The young producer from Los Angeles Skrillex, real name Sonny John Moore, will be on the 20th Anniversary of Sónar Barcelona, and will be performing at Sónar by Night on Friday, 14 June. The popular North American artist is the leading figure of the new explosion of electronic dance music in the United States, and the leader of what is known as brostep, a style that has grown out of British dubstep but with amplified acid frequencies on top of its bass, maintaining the intensity and the aesthetics of his hardcore past.
On his latest Leaving EP, the artist has made a slight turn away from his musical beliefs, slowing down the rhythms of his tracks, and moved towards a more experimental post-dubstep sound.
Skrillex – Leaving EP
In little more than a couple of years, and aged only 25 years old, Skrillex went from being the vocalist of hardcore band From First to Last to becoming the most popular electronic music producer working today, loved by millions of fans and performing before crowds of hundreds of thousands.
However, Skrillex has not only won over audiences: in 2011 he won 3 Grammys (Best Album, Best Dance Record and Best Remix), he has become one of the most sought-after remixers and has collaborated with artists such as A$AP Rocky, Boyz Noise and Harmony Korine, with whom he worked on the soundtrack for his new film, Spring Breakers. Now we see how the North American handled on stage with his set at Ultra Music Festival 2012.
In the coming days Sónar Barcelona will communicate new additions to the line up of its 20th Anniversary. Artists confirmed to date are: : Kraftwerk (3D show), Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Natured, Nicolas Jaar, Liars, Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, Sherwood & Pinch, Maceo Plex, Gold Panda, Baauer, Darkstar, Vatican Shadow, Delorean, Foreign Beggars, Mykki Blanco, Karenn, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Matthias Zimmermann, La Bien Querida, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Fantastic Mr Fox, Christeene… and many more.