Skrillex, the renowned American music producer, has released his second solo studio album, Quest for Fire. The album, which features a number of high-profile guests, including Missy Elliott and French producer Mr. Oizo, was released on February 16th.
One of the songs from the album, “Ratata,” features contributions from Mr. Oizo and Missy Elliott. The song, which is the second track on the album, showcases the distinct styles of each of the featured artists.
Quest for Fire is Skrillex’s first full-length release since his 2014 album, Recess. The record features several previously released singles, including “Butterflies” (featuring Starrah and Four Tet), “Too Bizarre” (featuring Swae Lee and Siiickbrain), “Supersonic (My Existence)” (featuring Noisia, Josh Pan, and 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady), “Rumble” (featuring Fred Again.. and Flowdan), “Leave Me Like This” (featuring Bobby Raps), and “Xena” (featuring Nai Barghouti).
Earlier this year, Skrillex shared three singles, “Way Back” (with PinkPantheress and Trippie Redd), “Real Spring” (with Bladee), and “Don’t Get Too Close” (with Bibi Bourelly), but these tracks are not included on Quest for Fire.
Skrillex, whose real name is Sonny John Moore, first gained traction as the lead vocalist of the band From First to Last.
He later became one of the most prominent figures in electronic dance music and has collaborated with many high-profile artists, including Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Beyoncé. With the release of Quest for Fire, Skrillex once again proves his creative prowess and ability to draw in top talent to create memorable music.
Skrillex, born Sonny John Moore, is a Grammy Award-winning American DJ, producer, and musician. Known for his contributions to the progress of dubstep, he has been a major figure in electronic music since the early 2010s.
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Skrillex first gained recognition as the lead singer of the band From First to Last, which released several albums in the 2000s. He left the band in 2007 to have a solo career, releasing his debut EP, “My Name is Skrillex,” in 2010.
The EP was a huge success, with its blend of dubstep, electro house, and glitch-hop, and it helped to establish Skrillex as one of the most exciting new producers in electronic music. He followed it up with a string of successful releases, including the EP “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” which won two Grammy Awards in 2012.
Since then, Skrillex has become one of the most sought-after producers and collaborators in the industry, working with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Justin Bieber, Diplo, A$AP Rocky, and Beyoncé.
Aside from his work as a producer and DJ, Skrillex has also been involved in a number of other projects. He has appeared in several films, including “Spring Breakers” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” and has even composed music for video games, including “Kingdom Hearts III” and “Watch Dogs.”
Skrillex’s most recent album, “Quest for Fire,” was released in 2022, and features a range of high-profile guests, including Missy Elliott and French producer Mr. Oizo. The album has been well-received by fans and critics alike, with its blend of dubstep, trap, and hip-hop showcasing Skrillex’s versatility as a producer.
Despite his success, Skrillex remains grounded and committed to his craft. In a recent interview with Forbes, he highligheted the significance of staying true to oneself and focusing on the music, rather than getting caught up in the trappings of fame.
“I think it’s about staying true to what you believe in,” he said. “If you really care about what you’re making and you’re passionate about it, I think that’s what shines through. You can’t fake that.”
Missy Elliott is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Known for her unique and innovative sound, Elliott has bagged numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.
Elliott dropped her first solo album, Supa Dupa Fly, in 1997, which was a critical and commercial success. The album featured hit singles such as “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Sock It 2 Me,” and “Beep Me 911,” and solidified Elliott’s place as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Throughout her career, Elliott has continued to push boundaries and break down barriers. She has been a headway for women in hip-hop, and her unique style and music have influenced countless artists in the industry.
Elliott has also been recognized for her philanthropic work, including her support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. In 2019, she earned the title as the first female rapper to be admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Over the years, Elliott has continued to release music that has resonated with fans and critics alike. In 2015, she released “WTF (Where They From),” her first single in seven years, featuring Pharrell Williams. The song had a critical and commercial success, and showcased Elliott’s continued relevance in the music industry.
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Mr. Oizo, also known as Quentin Dupieux, is a French electronic musician, film director, and producer. He first gained notoriety in the late 1990s with his hit single “Flat Beat,” which became a chart-topping success across Europe.
After the success of “Flat Beat,” Mr. Oizo went on to release several more albums and EPs, including “M-Seq,” “Stade 2,” and “Lamb’s Anger.” He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Justice, Boys Noize, and SebastiAn.
In addition to his music career, Dupieux is also a successful film director and producer. He has directed several feature-length films, including “Rubber,” “Wrong,” and “Reality.” His films often feature surreal and absurdist elements, and are known for their unconventional storytelling and visual style.
In 2021, Mr. Oizo teamed up with Skrillex to collaborate on the song “Ratata,” which appears on Skrillex’s latest album, “Quest for Fire.” The song features a blend of Mr. Oizo’s signature electronic sound with Skrillex’s dynamic production style, as well as a guest verse from Missy Elliott.
Mr. Oizo’s contributions to “Quest for Fire” are just the most recent in a long line of successful collaborations and artistic achievements for the French musician and filmmaker. With his unique blend of electronic music and surreal filmmaking, he has established himself as a major force in both the music and film industries.
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