EDM Grammys CLEANED OUT by Skrillex and Bangarang EP
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards suggested a feeling of Déjà Vu, as Skrillex took home yet another set of the golden gramophones. The dubstep producing DJ (who recently tried his hand at down tempo electronica) nabbed a perfect three-for-three, winning the awards in all 3 electronic music categories: ’Remixed Recording’, ’Dance Recording’ and ’Dance/Electronica Album’. The efforts on Bangarang EP brought him the honors, upping his total Grammy account to 6. In your face, Al Walser? No need to gloat, it was never going to be anything more than a publicity stunt...
The evening started out with Rihanna and Calvin Harris claiming the Grammy in 'Best Short Form Music Video' for 'We Found Love'. However, as this didn't have much to do with producing or DJing by Calvin Harris. We consider this as an honorable mention. Check out the full list of DJ nominations!
Rolling Stone asked him if he’s getting used to winning at the Grammys.“You know what?“ Moore replied, „I thought I'd get used to it, but I swear, I tripped over every word up there in my second speech. It was like jumping into a pool of ice water and I couldn't even breathe or think. It was crazy; I think it was crazier than last year. I didn't expect to be here again.“
When questioned about his cross-over from underground to mainstream, he answered:"When I make music, I always draw from the same inspiration. That's what has always worked for me. Those are the ones that are successful as well. It's all about maintaining that creative space. It's all about keeping the right people around you. It can take one A&R rep to say the wrong thing about a song that can really uninspire you [to think] you're not doing the right thing. I keep my team very tight to where everything we make is what I believe in and what they believe in. I've always stuck to that."
He was also asked how he felt about Calvin Harrise's triumph: "Hip-hop and electronic music are so similar, in the fact that they're both very visceral, have so much bass; a lot of times, it's the same tempos. The culture and some of the sound design is different but a lot of times, it's the same stuff. I have this song with A¢AP Rocky that just came out and we're going out to Rio to shoot this crazy music video out there. There's definitely a lot of collaborations."
Skrillex, the brainchild of Sonny Moore, ruled the award ceremony once more. Check out the pre-telecast footage of the hearty acceptance, with the majority of OWSLA family climbing on stage!
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