Lost In A Melody
In order to promote his stunning new single Summit, (which features vocals from ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding) dubstep wiz Skrillex commissioned a web-based video game called Skrillex Quest. Based on the Legend Of Zelda-esque RPG games of the Nintendo era, you take control of a warrior inside of a game cartridge that has been left dusty - which has caused electronic glitches to wreak havoc on the kingdom.
The makers of the video game described Skrillex’s music as perfect for the idea and I have to agree - slashing your sword at a buzzing virus to the strains of Ellie’s modified vocals and heavy beats is an irresistible combination, and there’s obviously a warming sense of nostalgia in the dated graphics and plot. Plus, as a promo tool it’s ridiculously effective - I immediately downloaded the track after completing the game, and that happens to be the first Skrillex song I’ve ever added to my iTunes. So there you have it.
Click here to play Skrillex Quest.

Ellie Goulding and Skrillex have done a song together for the soundtrack of the new Twilight film. There’s a good song in there somewhere, but it’s rather disappointing. I understand why Skrillex has tried to water down his production, but I think he went too far and it ended up sounding like a demo, rather than a full bodied song. He should have really gone for it.


Skrillex and Nero have finally unveiled their highly anticipated remix of Holdin’ On by up and coming band MONSTA - and it’s off to a great start, what with over 250,000 plays on SoundCloud and being named Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record In The World”.

It’s a noisy, messy, explosive mix (obviously) that is pleasing enough, but hopefully it will inspire listeners to go back and check out the original, which is easily one of the best singles of the year and deserves to have just as much attention focused on it.