Skrillex Bangarang EP on 180g LP + Download Card
2013 Grammy Award Winner for Best Dance/Electronica Album & Best Dance Recording!
The Bangarang EP is the fourth installment from Sonny Moore aka emerging electronic visionary Skrillex. The 7-song EP follows his self-released My Name Is Skrillex EP, the Grammy-winning breakout Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP, and the remix EP More Monsters and Sprites.
In addition to guest appearances from Sirah on "Bangarang" and "Kyoto," Bangarang boasts further collaborations with Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek of the Doors on "Breakin' A Sweat," Wolfgang Gartner on "The Devil's Den," 12th Planet & Kill The Noise on "Right On Time" and Ellie Goulding on "Summit." 180g vinyl packaged in generic white paper sleeve with holes and digital download card.
"I've been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were ‘Fat of Land' by the Prodigy and ‘Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin," explains Skrillex. "Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I've been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old."
Skrillex is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. "Genre has never been important to me," he insists. "I've never thought about music that way. I've listened to so much music for so long, it's more about instinct than influence. Coming up, I was into a lot of artists on the Warp record label like Autechre, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin, so Skrillex tracks are inclined to have more changes than most dance tracks normally have. I can draw influences from almost anything. I just like to mess around and create cool new sounds and noises. I just go where the music takes me."
Skrillex stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole. "For me, it's important to believe in and love the music you're making. I gave away my first EP on my manager's website, just so people could hear the music," he enthuses. "It was downloaded by the thousands in just a couple of months, and it hasn't let up since. That's all the inspiration I need to keep making music. Skrillex can be anything I want it to be. There are so many different avenues for music now. Video games, movie scores - the possibilities are endless, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Skrillex Bangarang EP Track Listing:
1. Right In
2. Bangarang (feat. Sirah)
3. Breakn' A Sweat (by Skrillex & The Doors)
4. The Devil's Den (by Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner)
5. Right On Time 0 (by Skrillex, 12th Plant & Kill The Noise)
6. Kyoto (feat. Sirah)
7. Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)