Recess (Album) Edit

"Recess" is the debut studio album by American electronic music producer Skrillex, released on March 14, 2014 by OWSLA, Big Beat Records, and Atlantic Records. It was recorded between 2013 and 2014 whilst Skrillex was touring around the world.

"Recess" received mixed reviews from music critics. It charted in multiple countries worldwide and became his highest charting release in the United States and the United Kingdom. Rolling Stone later ranked it at number 22 on their 50 Best Albums of 2014 list.

Marketing Edit

On March 7, 2014, Skrillex took part in an "Ask Me Anything" post on the online forum Reddit. To coincide with this question-and-answer session, his website was changed to redirect to a page featuring a talking alien face, based on the Apple emoji. The face played short samples from album tracks when you clicked it. He released a mobile app, "Alien Ride", on the same day, which features an arcade-style objective where the spaceship has to destroy asteroids. The app displayed a countdown.

Users from r/skrillex were able to access the server that hosted the app and found that the app countdown would lead to "Recess" being available to stream, leading to the album being leaked early. When the countdown reached zero, each track was unlocked and able to stream in 30 minute intervals.

Tracklist Edit

# Title Length Writer Producer
01 All is Fair In Love and Brostep

(feat. Ragga Twins)

4:09 Sonny Moore

Trevor Destouche

David Destouche

02 Recess(feat. Kill the Noise, Fatman Scoop, & Michael Angelakos) 3:58 Moore

Jacob Stanczak

Isaac Freeman

Michael Angelakos


Kill the Noise

03 Stranger

(feat. KillaGraham & Sam Dew)

4:50 Moore

Justin Parker

Sam Dew

Graham Muvon



04 Try It Out (Neon Mix)(with Alvin Risk) 3:49 Moore

Marcio Alvarado


Alvin Risk

05 Coast is Clear

(feat. Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment)

4:03 Moore

Chancelor Bennett

Peter Wilkins

Nico Segal

Christopher Wallace

Ronald Isley

Ernie Isley

Chris Jasper


Chance the Rapper

The Social Experiment

06 Dirty Vibe(feat. Diplo, CL, & G-Dragon) 3:27 Moore

Thomas Pentz

Ji-Yong Kwon

Ted Hong Jun Park

Robin Cho



07 Ragga Bomb(feat. Ragga Twins) 4:19 Moore

T. Destouche

D. Destouche

08 Doompy Poomp 3:25 Moore Skrillex
09 Fuck That 3:50 Moore Skrillex
10 Ease My Mind

(feat. Niki and The Dove)

5:02 Moore

Malin Dahlström

11 Fire Away

(feat. Kid Harpoon)

5:43 Moore

Tom Hull