Chris Lawhorn, the resident DJ at Marie Claire and Real Age, reviews 300-400 singles every month, trying to find the best new music for a workout. Every week, he’ll be posting an indie-centric playlist for MAGNET readers. To vote on upcoming tracks, hear this month’s contenders and find more resources for matching songs to the pace of your exercise routine, you can visit his workout music site.
I’d been meaning to write for awhile about my favorite new remixer: Skrillex. There are several ways to approach his work. Skrillex is Sonny Moore. If you’re a pop fan, you’ll know him as the guy behind a pair of recent Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga remixes. If you’re into dance, you might have seen him on tour with Deadmau5. Or you might know him as the former singer of From First To Last. He’s also released solo material under his own name and toured with Team Sleep. In short, he’s got a foot in the post-hardcore scene and a foot in the DJ world. Personally, I love his deconstructions of pop tracks. But, I’ve included songs below that touch on a few different genres.