(Michelle Resendiz) **CONTENT WARNING READ WITH CAUTION**
It seems to me that there with a little drama over at Mixmag.com in this latest interview with Skrillex, there was an outcry of haters posting comments on the page. check it out here. In the interview Skrillex goes on to talk about his childhood in LA, his move from the punk scene to producing electronic music and gives an insight into the the current explosion of dance music in the U.S right now.
Skrillex has hit out at his detractors, referring to them as “crickets”. He said: “You can hear them – but when you walk by they shut the fuck up!”
The dubstep superstar made the comments during a recent interview with Mixmag. When asked what he thought of the appearance of an I hate Skrillex group on Facebook and negative posts about him on various music forums, he said: “No one in the scene has a problem with me, I come to London and hang out with guys like Skream and Benga. It’s just bullshit.”
In the interview, published in the latest issue of Mixmag which is on sale now
Not only that but if you go over to IHouseU.com they are talking about it as well. They have tons of Skrillex quotes… he goes on and on… This is what he had to say when quizzed about the growing number of jealous Internet trolls uploading ‘I Hate Skrillex’ sites.
“No one in the scene has a problem with me, I come to London and hang out with guys like Skream and Benga. It’s just bullshit,” he complained. (Mixmag: http://bit.ly/voGkLZ
Numerous haters responded via Mixmag’s online comments pages including ‘top commentator’ Viktor Glavinovski with a stream of homophobic hate.
“I don’t care if he hangs out with Skream/Benga or whoever,” he spat, “it’s just pure nonsense to ruin a hardcore genre with gay synths, chopped chipmunk vocals and cheesy poppy shit just so you can make a shitload of money and be an icon to a fanbase that consists of 13 year old wannabe dubheads and doesn’t know shit about music.”
Whether Skrillex is too concerned looks unlikely judging by a recent interview with London dubstep champion Joe Muggs in which Muggs hailed him as the ‘demented flipside of David Guetta bringing Euro house into the mainstream.’
“I never really even hear these (haters’) views, mainly because I don’t have much time for the internet,” said Skrillex, “I go to shows and all I see is love.” http://bit.ly/nptPlR
He also received unqualified support from influential new metal rock gods Korn on MTV recently after collaborating on the veteran band’s new full length dubstep flavoured album ‘The Path of Totality’.
“Dubstep is the future; it’s the new hip-hop, it’s the new metal, it’s the new everything,” Korn mainman Jonathan Davis told MTV.
“Metal shows are all hate, like, ‘I’m going to fuck you up in the mosh pit.’ Electronic shows are all peace and love. They rage harder than metal fans,” he claimed.