Another year around the sun, and Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites from Skrillex still remains one of dance music’s most cherished releases.
The effort, originally dropped via Big Beat Records, was truly the first album that signaled a change in how the main stream viewed dance music. With the exception of Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex was the first artist in the EDM realm to win a Grammy for his work, and was certainly the catalyst for the Recording Academy to open up the category to more DJ/producers. Since the iconic collection was released, the Electronic community has seen many main stage acts winning awards for their work including Flume, Jack Ü, and Justice.
Looking back now on what will soon be a decade old release Skrillex has done more for the dance music community than many could’ve calculated. With plenty of (rumored) material still on the way, and a stellar 2019 fading into history, fans should expect a lot more from Sonny moving forward.