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Will 2012 be the year of Electronic Music?

December 14, 2011 by skov // #electronic #dubstep #skrillex

It's really starting to look like it..

Dubstep artist Skrillex is up for five Grammy nominations, as well as mentor/ DJ superstar Deadmaus5, who is up for three.

"Skrillex is a purely electronic artist, and getting a best-new-artist nomination is Grammy's way of acknowledging the rise of EDM (electronic dance music)," said Keith Caulfield, associate director of charts at Billboard. The awards "have overlooked EDM artists in the past, like David Guetta and Moby. Skrillex is the face of all EDM at the Grammys."

#Electronic music, especially Dubstep has grown exponentially in the past two years, going from underground clubs, to selling out large venues every night of tour. Artist's shows have grown into extravagant light shows. Electronic artist Moby spoke on the surge in Dubstep's popularity.

"If you go to a rock concert, there are four people standing onstage playing songs that sound nice,". "You go see Skrillex or deadmau5 live, and there's a huge production value, the lights, the sound. It's hard not to be impressed."

The shows shall only get bigger, and it appears that Skrillex isn't going anywhere but to the top. You got our support, Skril.

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i see a strong trend of electronic music sound merging into mainstream pop lately. Especially on songs such as December 15, 2011

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