I’d like to hear more artists’ doing thought experiments and less trying to make music just to make money (i.e., sellouts.)
No as a hardcore kid, I knew the first time I heard his “bassdrop” that he saw it as the breakdown. Much of Sonny’s rhythmic structure sounds like it’s derived from hardcore and metalcore rhythms, in fact. When I listen to other artists’ bassdrops their rhythmic vocabulary is not as familiar.
Coming from a post-hardcore background, Skrillex serves the same purpose for me as heavy music except everybody will goofily dance to it at a party. haha
+1 on the connection though.