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Skrillex Quotes

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Skrillex quotes: the multimillionaire DJ’s dopest quotes.

“My dad always said, ‘If you want to grow, bite off more than you can chew and swallow that sh*t.’”

“Obstacles are an opportunity to create something new.”

“Now is the time to do it yourself.  There has never been a better time.”

“I think the biggest piece of advice I can give anybody is don’t pretend to be a snob.  Know what you know, and be ready to admit that there are things you don’t know.”

“The thing about any art or any music, at least the way I’ve always approached creating stuff, is you can’t really plan it too much.  If you’re open to change, that’s when the final product will always be the most special.”

“The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative.  If you log all the time with negativity in the whole world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive.  It spirals.”

“An artist creates songs and timeless moments that are reflections that impact culture, and you can do that in any way – with guitars, ukulele, a computer.  So, that will never die.  It’s always the artist behind the computer, not the computer.”

“I never set out to be part of a genre, because I listen to all types of music.”

“To me, it’s always a joy to create music no matter what it takes to actually get there.  The real evils are always whatever stops you from doing that.”

“If something gets too easy, I want to do something else.  But every album is going to be me, no matter what.”

“The people who I grew up making music with, we’ve all grown up and become successful in different ways.  My manager supported me since I was 16 and believed in me as a musician.  He’s been there since day one, and there’s so much to be said about doing something with people that you love.”

“There’s been not a dime spent on marketing for any record I’ve ever put out.”

“With ‘Bangarang,’ I didn’t make any announcement, no campaign.  I just put it on my Facebook and some other places.  That’s how I’ve done everything with my previous records.  I’ve always kept it organic.”

“I want to continue to constantly put out great music, expand further and further with the live show and music that is attracting music fans from all over the place, not only for ravers or electronic heads.”

“I was never really a DJ.  I just kinda figured it all out at once as I started to tour.  I was making music and producing and I just had to start to DJ as I got more into touring.”

“I wanted to be Michael Jackson.  I would dress up like him every day.  And I’d perform for my parents all the time.  I’d even go to school in a hat, a white shirt and black pants with high-water shoes.”

“You never know what’s really going to pop and what’s not.  That’s how my career has always been.  It just kind of happened.”

“I book myself tight.  If I have any time off, I get antsy.”

“I wouldn’t call it pressure, but I’m always pushing myself every day.  Not even pushing myself but I’m always working on stuff every day and every day it feels different.  It’s always collaborative even when I’m doing it alone because I have a crew when I do a Skrillex show.”

“Sometimes a lot of it is just a feeling.  I guess I just have a lot of sh*t to do, and I’m always working.  Whether they’re commitments or deadlines I need to meet, or whether it’s me just wanting to work… I’m just always working.”

“If you saw how I work, I think it’s definitely quite unconventional just because it’s all self-taught.  I didn’t learn conventional production methods.  I’m kinda stubborn in some ways too in that, at one point, what I do would definitely not be considered ‘production,’ it would just be considered noise, which is so wrong.  I like the fact that I do things in very minimal, unconventional ways and that I can carefully craft records on laptops – and blown speakers!”

“At the end of the day it’s not so much the editing style that matters, it’s more about having a real cool, concrete idea.  Even if it’s a whole line of bits and crazy parts, it still has to stick with you and have… almost like a phrase.”

“It’s usually about how I’m feeling at the time… I’ll never abandon what I’ve done before but I want to keep growing.  I’m always creating new synth sounds and samples when I work, which often take me off in a certain direction, but it’s always about who I am.”

“I never stuck to a certain formula, either.  Just always looking for that new sound and that energy when you’re with someone in the room and an idea comes up that would have never come from an individual.”

“I don’t care about having money.  It’s about being happy, man.”

“It’s hard to explain, but I try to be less and do more.”

“I used to hide my face with my hair all the time.  That’s why I have long hair.  I shaved the side of my head as a kind of a way to get over that.  I was like, ‘F*ck it, now I can’t hide my face!  I’m not here to be pretty.  I’m here to make music.’  But I won’t lie: that’s why I don’t like to be in the spotlight and in the press.  I don’t like to see myself.”

“I like doing things in a very minimal, unconventional way as a personal way of saying, ‘Look, I made a career out of carefully and craftfully – though unconventionally – making records on laptops and blown speakers.'”

“I don’t think I’ll be remembered in a big Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin way.  I think I’ll be remembered in this way: by the people who were there, who can’t capture or explain it.  I’m not trying to brag or anything.  It’s not about me.  It’s about facilitating a good time for everyone.”

“I don’t do this because it’s my job.  I do this because I love to make music.”

“It is about innocence and fun.  I do try to achieve that.”

“I’m transparent, man.  What you see is what you get: I love music.  I love hanging out with other people.  I feel good when I make someone else happy.  I want that energy in the room.  You know, no one can be alone.  That’s why I DJ.”

“So that’s the measure of my success, if everyone is singing along and having a good time, that’s dope.  The record sales are trivial.”

“I mean, it’s surreal when you step back and see everything going on.  But when I’m in the moment, I don’t realize it.”

“One day, when the buzz and excitement isn’t happening, I want someone to reflect with.  I’d like to have maybe two kids and adopt one.  I don’t know.  I’m with a machete in the forest right now.  But when I get to where I’m going, then I’ll have a family.  And I’ll stop smoking cigarettes.  And I’ll start going to the gym and get ripped.”

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