Last Friday, Skrillex dropped his Bangarang EP on an unsuspecting audience – which featured collaborations with the likes of Wolfgang Gartner, Kill The Noise and Ellie Goulding. Trust me, the whole thing is massive, some of Skrill’s best work to date, but here’s my favourite track from it, the ear-crushingly good title track ‘Bangarang’ featuring vocalist Sirah (who older Skrillex fans may recognise from the track ‘Weekends!!!’).
Beginning with a simple guitar riff, it is soon joined by a pounding drum beat and an archetypal Skrillex drop, incorporating deep bass, synths and tight production. Sirah’s voice is a perfect fit for the track, and Skrill’s chopping up of the vocal track is masterful.
I’m a massive fan of Skrillex’s music, and it definitely looks like 2012 is going to be his year. Check out ‘Bangarang’ below and I suspect you’ll probably want to download the whole EP from Amazon or Beatport.