night Life

Skrillex

Ear Candy Destruction

Dated

Wed, Jan 8

Skrillex / No other dance music genre has made its presence felt in the Islands more than dubstep. If dubstep is indeed the new punk rock of today’s generation, Skrillex is its reigning king.

If ear candy destruction of the most enjoyable kind is what you crave, allow Skrillex to take you to where minds are blown and faces melt.

Classify this one as another prime time DJ booking for the Aloha State when Skrillez joins Christopher Lawrence, Harvard Bass, Felix Cartal and DJ Echo and over 15 of Honolulu’s own at Winter Wonderland.

The L.A. phenom, who is signed to DeadMau5’s mau5trap Recordings, cranked the hardest in 2010 when his Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP produced eight of the top 10 most downloaded tracks on the planet in the heralded Beatport Top 10.

With official remixes for Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and La Roux, the 22-year-old’s (he turns 23 next Saturday) production powers have already seeped into the mainstream with overwhelming results.

All hail to the king. Kapolei bound it is.

Wet N Wild Waterpark, 400 Farrington Hwy., Sat., 1/8, 9am-4am,$30-$50, [wetnwildhawaii.com], Butigroove, Hungry Ear, Prototype stores, 18+.