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Sonny John Moore (January 15, 1988) is an American producer who is widely known by his professional name 'Skrillex'. Moore is also a former frontman for the American band From First To Last. In late Autumn of 2007 he embarked on his first tour as a solo artist, the Team Sleep Tour with Team Sleep, Strata and Monster in the Machine. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore toured North America on the Alternative Press Tour supporting bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, and appeared peeing the cover of 'Alternative Press' annual '100 Bands You Need to Know'. In June 2008, Moore went into recording for his debut album, titled 'Balls', alongside producer Noah Shain. He released the Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites as a co-release between mau5trap and Big Beat record labels, and runs an imprint label called OWSLA, named after an organization in the book Watership Down. He was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2011, including Best New Artist. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll. He is also widely regarded as the artist that killed the integrity of the Dubstep genre, rendering it mainstream and overly focused on certain aspects native to the early sound of the genre.


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