Skrillex is bring­ing his bass line to Durbs

Weekend Witness - - Arts - DAVID WIL­LIAMS

FOL­LOW­ING the success of Steve Aoki at Wave­house in De­cem­ber, the next mas­sive in­ter­na­tional dance mu­sic artist set to jet in to Dur­ban is Skrillex.

Ar­guably the world’s slick­est beat-drop­per, Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore), who will per­form in KwaZulu-Natal on March 3, is known for his sig­na­ture tracks First of the Year (Equinox) and Ban­garang.

The United States elec­tronic mu­si­cian and singer-song­writer, who will soon be 25 years old, is some­thing of a worka­holic — av­er­ag­ing nearly a gig a night — but still finds the time to pro­duce his sig­na­ture tracks, with heavy bass lines and wild, stut­ter­ing beats.

He was nom­i­nated for five Grammy Awards at the 54th awards cer­e­mony, in­clud­ing best new artist and won three: best dance-elec­tron­ica al­bum, best dance record­ing, and best remixed record­ing, non-clas­si­cal.

On De­cem­ber 5, 2011, the BBC an­nounced he had been nom­i­nated for their Sound of 2012 poll and the fol­low­ing day he was named MTV’s Elec­tronic Dance Mu­sic Artist of the Year.

He has re­cently re­leased a sur­pris­ingly low-key EP called Leav­ing, and teamed up with Damian Mar­ley to make a ground­break­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion Make It Bun Dem, blend­ing reg­gae and dub­step in ways no­body thought was pos­si­ble. The sin­gle is cur­rently chart­ing on 5FM.

Other hits on ro­ta­tion on 5FM are Breakin’ a Sweat with The Doors.

Tick­ets for Skrillex’s con­cert in Dur­ban go on sale at Com­puticket on Jan­uary 30.

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Skrillex will be per­form­ing in Dur­ban on March 3.

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