Skrillex is for the kids.
Sonny Moore’s origin story as an adopted child living in Los Angeles takes a significant turn when he finds music to be his creative outlet. Smash cut to fronting From First to Last and then fast forward a decade and change to 2019, where Moore has become one of the most esteemed producers in the game. Music brought the once confused orphan punk to where he is today, so its a heartwarming full-circle moment to see Skrillex’s new music production school open for the children of Langa, South Africa this week.
The school is a co-venture with Bridges For Music, which Skrillex and OWSLA have been partnered with since 2012. Across 2013 – 2014, the OWSLA crew hosted meet and greet giveaways to fans in benefit of the school’s construction. Then, in 2015, on Skrillex’s Full Flex Express outing, the tour donated equipment to Bridges For Music along with a portion of the ticket sales from each show to fund the new educational center.
Now, seven years after Skrillex and the philanthropy group joined forces, Bridges For Music’s new music production school is open in Langa, now promising to help emanate a new generation of music out of Africa.
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