Skrillex releases the video “The Same Place” highlighting the brilliant madness behind his tour, his career, and his art.
Let’s be clear here. I’m as much of a “day one fan” as the next hair-tossing, kandi-stacking, bangarang-ing Skrillhead from 2010. In college, I even shaved half of my head and donned an all black outfit with fake snakebites for Halloween. Granted, while I didn’t follow Sonny’s come up from alternative rock to his first megahit EP “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, I’ve maintained the utmost respect and reverie for Skrillex’s electronic career.
The latest video for “The Same Place”, filmed by Jas Davis and co-edited by Winterhalter, puts us in a position of serious FOMO (that is, if you haven’t seen Skrillex live in quite some time). Cut to the scene where he’s in a room full of prodige music creators and says, “Fuck the craft, everyone can learn how to do this shit. Cultivate your own thing, stick together and just do that. Have some fun, make some music. If it’s fun–that’s all the matters.”
Skrillex has proved time and again that he is one of the most versatile and humble artists to grace the stages of modern day electronic music. From “Scary Monsters” to “More Monsters”, and then “Bangarang” to his slew of current remixes and releases, he has carried the baton of various stylistic choices with pride and dignity. We’ve watched him collab and produce with Dillon Francis as Jack Ü, Zhu, Aluna George, Justin Bieber, MØ, RL Grime, What So Not, and even Vic Mensa while demonstrating how fulfilling life can be once you start doing what you love.
And if you haven’t heard, Skrillex just released his newest piece in alternative rock called “Make War“. I mean, we’ve always known that Sonny had a solid vocal range, but we’re pretty impressed by the change of pace. Big props to Skrillex for the impact his music has made on mine and countless other’s lives, as well as the exceptional documentation and editing by Jas Davis and Winterhalter.