During last night’s huge performance in Brooklyn, Skrillex ignited the nostalgia machine.
In one of the concert’s many dreamlike moments, the electronic music virtuoso turned the clock back to 2011, when he released his groundbreaking remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema”. With its mighty bass and vocals prompting fans to scream to the top of their lungs, the song has become a generational anthem for dubstep fans.
However, what made the moment so surreal was not the record itself, but who played it. Skrillex brought out Benassi himself to drop the song live to a wild audience, and took a moment to thank the Italian dance music icon.
“This man changed my life with this song,” Skrillex gushed.
Skrillex also played a plethora of unreleased music, mixing songs from a number of young, up-and-coming producers. The old “Skrillex played my number” rigama roll was back in full force within the confines of EDM Twitter, which was rife with the clips that inspired FOMO.
He flushed music from ISOxo, Eliminate, QUIX, Ace Aura, Leotrix and more. Below you can watch some clips.