Born Sonny John Moore on 15 January 1988, he moved a few times in his childhood after settling in Los Angeles, his birthplace. At 16 Sonny found out he was adopted and dropped out of the program.
His first musical years were with the band From First to Last. Moore provided lead vocals for them. The band issued two albums: Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count (2004) and Heroine (2006). After these records, Sony started suffering from voice problems and he had to take a surgery. He wasn’t able to sing anymore and he resigned.
Trying to start his solo career, he posted three demos, “Signal” “Equinox” and “Glow Worm” on his MySpace page. In 2009 he issued the Gypsyhook EP. After successful tours with bands like Hollywood Undead and All Time Low, Sonny adopted the name Skrillex and issued his debut EP under this new alias. My Name Is Skrillex (2010) was free to download.
His 2011 EP More Monsters and Sprites reached the 124th place on the Billboard 200. It enclosed the songs “First of the Year (Equinox)”, “Ruffneck” and “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” and remixed versions of them.
In 2014, Skrillex issued the album Recess. It included singles like “Try It Out” and “Ragga Bomb”. The artists declared that his early influences were Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and The Doors.
Skrillex’s song “Breakn’ a Sweat” is made with the contributions of the surviving members of The Doors. Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger spent time in the studio with the dubstep artist and they jammed together for this song.
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