Skrillex, arguably the world's sickest beat-dropper, will be playing Joburg, Cape Town and Durban in his 2013 Skrillex Mothership SA Tour.
Soon to be 25 years old, Sonny John Moore, also known as Skrillex, is a reported workaholic - averaging nearly a gig a night.
Three times Grammy Award winner and MTV's EDM Artist of the Year for 2012, Skrillex has recently released a surprisingly low-key EP called "Leaving", featuring tracks Leaving, Scary Bolly Dub and The Reason. Leaving is a down-tempo song that was recorded in a Mexico City hotel room and its muted nature is unlike the usual Skrillex sound, but has been as widely appreciated amongst his fans.
Skrillex further teamed up with Damian Marley to make a collaboration Make It Bun Dem, blending reggae and dubstep in ways nobody thought was possible, and this is currently charting on 5FM. Other hits on rotation on 5FM are Breakin' A Sweat with The Doors, which demonstrates considerable growth in terms of production style and diversity.Free music
His first solo EP, "My Name Is Skrillex", was released for free download on his official MySpace page. He releases much of his music free of charge and pays the bills with his live performances.Tour dates are:
- Friday 1 March at the Ostrich Farm in Cape Town - Doors open 5pm
- Saturday, 2 March: H2O, Wild Waters, Joburg. Doors open 12pm.
- Sunday,3 March: The Wavehouse, Durban. Doors open 3pm.
Tickets will be available from Computicket as of Monday, 28 January and ticket prices are as follows:
Cape Town: R300 - one-week early-bird special running from Monday, 28 January to Monday, 4 February, or when sold out. Thereafter, all tickets for Cape Town are R400. No VIP in Cape Town.
Durban: R200 - one-week early-bird special running from Monday, 28 January to Monday, 4 February, or when sold out. R300 thereafter. No VIP in Durban.
Joburg: R300 - one-week early-bird special running from Monday, 28 January to Monday, 4 February, or when sold out. R400 thereafter. VIP - early-bird R400, R550 thereafter. VVIP - R1 500.
Tickets on sale from Computicket on Monday, 28 January at 9am.
For more information, go to www.electricmusic.co.za