Skrillex reveals he's inspired by SA township kids

2015-11-13 11:06
 ~ AFP

Johannesburg - Ekasi kids, take a bow! You've managed to inspire arguably one of the world's biggest musical artists.

Skrillex is known around the world as one of the finest Electro music acts, but if you were wondering where the US star gets his musical ideas from, look no further than the streets of Alex, Umlazi, Khayelitsha and Soweto.

Talking to the prestigious New York Times recently, Skrillex reveals that his experiences in a South African township (while on tour here) has shaped the way he looks at music.

"I was in South Africa and went to this township, and the kids there had really cheap smartphones, and they could still build a window into another world, then adapt that to their culture," Skrillex says.

"Some kids had DJ gear in a little shack, and they were making this hack between house and African, like African house. Kids! Like, 8 years old. That’s where I’m getting ideas," he adds.

Well, Skrillex, then you might like our friends, Black Motion. Maybe you should come over and y'all can jam together?

-The Juice

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