Skrillex Fans: Five Reasons They Suck

Thumbnail image for Emo-Skrillex-Fan-tumblr_lumudakXVe1r4cbpco1_500.jpg
Dear Sonny Moore,

Congratulations on winning three Grammy awards this year. You are undoubtedly very talented, and know how to get down during your set.

Forget what Dave Grohl said about DJs making music on their computers. I mean, he only performed with Deadmau5 at the Grammys right after he said that. He's probably mad it took him years and years to win a Grammy, while it only took you a year to win three.

That said, please know that I love your music, but I cannot stand your fans. If you get a chance, please tell them that these are five reasons they suck.


5.) Emo crossover fans kids are infiltrating the rave scene

Since the dismemberment of your band From First to Last, emo kids have been wanting music to rage to. Well, your fans have crossed over--to the detriment of the EDM scene. Now, guys  look like girls again. At your concerts I can't tell the difference between dudes and ladies--everyone is wearing the same thing: skinny girls' jeans, nails painted black and tight shirts in the crowd. You must be their savior.

4.) They've introduced EDM moshpits

Instead of experiencing peace, love, unity and respect (or, you know, just a happy night of dancing), people at your shows have to worry about getting knocked out in a moshpit. EDM was originally about being together as one, not protecting themselves from flailing fists. If I wanted to get punched in the face by accident, I'd go to a Danzig show.

3.) They have bad haircuts

What's everyone's obsession with Skrillex hair ? I like my girls with a full head of hair, please.

2.) Bros have appropriated your music, making it the soundtrack of choice over Insane Clown Posse and the Kottonmouth Kings

Bros now prefer blast your music above all else while driving their monster trucks to the beach. Nothing is more annoying than hearing "Equinox (First of the Year)" screeching while I drive on a peaceful quiet day.

1.) Your fans don't know any other dubstep music but yours, and they're polluting my Facebook wall
People post sayings like, "SKRILLEX!!!!!!", "Did you hear that new Skrillex remix? Song was DOPE!!" Please make them stop.

See also:

Like Heard Mentality on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @ocweeklymusic!

My Voice Nation Help
40 comments
SkrillexSucks!
SkrillexSucks!

Another reason, they think that it's the best; even that it's probably the only Dubstep music they've heard, and that they 'hate' on other Djs such as deadmau5.

Lukeskywalker
Lukeskywalker

Skrillex looks like a cheap knockoff of Corey Feldman. Another unoriginal copycat of the 1980s. Yawwwwn.

Freebird4481
Freebird4481

Where do you live?  I just got a new system and a skrillex cd.  Suck my dick :)

xmadmartiganx
xmadmartiganx

@Freebird4481 - Because that completely disproves point #2, asshole. Matt, please give them directions to OFF A FUCKING CLIFF. Since they don't have the minimum amount of brain cells required to realize that Skrillex is complete garbage, they probably won't even notice until they've hit the bottom anyway.

xXEmoSceneKittyQueenXx
xXEmoSceneKittyQueenXx

i clicked on this link cuz i saw the picure and thought, thats some stupid crap i would probably do. even though i got kinda mad cuz it said crazy emo skrillex fan cuz not all cutters are emo and not all emos are cutters. btw moshpits are the freakin sex!!!(yes im a lil scene)

Shawn Snyder
Shawn Snyder

Lmao.  This is dead on.  Skrillex = Limp Bizkit.  Bunch of angsty emo kids who don't know squat about EDM.  Skrillex is electronic screamo music.  Go be emo somewhere else noobs.

Jupiters_cockk
Jupiters_cockk

Omg yes! I went to a damn dub show and I was almost in a damn mosh pit. WTF this is not screaming music and UHGREED about them only knowing about Skrillex. Mad props for him winning Grammy's but he's not my favorite artist by any means.

Tyree Dawson
Tyree Dawson

in regards to numbers 5: Anybody was meant to wear anything. 4: Hardcore moshpits came first. You sound like a bitter noob.  3: Get a girl with a full head of hair then,  2: New time, new taste. 1: huh???

Pete
Pete

Ok let's put this hair thing to rest...

First off, I don't believe this Skrillex hair trend even exists. I'm from England (the birth place of the Dubstep genre) and have seen Skrillex live here 4 times here. I have NEVER seen a single person sporting a Skrillex hair cut at his show. That said, this is UK, we're not really a 'following' culture on trends. Haha. As I said, we created Dubstep and the US followed and started 'wearing' it, like a bad haircut, our creation.

So, based on that, the 'sheep followers' haircut fans must be from the US. As I said, I haven't seen anyone in UK have the haircut.

I'm off to the US next month, for the Ultra Music Festival. I will see Skrillex finally the US, and with that I expect to see A LOT of Skrillex haircuts in the crowd.... But....if I don't (which I know I won't)....I'm calling b.s on this blog.

The conclusion? UK rocks (obviously)....and these Skrillex haircut fans don't really exist.

Cheerio :-P

Tmorris
Tmorris

Haha, you people make me laugh. I agree with 80% of what this article says. Not so much with the Dave Grohl stuff, but I agree with most of it. Especially the hair. Hah i was at a party and there was a girl with sonny moore hair and I wasn't attracted to her one bit.. later she adds me on facebook and i look at her older pictures with hair and she was fuckin gorgeous. Now she kind of just looks like an ugly mouse. Lol I don't get it. Oh and by the way, YOU'RE NOT MAKING A STATEMENT WHEN YOU DO THAT SHIT... YOU'RE SIMPLY BECOMING JUST LIKE THE LAST GIRL THAT THOUGHT SHE'D DO IT TO STAND OUT. It just shows the world how easily you are influenced to do things to attempt to seem hip or cool. hahah fail.

I love skrillex's music. I hate everything about most of his fans.

This article hit the nail on the head with skrillex fans ONLY listening to skrillex and no other dubstep artists. Oh, and deadmau5 fucking blows. Every time I hear it i'm like hmm.. good try buddy but not quite dubstep.

Mike
Mike

Wow...is this guy serious? Moaning about the guys hair? Haha, a rather desperate article.

Truth is ALL bands/artists have fan stereotypes...with Skrillex being no different. (most of us don't have the time/energy to write about them)

Don't like his music? Don't listen to it.Don't like his fans? Don't waste your time on them.

Skrillex is innovative and fresh, regardless of whether you like his music, you can't deny that. Don't feel so threatened by something different ;)

Skrillex fan
Skrillex fan

Here is 5 reasons you suck:

Your grammar is shit. Should have had Gus proof read your postYou dont know Dubstup or anything other than First Of The Year by SkrillexNo complained when Jennifer Aniston created a hairstyle crazy, you hair-trend Nazi.You are a quiet introvert who hates people who care to be seen.And FINALLY - You are just a shit writer who blogged about something we have already heard about Skrillex and dubstep. YOU ARENT ORIGINAL. Just a douche with no imagination for a good read for us OC Weekly faithfulls.

Skream
Skream

"He's probably mad it took him years and years to win a Grammy"

Pretty sure  that little band Dave Grohl was in won a Grammy in 1994, I think they were called Nirvana

Heina Dadabhoy
Heina Dadabhoy

Because every woman ever cares what your preference as to haircut it. Right.

Bernie
Bernie

Dubstep is perhaps the worst musical trend since Reggaeton.

George with a J
George with a J

But Reggaeton spawned Moombahton which is actually kinda rad and getting better.

Dac
Dac

Listen to some happy hardcore before making that judgement. 

Jamesbond
Jamesbond

But happy hardcore is the reason why skrillex exists in the first place! All electronic music now centers around one thing: the rave. Or actually what is now a bastardized version of the rave. And happy hardcore was the height of the 90s rave scene! Then it all went downhill from there. Smiling faces replaced by pushy bros.... :(

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

What's wrong with dudes looking like ladies? Clothes do not make gender. Don't be hating because you may have been (ahem) barking up the wrong tree. ;-)(Of course, my opinion is a little skewed by my transvestite fetish...)

909Jeff
909Jeff

Thats the second time you've said that! I dont know whether to be intrigued or disgusted...

Jay
Jay

Dave Grohl wasn't hating on DJs. He loves Electronic music.

His clarification on his Grammy acceptaance speech:

" Oh, what a night we had last Sunday at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The glitz! The Glamour! SEACREST! Where do I begin?? Chillin' with Lil' Wayne...meeting Cyndi Lauper's adorable mother...the complimentary blinking Coldplay bracelet.....much too much to recap. It's really is still a bit of a blur. But, if there's one thing that I remember VERY clearly, it was accepting the Grammy for Best Rock Performance...and then saying this:

"To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of music is what's important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do... It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer. It's about what goes on in here [your heart] and what goes on in here [your head]."

Not the Gettysburg Address, but hey......I'm a drummer, remember?

Well, me and my big mouth. Never has a 33 second acceptance rant evoked such caps-lock postboard rage as my lil' ode to analog recording has. OK....maybe Kanye has me on this one, but....Imma let you finish....just wanted to clarify something...

I love music. I love ALL kinds of music. From Kyuss to Kraftwerk, Pinetop Perkins to Prodigy, Dead Kennedys to Deadmau5.....I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and.....human.

That's exactly what I was referring to. The "human element". That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became "bad" things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily "fixed". The end result? I my humble opinion.....a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place.

And, unfortunately, some of these great advances have taken the focus off of the actual craft of performance. Look, I am not Yngwie Malmsteen. I am not John Bonham. Hell...I'm not even Josh Groban, for that matter. But I try really fucking hard so that I don't have to rely on anything but my hands and my heart to play a song. I do the best that I possibly can within my limitations, and accept that it sounds like me. Because that's what I think is most important. It should be real, right? Everybody wants something real.

I don't know how to do what Skrillex does (though I fucking love it) but I do know that the reason he is so loved is because he sounds like Skrillex, and that's badass. We have a different process and a different set of tools, but the "craft" is equally as important, I'm sure. I mean.....if it were that easy, anyone could do it, right? (See what I did there?)

So, don't give me two Crown Royals and then ask me to make a speech at your wedding, because I might just bust into the advantages of recording to 2 inch tape.

Now, I think I have to go scream at some kids to get off my lawn.

Stay frosty.

Davemau5"

Rustyshakelford
Rustyshakelford

Thats it? Don't these things need to be at least 500 words. 

George with a J
George with a J

Damn you have opinions on haircuts and stuff. Everything anyone else likes must be wrong or lame.

Rayann Castro
Rayann Castro

"Forget what Dave Grohl said about DJs making music on their computers. I mean, he only performed with Deadmau5 at the Grammys right after he said that. He's probably mad it took him years and years to win a Grammy, while it only took you a year to win three."

uh...u mad bro? ;)

Jay
Jay

Whoa, sorry...totally did not mean to reply to your comment. Haha.

Jay
Jay

Um. No. Look at my recent comment for the truth.

blahblah
blahblah

I know it's not LA Weekly, but the music bloggers in both periodicals seem to be acting like real snobbish hipsters.

lolumadbro
lolumadbro

Sounds like someone is offended that they fell under one or all 5 of these reasons.

Berries803
Berries803

@lolumadbro Sounds like someone is being judgemental.

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Events

Anaheim Event Tickets
Loading...