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Skrillex releases 'Bangarang' video

February 17, 2012 | 11:39 am

Skrillex has released a new video for 'Bangarang'
If you're a menacing-looking adult and you happen to find yourself inside a Skrillex video, you can count on getting your comeuppance at the hands of some mighty disenfranchised and angry youth. In Skrillex's world — or at least in his videos — the kids are taking control.

That was the lesson of Skrillex's "First of the Year (Equinox)" clip (from the "More Monsters and Sprites EP), and it's a theme the young L.A. electronica producer returned to for the video to "Bangarang," the title track to his latest e.p. The song starts with a twitchy guitar sample and promptly dives into Skrillex's inimitable face-punching bass drops — a suitable backdrop for this tale of pre-teen delinquency.

The theme of youth empowered by crime or at least n'er-do-welling might not be much of an innovation, but Skrillex is riding high after a sweep of the major dance Grammys awards and a string of beyond-sold-out New York and Los Angeles shows, so we can't exactly blame for for sticking with what's clearly working.


Album review: Skrillex's "Bangarang"

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—August Brown

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For (Belvedere) RED