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I’m taking over the column for Tom, who’s on vacation this week. We all know that the real best video of the week is the one of Ariana Grande licking a donut that didn’t even belong to her, but if you’re interested in watching something else, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a wild and wonderful… More »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

Last year, during this column’s infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

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M.I.A. Is Working With Skrillex

M.I.A. has lately been working on a new album called Matahdatah, and she shared her "Broader Than A Border" video and talked a bit about…
Tom Breihan | 12:21 pm
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Now Deadmau5 & Jack Ü Are Fighting Over NY Times’ “Where Are Ü Now” Explainer

Jack Ü, the duo of Diplo and Skrillex, just scored a massive hit with the uncanny, lovely Justin Bieber collaboration "Where Are Ü Now," possibly…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 9:34 am
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No Surprises Among Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2015

Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid DJs this morning, and it looks mightily similar to the ones from the last two years. A…
James Rettig | August 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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Skrillex & Jauz – “Squad Out!” (Feat. Fatman Scoop)

Often, when artists contribute new music to the Adult Swim Singles series, they take the opportunity to showcase some of their furthest-out, most experimental tendencies.
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island’s Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justi…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am

Watch Diplo & Skrillex Talk Arcade Fire Collab On Charlie Rose

Late-night PBS is probably the least turnt-up not-an-actual-place place in the entire universe. And yet last night, Charlie Rose, the long-running PBS talk-show host, welcomed…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Skrillex Says Deadmau5 Is An Asshole, Deadmau5 Responds With Twitter Rant

EDM beef! You have to love the EDM world, where nobody will make fun of you for wearing a lit-up mouse mask for years o…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Skrillex & Vic Mensa – “No Chill”

Though Vic Mensa and Skrillex just premiered their new collaborative track “No Chill” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, this is not the first…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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Skrillex And Diplo Just Hit The Studio With Arcade Fire

Skrillex's Full Flex Express Tour makes eight stops in Canada this month, and in advance of tonight's show in Montreal, Sonny Moore and Wes Pentz…
Scott Lapatine | July 10, 2015 - 9:19 pm
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Yogi & Skrillex – “Burial” Video (Feat. Pusha T & Dennis Rodman)

Last year, Pusha T teamed up with British producer trio Yogi for "Burial." That track has just gotten a remix courtesy of Skrillex, Trollphace, and…
James Rettig | July 6, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now” (Feat. Justin Bieber) Video

Earlier this year, EDM superstars Diplo and Skrillex teamed up as Jack Ü and released their surprise debut Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 7:44 pm
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Watch Skrillex & Katie Couric Make EDM

EDM superstar Skrillex has been collaborating with all sorts of people lately: Giorgio Moroder, Diplo, Justin Bieber, Clams Casino, Vic Mensa, and now Katie Couric.
Peter Helman | June 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm
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Watch Vic Mensa Debut Skrillex Collab “No Chill” In L.A.

Vic Mensa is on the verge of being a really big deal. Fresh off of his Kanye-featuring "U Mad," he's just debuted another new collab,…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now (Rustie Remix)” (Feat. Justin Bieber)

A few months ago, Jack Ü, the international-DJ-superstar duo of Diplo and Skrillex, released their surprise debut album Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. A…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 9:41 am
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Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm
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Hear An Unreleased Collab From Kelela, Ratking’s Hak, Skrillex, & Clams Casino

The DJ Know Wave's Gully Type web radio show is a reliable source of dancehall and things that kind of sound like dancehall. and o…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 8:48 am
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