Despite really only existing for the past four years, Skrillex is an institution. At the beginning of the 2010s, Skrillex pioneered that deep and sometimes-reviled-but-always-fun mainstream American dubstep sound that became ubiquitous immediately.

Despite really only existing for the past four years, Skrillex is an institution. At the beginning of the 2010s, Skrillex pioneered that deep and sometimes-reviled-but-always-fun mainstream American dubstep sound that became ubiquitous immediately. Even if he disappeared tomorrow, that period of music history would live on forever. But there were, of course, haters, and now, a couple years on, as the ubiquity has worn off a bit, we can truly appreciate Skrillex for what it is: the only good music. If you listen to literally any other kind of music again you should reevaluate every life decision that's led to this point. He only makes bangers. After a string of seven successful EPs, six Grammys, and one famous haircut, Skrillex released his first proper album, Recess, this March. Though the album is somewhat of a departure - his typical sonic signature has been dialed back - it's still a continuation of Skrillex's sound, as well as a nuanced exploration of electronic music's vast potential. His fall tour features Big Gigantic, GTA and more.