Saturday, March 3, 2012

CD Review: Skrillex Invites Friends Along For "Bangarang"

American electronic music producer Skrillex has recently received a big boost in fame, capturing three Grammy Awards, producing songs for nu-metal band Korn and most recently working with the remaining members of The Doors. The new song (“Breakin’ A Sweat”) which also features part of a 1969 interview with Jim Morrison, is the highlight of a new EP of songs released by Skrillex entitled “Bangarang.”

The new album carries seven songs, ranging from the masterfully done “Right On Time” and “Kyoto” to the collaborative effort of “The Devil’s Den” between Skrillex and Wolfgang Gartner. The beats and the mixes seem to flow so well, that you just glide right through the album. The closer is a simple, 6-minute pop, dance floor beat called “Summit,” which features guest vocals by the talented Ellie Goulding.

The EP was released back in December and reached #14 on the Billboard Album Chart and #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Chart. Due to the strong sales and popularity of this latest release, we should be seeing some more new music from Skrillex very soon. He is currently over in Europe peforming on the “Grey Daze” tour which runs to the end of April. For more information on Skrillex, be sure to check out his website at

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