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Sonny Moore aka Skrillex is a record producer, DJ, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Los Angeles who has won 8 Grammy Awards, been named MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year, and holds the record for most Grammys won by an electronic artist. He’s headlined arenas and festivals globally and graced the covers of magazine heavyweights like Rolling Stone and Wired. His recent travels have led to him collaborating with some of the most forward-thinking and avante garde voices in music such as Fred again.., Four Tet, Bladee, Yung Lean, Missy Elliot, Kid Cudi, Chief Keef, & countless others.

In February of 2023, Skrillex, Fred again.., & Four Tet decided to do a week long New York City takeover leading up to the release of Skrillex’s highly anticipated sophomore album Quest For Fire. The trio played a series of surprise pop up raves across the city where tickets and location weren’t announced until the day of show. Their first pop up took place on Valentine’s Day at Good Room followed by a larger party two days later at Le Poisson Rouge where Skrillex would release Quest For Fire while performing. The trio then played a massive live set in the middle of Times Square for The Lot Radio broadcasted from a school bus turned sound system the following day. Skrillex would wrap up this historical week by announcing an additional surprise pop-up, this time taking place inside New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden with tickets selling out within minutes of the announcement.

The event played out as a 5-hour long rave with Skrillex, Fred again.., and Four Tet DJing from the moment doors opened until close. Skrillex shocked fans by dropping an additional surprise album, Don’t Get Too Close, in the middle of his performance and bootleg CD copies of the project were given out to attendees at the end of the night. This monumental week of performances and releases was referred to as a “masterclass of album rollout” by Billboard magazine and marked the beginning of a new era in Skrillex’s prolific career.