EDM's prince of Dubstep, Skrillex, went on Howard Stern today and touched on a lot of hot topics making news in the industry. Nothing seemed to be off limits (one of the great parts of a Howard Stern interview) and Skrillex touched on everything from Paris Hilton to deadmau5' "shit talking".
Here are his thoughts:
On EDM being taken less seriously then other genres:
I guess naturally because it’s so new, but it’s the cool thing about it. There hasn’t been a genre or platform in music in a long time that’s been so criticized. Because it’s new and people don’t understand it, it makes people look old when they criticize it. The thing about electronic music, as far as the culture goes and the way the kids connect with the music, it’s a lot like a Phish show or Grateful Dead show; we’re constantly producing and making new stuff every single day on the road, and they want to hear all the new records. It’s almost like what a radio DJ does.”
On Paris Hilton:
“It is what it is, if people want to go out and pay to see her. I don’t think she makes a million dollars a night I think that’s just a rumor.”
On his deadmau5 friendship and the shit talking:
“The thing about Joel is that he’s kind of in his own lane. His attitude is very specific. He criticizes everybody. He talks shit about everybody. He was posting about me when I was first releasing music and helped a lot, released one of my first EPs on his label. He talks crap about everybody. You can’t take him that seriously or personally. I don’t know what his intentions are, or why he is the way he is. I never felt the need to be competitive with him.”
You can check out the whole interview on the Soundcloud streams below. Skrillex also touches of DJs vs. musicians, dating, and his relationship with Ellie Goulding.
Via: Dancing Astronaut