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Skrillex announces new EP, video release, weeklong L.A. takeover

December 22, 2011 | 10:50 am

Skrillex at Coachella
Orange County electronic producer Skrillex, who stunned a lot of people by nabbing five Grammy nominations last month, including best new artist,  has had a huge 2011. His ubiquitous single "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" has been one of the year's most unlikely anthems and has nearly single-handedly pushed the hard, wobbly-bass dubstep sound into the mainstream.

The 23-year-old is capitalizing on this activity by dropping a new EP, "Bangarang," on Friday, followed a day later by the release of a new video for "Ruff Neck (Full Flex)."

More importantly for those in Los Angeles, Skrillex announced a weeklong string of star-studded dates at little clubs across the city -- gigs that promise not only to sell out but to blow out the eardrums of anyone in, say, the tiny Cinespace for Dim Mak Tuesdays. The dates will begin on Jan. 24 and run through Jan. 29 in L.A., followed a few days later by a similar run of New York shows. Dates are below; no word yet on ticket sales, but we'll keep you posted.

Los Angeles dates:

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Dim Mak Tuesday at Cinespace (Skrillex, Alvin Risk, KOAN Sound)
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Echoplex (Skrillex vs. 12th Planet, Diplo, Check Yo Ponytail)
Thursday, Jan. 26: Exchange (Skrillex, Zedd)
Friday, Jan. 27: Avalon (Skrillex, Huoratron, KIll the Noise)
Saturday, Jan. 28: The Palladium (Skrillex, AraabMUZIK, KOAN Sound, Munchi)
Sunday, Jan. 29: L.A. Live Event Deck (Skrillex, Benga, Nadastrom, Special Guest TBA)

New York dates:

Tuesday, Jan. 31: Webster Hall (Skillex, AC Slater)
Wednesday, Feb. 1: Pacha (Skrillex, Zedd, Sazon Booya)
Friday, Feb. 3: Roseland Ballroom (Skrillex, Zane Lowe, Spank Rock, Special Guest TBA)
Saturday, Feb. 4: Terminal 5 (Skream & Benga, KOAN Sound, Tokimonsta)


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Photo: Skrillex performs in April on the Sahara Stage  at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times