Dubstep King Skrillex closes out the Voodoo Music Experience Sunday. So what better time to pluck our five favorite Skrillex songs? Keep in mind we're going to stick with originals, so no "Cinema." We'll leave the remixes for another day.
5. "With You, Friends (Long Drive)"
Why? We know, we know... where's "My Name Is Skrillex" and "Rock 'n' Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)"? But "With You, Friends (Long Drive)," off "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" EP is a surprising change of pace, especially off the original.
Why? When the EP "Bangarang" came out, everyone talked about "Devil's Den" or "Right on Time," which featured members of the Doors. But it's the title track that's withstood the test of the arena. With saw bass at a minimum, Skrillex kept the tune in motion with an infectious Intro hook, electro beat and Sirah's guest vocals.
Why? Throw this in the Great by Being Different category. "Kyoto"begins in a mechanized march that could serve as the soundtrack to an AT-AT attack on Hoth. But then about halfway, Skrillex throws in the signature melody, then follows it up with verses from Sirah. The track has it all.
2. "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
Why? That melody... need we say more?
1. "Kill Everybody"
Why? When you think of Skrillex; when you think of the video game soundtrack influence and the humor; when you think of the new dubstep movement; when you think of packed arenas jumping up and down, up and down... you think of "Kill Everybody."