Surprise! Skrillex drops two new songs

Surprise! We have some new Skrillex tunes to jumpstart the weekend.

On Friday (July 19), the musician surprised fans by releasing not one, but two new tracks. Titled “Mumbai Power” (featuring Beam) and “Fuji Opener” (featuring Alvin Risk), both tracks are featured on the DJ’s surprise new EP, Show Tracks

Listen to “Mumbai Power (feat. Beam)” above while “Fuji Opener (feat. Alvin Risk)” can be found here.

For fans who have attended any of Skrillex’s recent shows, the songs may sound a little familiar. The DJ has been incorporating the new songs into his setlist during some gigs. These two new tracks are the first pair of new tunes from the producer in quite some time.

While it’s been a while since Skrillex has released any new songs, it doesn’t mean he has not been busy. Earlier this year, he joined forces with Boys Noize and their supergroup, Dog Blood, to release “Turn Off the Lights.”

He also remixed “Due West” from Kelsey Lu’s album Blood, produced Lykke Li’s “Two Nights” Pt. 2 with Ty Dolla Sign, and even had time to create the theme song for the highly-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III with Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada.

No wonder we haven’t gotten any new music from him (or From First to Last).

Listen: From First to Last drop new song featuring Skrillex

Surprise! There’s a brand new From First to Last song on the loose. On Tuesday (July 24), the band surprised their loyal fan base by unleashing a new jam titled “Surrender.” In maybe an even bigger surprise twist, the new song featured not-former vocalist Sonny Moore (Skrillex).

The new song’s release comes mere hours after the band —and Moore— began to tease the internet about it. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the DJ wrote: “I don’t want to make a big deal about it, but I made a new song with my old band [From First to Last] and we decided to give it away for free in a few hours.”

Listen to “Surrender” above.

In addition to the song’s surprise debut, the band also revealed that tune is available as a free download on their website.

“Surrender” is the follow-up to “Make War” which was released back in January of 2017. For those who follow the band on Instagram, “Surrender” may sound a little familiar. From First to Last debuted the track during Emo Nite Los Angeles back in December of 2017 where Moore actually was on hand to perform with the rest of the group.

Moore officially “un-left” the group in 2017. During a pre-Grammys interview in February of 2017, the musician gave Alternative Press a coy response by telling the publication “[I] left the band, but I would say I’m not left anymore.”

Moore is not the only former From First to Last member to have returned to the lineup. Original drummer Derek Bloom and longtime bassist Matt Manning also returned to the fold.

From First to Last confirms return of Sonny Moore

For the past couple of months, fans of From First to Last have been debating whether or not vocalist Sonny Moore had officially returned to the outfit following a decade since his departure. Last summer Moore who we all know better as Skrillex, ignited the rumor fire when he played a snippet of a new song that sounded very From First to Last-ish on his Beats 1 radio show. Then, in January, the group and the DJ released a joint song titled “Make War.”

A few days after the song’s debut, which happened on Moore’s 29th birthday, the group performed the new song live for the first time during Los Angeles’ popular Emo Night LA event. That night, the group surprised the group by bringing out Moore for a several songs. On Tuesday (Feb. 28), the group may not officially confirmed the DJ’s return, but it might as well be. All From First to Last’s social media profiles now sport a brand new image of the band which features Moore front and center. In addition to the new photo, the band’s biography section has been updated to now to include Moore’s handle. Alongside the new image, the group posted a simple caption which reads “2017 Vibes <3,” on Instagram.

It’s not like there hasn’t been much teasing for the From First to Last or even Moore. During a pre-Grammys interview in early February, Moore spoke to Alternative Press where he gave a coy response to their question about being back in the band. “I left the band, but I would say I’m not left anymore.”

Moore’s return to the group comes almost a decade after he exited the lineup; in 2007, he decided to leave the band due to a vocal cord injury. His last show with From First to Last took place in October of 2006 in Orlando. Moore is mostly remembered for contributing vocals to the group’s two biggest albums, 2004’s Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and 2006’s Heroine. In 2009, Moore made his debut in the EDM world with his first solo album, Gypsyhook. Then, in 2010, he re-emerged as Skrillex and released My Name is Skrillex.

As for From First to Last, after Moore’s exit, the band released a total of three other albums; 2008’s self-titled, 2010’s Thorne to the Wolves, and Dead Trees. A couple of months after the release of Thorne to the Wolves, vocalist/guitarist Matt Good announced the band would be going on hiatus so everyone in the group could pursue other endeavors.

Three years after the announcement, Good, drummer Derek Bloom, bassist Matt Manning, and guitarist Travis Richter reunited to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new record which would go on to become Dead Trees.

Free Pre-Super Bowl Concerts Announced

Football’s biggest night is quickly upon us and in anticipation of the night which will find the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos go head-to-head, several free concerts have been announced. On Monday (Feb. 1), Go90, Verizon’s free social entertainment app, announced several pre-Super Bowl concerts. Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, and Skrillex will perform at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The artists will perform separately on the Thursday (Feb. 4), Friday (Feb. 5), and Saturday (Feb. 6) before Super Bowl 50.

Tickets for the shows are free, so they will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the shows will be available on Go90’s website here. For fans of country star Hayes, his free tickets will be available today. For those who are interested in attending Fall Out Boy’s set, those tickets will become available Tuesday, Feb. 2. For those who want to see Skrillex DJ, tickets to his show will become available on Wednesday, Feb. 3. For those who unfortunately miss out on the ticket raffle, or are not able to attend, the shows will be streamed online.

Fall Out Boy, Hayes, and Skrillex already join a musically packed week. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alicia Keys, and Metallica have already been confirmed to appear at pre-Super Bowl events. We also can’t forget the band who will be performing during the iconic halftime slot: Coldplay. In addition to Coldplay, it was confirmed last week that Beyoncé will make an appearance alongside the United Kingdom-based band. If we’re right, it means that Coldplay’s performance will include their recent single, “Hymn for the Weekend” which features the pop star.

Super Bowl 50 will take place this Sunday, Feb. 7, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Fourth Annual Governors Ball Schedule Released


Houston, we have major problems and it looks like whoever the people were who planned the schedule for this year’s Governors Ball is to blame. 

The Governors Ball, which already revealed it’s long list of high-profiled artists including Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Skirllex, Foster the People, Discloure and many more have just unveiled its schedule and there may be a lot of conflicting acts that the audience would like to see.
Outkast and Damon Albarn will be closing out the night so that is probably the big issue on the first day. Honorable mentions include TV on the Radio or Grimes; Neko Case or La Roux; and Julian Casablancas or Jenny Lewis.
Saturday, the issues continue with audience member needing to pick between Jack White and Skrillex. (we’re bias, we’d go with Jack White especially since he follows The Strokes; their first festival show in three years and they never go out on tour or anything). Sadly, The Strokes will be  up against Childish Gambino. Honorable mentions for Saturday include Spoon or Sleigh Bells; Disclousre or Broken Bells; and Defheaven of Tanlines. 
As for Sunday, there doesn’t seem to be any big conflicts except for Tyler, the Creator playing against AlunaGeorge and Banks playing opposite Wild Belle. No big since you will be able to see Vampire Weekend close out the entire weekend-long fest.
The schedule is currently not up until Friday on the official website for the festival, but you can go ahead and find over at the festival’s mobile app or Clashfinder

The Governors Ball is set to take place during the weened of June 6-8 at randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets are still available if you feel like taking a spontaneou trip to NYC and go to a festival.

Just in case you forgot who was playing when.

Bonnaroo Reveal 2014 Schedule


It’s that time again; more schedule unveilings from upcoming Summer festivals.

Today, the people behind Bonnaroo have unveiled the full schedule for the festival that is slated to take place this June in Manchester, TN. Kanye West, Elton John, Skrillex, Jack White, and Frank Ocean have been revealed as headliners for this year’s edition of the yearly festival as well as Vampire Weekend, Mastodon, Phoenix and many more.

For those of you who are wondering whatever happened to that feud between West and the people behind the festival, it turns out that his popularity might have led to their decision to put the “squid brain” comment to rest.

Organizers also revealed that Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne got to choose two unknown bands to not only perform at the large music event, but they will also get paid to do so. Can you say fairy godfather?

Sadly, like with many music festivals, there are some overlapping acts which means you will need to plan your schedule according to get the best out of all the acts taking the stage. Or, you can be like those people who stay glued to one stage the entire day waiting for just one artist; we don’t judge here.

Check out the full schedule here and don’t forget, Bonnaroo takes place at the Great Stage Park in Manchester during the weekend of June 12 to June 15.

Austin City Limits 2014 Line-up Revealed


Outkast can now add another music festival to their schedule, The Austin City Limits Music Festival which is set to take place in October. 

The line-up for the yearly festival which will be celebrating its 13th was unveiled earlier today with headliners Outkast, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris.

Organizers also announced the diverse list of performers that will also be making up the bill such as Lana Del Rey, Foster The People, The Replacements, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Spoon, The Head and the Heart, Belle & Sebastian, Lorde (only performing on weekend two), Zedd, CHVRCHES, Juanes, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop, Paolo Nutini, Sam Smith, KONGOS, Temples, Ana Tijoux, Hozier, MØ, Zoé, Interpol, AFI, CHVRCHES and the Gaslight Anthem.

The full list of artists to make up the bill can be seen below on the festival’s official flyer below. 


The 13th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to take place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for two weekends; Oct. 3-5 for weekend one and Oct. 10-12 for weekend two. 

For those interested in going, three-passes go on sale beginning today at 10 a.m. central time on the festival’s official website.  

Lollapalooza Officially Announces 2014 Acts


Lollapalooza has finally come out and announced all the acts that will performing at the annual festival. Last week, a source had confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and the Arctic Monkeys would be headlining.

Today, the festival confirmed the previously announced acts will in fact be headlining the weekend alongside Lorde, Calvin Harris and OutKast who can add this show to their long list of festival performances.

The rest of the 130-acts who will be taking the stage during the weekend long festival include: Nas, Lykke Li, Spoon, Interpol, Chance the Rapper, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Jenny Lewis, Darkside, Chromeo, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Ratking, the 1975, Phantogram, Duke Dumont, Rich Homie Quan, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Flosstradamus, the So So Glos, Jagwar Ma, the Head and the Heart, Kate Nash, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Portugal. the Man, Childish Gambino, and many more.

The festival is set to return to its usual spot of Grant Park in Chicago during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Sadly, for those individuals who would like to attend all three days of the festival, the three-day passes have already sold out for general admission.

Individual day tickets, though, are set to go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Central, but if you are still interested in getting three-day passes, VIP and Platinum ones are still available.


Skrillex Releases Surprise Album on New App


When Skrillex announced that he would be hitting the tour circuit beginning this Spring, some fans should have caught on that there was something else coming this way because the EDM staple had not released anything in sometime.

Looks like the DJ fixed that by pulling a Beyoncé and releasing a full album without anyone’s knowledge. This news comes just a day after releasing his “Mothership Tour” dates and a several since the mysterious “Alien Ride” app was released for both Apple and Android.

Starting Monday night, every 30 minutes, the 11 hidden objects began unlock, revealing the songs that would go on to make up his previously unannounced album, Recess. Though now all the tracks have been revealed, Recess will official become available for purchase on March 18 through  OWSLA/BigBeat/Atlantic Records.

The full album is currently available for pre-order for those that wish to, while the full album is currently being streamed over at iTunes Radio for a week or you can just listen to the tracks straight from Soundcloud below. The full track list can also be found with the actual audio from the album.


1.    All Is Fair In Love And Brostep with Ragga Twins
2.    Recess with Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos
3.    Stranger with KillaGraham from Milo and Otis and Sam Dew
4.    Try It Out (Neon Mix) with Alvin Risk
5.    Coast Is Clear with Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment
6.    Dirty Vibe with Diplo, G-Dragon from Big Bang and CL from 2NE1
7.    Ragga Bomb with Ragga Twins
8.    Doompy Poomp
9.    Fuck That (“F That” for amended)
10.  Ease My Mind with Niki & The Dove
11.  Fire Away with Kid Harpoon

Skrillex Announces North American Tour Dates


We haven’t heard much  from Skrillex for a while now and it’s a little but of a surprise for someone who was huge in the electronic dance music scene for such an extended period of time.

Today, word dropped that the former From First to Last frontman and EDM staple will be heading out on a tour. Skrillex will be bringing his massive show as well as that iconic mothership of his, to arena all over the country as part of his Summer tour.

His tour is slated to start at this week’s South By Southwest which will then segue to his scheduled appearances at Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella eventually leading to his headlining tour which will kick off in Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre on May 23rd.

The tour will then continue on through North America, eventually wrapping up with two June performances at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a July set in Portland, Maine.

What So Not and Milo & Otis will join the DJ on all tour dates while Dillon Francis and DJ Snake will take turns alternating as openers. Also revealed is that during the Denver date, the line-up will be expanded, but who will be joining him on the stage is still unknown.

Coincidentally, this announcement comes a few days after the producer launched a tour app for both Apple and Droid which contains a folder with 11 hidden objects and a countdown ending Monday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. EST. For those looking for the app, it’s titled, “Alien Ride.” Tour dates can be seen below.


3/13-3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/26-3/28 – Miami, FL- Winter Music Conference
3/30 – Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival (As Jack U)
4/12- Indio, CA – Coachella
4/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella
5/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre*
5/24 – Kansas City, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater*
5/26 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Waterfront Park*
5/27 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
5/28 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple*
5/30 – Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach*
5/31 – Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach #
6/2 – Rochester, NY – CMAC Performing Arts Center #
6/3 – Albany, NY – The Washington Avenue Armory #
6/4 – Gilford, NH –  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook #
6/7 – New York, NY Governor’s Ball
6/8 – Baltimore, MD – Pimlico Race Course*
6/9 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island*
6/13-6/14 Manchester, TN- Bonnaroo
6/17 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena*
6/18 – Omaha, NE – Mid America Center*
6/20 – Denver, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
6/21 – Denver, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
7/30 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center

* with Dillon Francis, What So Not, Milo & Otis

# with DJ Snake, What So Not, Milo & Otis