Grammy Trail Off #6: Skrillex And Sprites

Your boy Skrillex is all up in the 2012 Grammy nominations. Today we begin our fact-filled journey with his EP and song Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, which are nominated for Best Dance Recording AND Best Dance Album.

-Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites is a reference to David Bowie‘s 1980 album, Scary Monsters and (Super Creeps).

-After Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992, singer Thom Yorke claims he received fan mail from “murderers” saying how much they could relate to this song.

-Ke$ha got some backlash for mentioning infamous mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer in her song “Cannibal”.

-Ke$ha wrote Britney‘s hit single “Till The World Ends”

-When Britney released “Hold It Against Me” MTV wondered if she would effect the underground dubstep community. Skrillex commented saying, “I thought the dubstep part was unnecessary,” he continued. “Not to say it was done wrong. I feel like it was very self-aware and consciously put in there to be ‘the dubstep part.’ I can see a lot of people getting pissed about it — the purist dubstep and drum and bass fans — but at the end of the day, it’s cool that people are trying new things. Sooner or later, anything that happens in the underground — be it watered down or not — it always makes itself into the mainstream. It’s cool to hear.”

And that’s the circle, folks.

Do you think Skrillex is going to take home a Grammy?

Other trail offs:

Foster Le People

Bruno Mars

Nicki Minaj