A Workout Playlist: Skrillex

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.

1. Lady Gaga “Alejandro (Skrillex Remix)” (128 BPM)
Alejandro (Skrillex Remix) - Alejandro (The Remixes)

2. Casxio “Seventeen (Skrillex A.K.A. Sonny Moore Remix)” (130 BPM)
Seventeen (Skrillex AKA Sonny Moore Remix) - Seventeen (Deluxe Version) - EP

3. Horse The Band “Golden Mummy Golden Bird vs. Skrillex” (118 BPM)
Golden Mummy Golden Bird vs. Skrillex - Desperate Living (Deluxe Edition)

4. From First To Last “I Once Was Lost But Now Am Profound” (183 BPM)
I Once Was Lost But Now Am Profound - From First to Last

5. The Black Eyed Peas “Rock That Body (Skrillex Remix)” (127 BPM)
Rock That Body (Skrillex Remix) - Invasion of Imma Be Rocking That Body (Megamix) - EP

One reply on “A Workout Playlist: Skrillex”

You’d certainly want to work out hard with that list of greats churning out in the background. Anything you can do to block out the irritating noise, I guess.

Putting microphone on a metronome would be more enjoyable.

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