Skrillex Was an Answer on Jeopardy
It's official; Skrillex has made it. How do we know this? Is it collaborations with some of the biggest names in not only dance/electronic, but pop and hip-hop as well? No. Is it headlining appearances at the biggest festivals in the world? Nuh-uh. Is it starting your own label that has become one of the most forward-thinking powerhouse labels in the scene? Not quite. It is because the superstar DJ-producer was featured on the popular long-running television show, Jeopardy.
Recently, the show featured the category "They Played Coachella," which as the title implies, quizzes its contestants on artists featured on past bills of North America's premier festival (which by the way, kicks off its first of two weekends this Friday, April 10). This raises just one question; why the hell can't Jeopardy always be this easy? Like, have you watched this show before? It's crazy hard! Who makes the questions for this show?Sometimes Alex Trebek can't even pronounce what the question even says. Yeah, I know that there are people out there with vast knowledges of Neoclassical literature and foreign politics, and blah blah blah... but come on, let's throw in some more DJ questions and level the playing field here.
Anyway, the question worth $2000 (the highest value of the category, which usually marks its most difficult question) was "The 2014 festival featured more than 150 acts, including this superstar dance DJ born Sonny Moore." As if this question wasn't easy enough, they also flashed a photo of Skrillex as well. Even the most unfamiliar listeners know who that haircut and thick-framed glasses belong to. My man Eric, who is definitely a closet dubstep lover, quickly responded with the right answer.
This is certainly a testament to how immensely popular Skrillex and dance music have become in just a few short years since the EDM explosion in America. Dance music has not only begun to take ownership of events like Coachella (which as expressed in the other questions featured on this Jeopardy category used to be defined by acts like Rage Against the Machine and the Stooges, rather than acts like Nero and Axwell /\ Ingrosso), it has now broken through into Jeopardy-level relevancy. Just take a moment to let that sink in. For any future Jeopardy contestants looking to flex their knowledge by trying out for the show, better start studying up! My advice; put down that copy of Tolstoy and open up ElektroDaily.com.