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In 2011 Skrillex launched his own imprint. Here’s how it became one of the world’s biggest independent dance labels

  • Sean Griffiths
  • 14 September 2016
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Hundred Waters 'The Moon Rang Like A Bell' LP

"My manager Tim discovered this incredible group of humans in Gainesville, Florida who had recently formed a band called Hundred Waters. I think it was an interesting signing for us at the time, because it was so musically different from everything we had put out up to that point. But from the first time we heard them and saw them play live, we instantly believed in them not only as musicians but as people. To this day, they are some of the most special people we’ve had a chance to work with. To me, they are leaders in their community and some of the most forward-thinking artists in today’s band scene."

What So Not 'Jaguar'

"What So Not has been a huge influence in the turning point of dance music and future bass music. if it wasn’t for What So Not, you wouldn’t hear a lot of the stuff we hear today. What So Not was one of the first artists to introduce a more melodic side to bass music with these huge powerful hooks, and ‘Jaguar’ was an iconic manifestation of that movement."

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