April 15, 2014
After the success of 2010’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” thousands of amateur producers spent sleepless nights attempting to become the next Skrillex. By 2011, the entire landscape of electronic music had shifted, and the mechanized bass-quake and distorted vocals in half-time infiltrated everything from trance to rave techno. As bass music kept pushing for the filthiest drops and mosh-worthy builds, Skrillex (Sonny Moore) spent his time on the road developing recording relationships and broadening his production palette. His latest release, “Recess,” reflects those.