By Krystal Sidyik, Contributor
Dubstep, a new sound taking over the music scene, is known for its intense, low frequencies and strong bass line. Musical artists like Skrillex are using dubstep to create dynamic and inventive mixes and songs.
Skrillex is an electro/dubstep producer from Los Angeles, Calif. formally known as Sonny Moore. He was lead singer of the band From First to Last until 2007 when he decided to go solo. In 2010, Moore released his debut EP “My Name is Skrillex.” Later that year, he toured with another popular electro producer, Deadmau5. Skrillex then released his second EP, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.”
Skrillex flawlessly fuses electro and dubstep, but the first time listening to it can be a little tough because it’s an entirely different sound. New listeners need to go into the dubstep scene with an open mind and remember to just feel every wobble and wave.
Skrillex is currently featured in Korn’s “Get Up,” currently at number 34 on Billboard.
Skrillex is currently on tour in the United States and will perform in Omaha on July 14 at Sokol Auditorium. He will also make stops in Canada and London before the tour is complete.
After selling out at the Slowdown ,he moved his show to a bigger venue, the Sokol Auditorium. Previously purchased Slowdown tickets will be honored.
The show opens at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $20, and day of show tickets are $25. The show will feature two other electro producers, Porter Robinson and Zedd. Tickets can be purchased through the 1% Productions website, www.onepercentproductions.com.