Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) is one of the biggest names in electronic music, but despite stadium-filling shows and six Grammy Awards, Recess is the EDM superstar's first official full-length. The album shows he's progressed since bursting onto the scene four years ago, but it's definitely not going to change the minds of those who think he's ruining dance music.
Moore takes on the haters from the get-go on All Is Fair In Love And Brostep, an unapologetically aggressive banger that embodies the derisive genre term referenced in the title. But after a few tracks of instant-gratification, big-room sounds, he shakes up the formula with some unexpected rhythmic twists, surprisingly subtle melodies and playful, experimental detours. His target market is still obviously teenagers who've just discovered dance music, but if he is this generation's Chemical Brothers or the Prodigy, things could be a lot worse.
Top track: Coast Is Clear (feat. Chance The Rapper)
Skrillex plays Echo Beach May 30 and 31.