2011 goes pop

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 20, 2011


SKRILLEX, "SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES" | The uproar over Skrillex and dubstep's 2011 American invasion proves that, occasionally, young people can still be pulled away from their phones and get caught up in an actual musical subculture. Skrillex's dumbed-down distorto-scree dance-nü-mosh is unholy and aimed at the wrong audience (i.e., non-aficionado bros). His popularity (and his trademark asymmetrical haircut) pisses in the face of the enforced anonymity of the DJ, and (more important) it makes non-fans feel old, always the hallmark of great new music.

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