Every EDM fan has a few friends who think Skrillex isn't a real musician. To help fellow fans prove these self-proclaimed "music puritans" wrong, YouTube user BloodyFanGirl created a video showcasing Sonny Moore's talent as a musician that extends far beyond his acclaimed abilities as an electronic music producer and DJ.
BloodyFanGirl made the video so that next time someone claims Skrillex is a mere button-pusher, fans will simply show them the compilation of clips featuring the multi-talented Moore flexing his musical muscles from his time with From First to Last up through his most recent collaborations with Diplo under the moniker Jack U. In every clip, the artist we've come to know best as a producer and DJ is playing a different musical instrument.
As Your EDM reports, the YouTuber explains the project's goal in the video description: "I made a video you can send to people who say 'Skrillex isn't a musician,' in the hopes of creating a new beautiful world where music puritans finally shut up about some artists not being 'real musicians' or some genres not being 'real music.'" She adds that the community of fans are "getting real tired of your fundamentalist bullsh*t!"
First, BloodyFanGirl presents a montage of Moore wailing on the guitar. He rocks out a rendition of Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," rages on stage with The Doors through a high-energy performance of "Break on Through," jams with The String Cheese Incident and joins Above & Beyond for an acoustic version of "Black Room Boy."
Next, the video highlights Moore's piano-playing skills including his own take on the Titanic theme song. For the third piece of evidence, the artist's abilities as a vocalist are on display in clips of him singing with From First to Last as well as him singing the Jack U track "Mind."
Finally, as EDM.com reports, BloodyFanGirl demonstrates that "he's got some awesome kazoo skills." The video concludes with a reminder that "he's one of the best producers out there."
Watch the video below.