Talk:Skrillex

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Small Updates needed to basic information.[edit]

Given Skrillex's recent production of Trap music with his remix of Chase & Status' International and his "Goin' Hard" remix of Birdy Nam Nam's track Goin' In, it seems befitting that Trap be added to his list of genres. Also his collaboration group with Diplo "Jack U" should be added to the list of associated acts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.6.120.44 (talk) 00:22, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

"Goin' Hard" is drum and bass, and the "International" remix is by no means trap. 808s and hi hat rolls in a song don't automatically make it trap and Skrillex is certainly not associated with the genre (although OWSLA have released trap). Jack U has been dismissed in interviews and apparently it's just used for their b2b DJ sets. Not worth adding because it's not a real act at the moment. DJUnBalanced (talk) 17:09, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

%Goin' Hard" is not drum and bass, it is Trap. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evan Kavanagh (talkcontribs) 23:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Personal Computer is not a musical instrument.[edit]

When I saw "Personal Computer" listed under Skrillex's instruments, I was most amused. By definition of the oxford dictionary, a musical instrument is "3 (also musical instrument) an object or device for producing musical sounds: a percussion instrument".[1] I agree that a personal computer most certainly can be used to make music, but that is not its sole purpose. Music writing is only one of the many capabilities of a PC. Compared to the other instruments listed that Skrillex plays it does not fit in. Maybe it could be noted under Production Career, saying something along the lines of "Skrillex predominately used his PC to write and record Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites". As a side note, Skrillex uses a MacBook Pro, not a PC as he stated in a Music Radar interview. "Yeah... I've got a MacBook Pro running Ableton Live with two little KRK monitors and a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 interface."[2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by SlayerKitten (talkcontribs) 03:03, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

This very last part is amusing. Apple made the first popular "personal computers" long before IBM. All Apple MacIntosh computers are "personal computers". Just because IBM and Microsoft tried to make "PC" synonymous with their product only, does not mean that only their products are "personal computers". And, surprise, you have a "personal computer" in your pocket, generally called a "smartphone". 162.205.217.211 (talk) 22:22, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

He uses it to produce music, of course it should be listed. If he used sounds from coffee cups it would still be listed, even though that's not the object's sole, or even usual use.

Since when does something have to be used for one sole purpose, to be considered an instrument of said purpose? To turn my example around, if you use your piano as a coffee table, is it no longer a musical instrument? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.252.42.161 (talk) 22:49, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

While I do agree with all of your definitions of a musical instrument, that a musical instrument is "Any device created or adapted to make musical sounds", this is an incorrect definition, I don't care what Webster or any other source says. By this definition, any MP3 player is a "Musical Instrument" because it is created to make musical sounds. LaughinSkull (talk) 22:38, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Well for one thing, with all due respect, whether you care what Webster says, I'm quite sure it's as reliable a source as any, as far as what words basically mean. Secondly, as I said, anything that's used to create music, becomes a musical instrument in that context. That just seems obvious. To use your example, if you use your MP 3 player to playback songs, you obviously aren't creating music at that point. It wasn't created to "create" musical sounds, no, it is created to play back sound. But if you use the sounds which emanate from it as part of a recording, well obviously at that point it's an instrument with which you are making music. It's not a value judgement, it's like saying if you use a box as a table, it becomes furniture at that point. I don't think anyone would argue with that. Whether or not the box was "created" as furniture is irrelevant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.222.159.20 (talk) 00:45, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

References

Missing Information[edit]

Damian Marley should be listed under associated acts because he was part of Make It Bun Dem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.75.66.19 (talk) 22:35, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

He's 26[edit]

26 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.236.70.222 (talk) 00:07, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

15 is right. Fortnight after the new year. I think that's what he is. 14 is new year's eve. Now he's 27. LonelyLaura (talk) 15:32, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 February 2014[edit]

On the page Skrillex, in Background information, specifically under "Also known as" it states he is known by the names Sonny, Twips and Skrocle. This information should also contain "Galvakza" on the list, as it was one of Sonny Moore's temporary stage names from late 2012 to late 2013. This name should be rightfully included, as it is as important as any one of his other names, as it played a large part in his career during his Leaving EP under the name Skrillex. This information is well-known among the dubstep community, and I was surprised to find this information not included.

Evan Kavanagh (talk) 23:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 23:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2014[edit]

I would like to add his debut album as Skrillex, called "Recess", that was just announced today, on March 10, 2014. Thanks. Borninla (talk) 01:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Cannolis (talk) 04:15, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2014[edit]

Please change the recess link to this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recess The current one is far to subjective. It uses only commas instead of periods. It's a huge run on sentence. It even has the wrong label info 50.71.136.115 (talk) 06:17, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: Recess is a disambiguation page, which should not be linked to. The current link, Recess (album), is correct. LittleMountain5 05:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Need of indefinite protection for unregistered users?[edit]

00:33, 13 February 2014‎ Mark Arsten (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (24,313 bytes) (0)‎ . . (Protected Skrillex: Persistent vandalism ([Edit=Allow only autoconfirmed users] (indefinite))) - I think articles shouldn't be protected indefintely or am I wrong? --84.248.189.125 (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 October 2014[edit]

Please add the sub genre brostep to the list of Genres. Brostep has already been defined as a sub genre according to Wikipedia's own Dubstep article and says that Skrillex is it's "poster child".

Brostep as defined by Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubstep#Brostep_and_American_developments



Skrillex's Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skrillex Jmike53 (talk) 01:51, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. You'll need some sources that explicitly say Skrillex's genre is brostep. Stickee (talk) 01:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Update to include Ease My Mind v Ragga Bomb Remixes EP & Jack U[edit]

The inclusion of Sonny's most recent remix EP should be included in this Wiki just as fairly as Make It Bun Dem After Hours was included. As well as this, Jack U needs to be included as a sub-project Skrillex is incorporated with + "Take U There" is their opening single. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skegeton (talkcontribs) 17:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 January 2015[edit]

Associated acts From First to Last, deadmau5, Diplo, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, Dog Blood, Jack U XxDatsiksizzlerxX (talk) 03:27, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: you have not requested a change in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ", but the only difference I can see, is that you are asking for "Jack U" to be added.
However, there is no mention of "Jack U" in the article whatsoever, so it cannot be added until referred to in the article.
Please note that associated acts included in the infobox on the right are also governed by the rules here.
If you wish to ask for an addition to the article, please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 12:09, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 January 2015[edit]

In the list of associated acts for Skrillex, there should be Jack U. here associated_acts = From First to Last, deadmau5, Diplo, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, [[Dog Blood], ]Jack U

Proof of existence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_%C3%9C please make this change and thank you for acknowledging this.EmmaZimmermanDJ (talk) 20:14, 13 January 2015 (UTC) EmmaZimmermanDJ (talk) 20:14, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 23:43, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 March 2015[edit]

Spelling mistake in final line of the introduction: "wityh" should be "with". Itismeoliver (talk) 19:04, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

 Done by Mashaunix. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 19:27, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

iOS / Android app[edit]

The app was clearly released on both iOS and Android on both stores. I'm not sure why it just says it was released on the Apple App Store. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:190:4001:1FA9:1C4F:FF7B:8B8:8ED6 (talk) 09:31, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

There should be "brostep" in the genres.[edit]

Skrillex started "brostep", or "US dubstep", which is different with "UK dubstep." Creation of brostep is very important among skrillex's musical contributions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nyxler (talkcontribs) 08:38, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a source? Please see previous discussion regarding this. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 17:18, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

The Game and Skrillex collabed recently[edit]

In this article's introduction, in the ending sentence which is read as: "Skrillex has collaborated with Diplo to form the group Jack Ü, and with Boys Noize to form the group Dog Blood.", this information should also be added: "Skrillex and The Game collaborated on a single named, "El Chapo", which was released on October 9, 2015."

Here are the sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RviOwY0OKyE

http://www.youredm.com/2015/10/10/skrillex-collab-with-the-game-officially-sees-release/

74.196.102.99 (talk) 07:21, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Zach [talk] 17:21, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

This seems to be a little too much information for the lead section. Reviewing the second source, it suggests that Skrillex was not heavily involved in the production. - Ryk72 'c.s.n.s.' 21:55, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

OWSLA[edit]

Sonny came up with the name OWSLA after reading the Richard Adams nocel, "Watership Down" because he personally identified with the hero of the story, a rabbit with a thousand enemies. He also identifies with Peter Pan, saying he feels like he never grew up and still makes music for his 16 year old self. OWSLA currently has 26 artists it represents, well known and up and coming. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justinpenny28 (talkcontribs) 03:42, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Early work as Skrillex[edit]

One of Skrillex early hits that he is not known for is the song "Reptile" which was made in tribute to the Mortal Kombat character of the same name. It was after that hit that the rave scene took notice of him with his hard base drops, and exciting new style. This song allowed him to showcase his talent which transformed into his mainstream music career as a DJ. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgracia92 (talkcontribs) 05:41, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 August 2017[edit]

Entiiö (talk) 12:54, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — nihlus kryik  (talk) 13:16, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Sirah![edit]

Sirah should definitely be under associated acts as they collaborated on four singles, including (which one a Grammy)

I also think that Kill The Noise should be listed also As he also released 4 collabs with Skrillex Amy. Firehoof. (talk) 01:45, 17 October 2017 (UTC)