As the EDM juggernaut finds itself offering more straightforward concert settings at catch-the-last-train hours, it’s still tough to hate Skrillex, the movement’s Gilligan (does this make Aphex Twin the Skipper? The metaphor doesn’t quite track),whose twinkle-flecked dubstep seems more like Stockhausen compared to the recent pandering of Afrojack and Avicii. He almost seems a pre-Vegas throwback at this point, as electronic music moves into its Fat Elvis phase. Shipwreck doesn’t seem like a bad idea, assuming Ginger has brought enough molly.
Originally published in issue #121, November 2013.