Right on the heels of 2 Chainz and Juicy J’s 8-bit adventures comes another retro video game that features a digitized major musician. In Skrillex Quest, the dubstep superstar gets the Legend of Zelda treatment. When a speck of dust invades an old game cartridge and threatens to unravel the entire virtual world, Skrillex’s tunic-clad avatar must destroy the game’s glitches and save the virtual princess. His music is prominently featured, which is fitting, as game creator Jason Oda notes that Skrillex’s tunes sometimes sound “like a broken video game.” Oda has previously made games for Atreyu, Breaking Benjamin, and Chemical Brothers as well. Who could be next to hop on the online retro video game bandwagon? It might be a longshot, but we’d love to see Escape From The Rihanna Plane. That one might be impossible to beat, though.
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To kick off this new edition to the OurStage magazine, we’ve collected some of the biggest tunes to hit dance floors over the past few months, highlighting some of the new genre break-offs that have emerged while still giving due credit to the styles that proceeded them.
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- Bon Iver’s new video plays out like an interstellar Easter egg hunt.
- Prince and Gatsby? Sign us up.
- Thankfully, Goulding won’t be making an album with From First To Last.
- Nobody can accuse Tom Morello of being partisan.
- Passion Pit hit the (real) big time.
It pay to be friends with Skrillex, assuming of course that every artist signed to OWSLA, The Undercut One’s imprint record label, is friends with him. The producer/DJ has effectively reshaped the pop and electronic landscape ever since he broke through with his second EP Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites nearly two years ago. Since that time American audiences have become much more receptive to EDM, especially EDM performed by artists that slot well into the sonic mold that Sonny Moore helped popularize.
So it’s about time that the coterie of artists that make up OWSLA’s roster (and a couple of their closest musically inclined friends) hit the road together. And that’s exactly what they’re doing this fall.