammy Awards Nomination and he won 6 out of it on the years 2012 and 2013. He also received 7 MTV Video Music Awards nomination and he won 2 out of it last 2012, 2013 and 2015. He also won the Annie Award on Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production for the movie Wreck-It Ralph last 2013.
Before, Skrillex was used to be called “Twipz” during his old school days. Skrillex admitted that he is a great fan of Warp. He is at handling instruments such as bass, turntables, drum machine, synthesizer, sampler and sequencer. He was known to have date and eventually broke-up with Ellie Goulding because being in a long distance relationship didn’t work for the both them.