Skrillex proved his massive reputation with two incredible Coachella sets. Coming off the release of his debut studio album, 'Recess,' the hype for Skrillex was higher than ever. The album showcased Skrillex’s ability to master genres other than dubstep and his set definitely reflected this. Mixing styles from Progressive House to Moombahton to Electro House to Trap and Hip Hop, Skrillex brought something for everyone. This diverse set, including his own hits like “Recess,” the title track off his new album, his classic dubstep hits like “All is Fair in Love & BroStep”, “Bangarang” and “Cinema” had the crowd bouncing with energy the entire time, and of course head banging where appropriate. Skrillex’s set was filled with surprises that really set the crowd off. Skrillex brought out Diplo (no Jack U performance, sadly), and Dillon Francis for an interactive “Get Low” performance, where Dillon forced everyone to get down to the ground, waiting for everyone and calling out all those who “thought they were too cool” (go Dillon, they deserved it). For “Wild For the Night” Skrillex brought out the entire ASAP mob for live vocals, hyping the crowd up to unimaginable levels. The biggest surprise, however, was his new stage design. Created for his upcoming “Mothership” tour with Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, What So Not and Milo & Otis, Skrillex created an actual spaceship to control the decks from. The massive structure looks like it came straight from outer space, equipped with LEDs and the ability to completely change shapes like a transformer at his beck & call. The ship is the perfect stage for Skrillex’s boisterous personality, and leaves him enough room to lead the crowd, and even shred the guitar live for all his fans. The set lived up to its nearly impossible expectations, satisfying the crowd filled with long-time fans and newcomers alike.

See you on the dancefloor,
Julia Crescitelli and Jesse Wheaton

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