I was watching the E Channel, recovering from my New Years hangover, when good old Ryan Seacrest reminded me of the fact it was awards season right through January and February. The Grammy’s is the major music awards ceremony for the season and Sonny Moore, better known to the rest of the world as Skrillex has gone onto to make history getting nominated for 5 Grammy’s In December (which coincidentally is the same number of award nominations for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry combined).
Here’s what the Electronic artist had to say:
“I was actually on my bus, just about to sleep,” he said of what he was up to when he heard he’d been nominated. “I was in Nottingham last night, chilling in the Sherwood Forest, and my tour manager just pops his head into my bunk while I’m sleeping, screaming like ‘Yeaaah!’ And we had been having some drinks, having a good time, but I didn’t really know what was going on, and he told me I had gotten a nomination — I didn’t even know it was more than one until later.
“And then I went back to sleep, actually,” Skrillex laughed. “But it’s crazy; it hasn’t really hit me yet. I almost don’t even know what it means, in terms of the big picture. This whole year has been insane, and these are surprises and things beyond my wildest fantasies … and I’m just so thankful to have a great team and people that support me, man, because we’ve come a long f—ing way, man. People didn’t believe in us, and we built this incredible team and system, and it’s pretty awesome just to get that acknowledgment and do it with the people you love.”
A big fuss was made about Skrillex’s nomination in the Best New Artist field — becoming the first DJ to ever be nominated in the category — up against other mainstream cash cows like Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Bon Iver.
“Whether it’s on an acoustic guitar or if it’s on a computer, music’s music, and the most important thing about music is the emotional impact it has on people and culture,” Skrillex said. “I’m only hoping that my nomination this year will carry on to the next year, and open doors for more people to come up and be noticed and recognized as actual musicians.”
It really is amazing to see how much electronic music has spread in the past couple of years- almost every song you hear on radio these days has a slamming base line, hoovers and synth wobbles in them. Personally though, I cant wait to see what Skrillex wears to the Red Carpet at the awards…