Sonny John Moore (born January 15, 1988), better known
by his stage name Skrillex, is an American electronic music producer and singer-songwriter. Raised in Northeast Los Angeles and in Northern California, Moore joined the American post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band ("Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count" in 2004, and "Heroine" in 2006), before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and The Rocket Summer, and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press annual 100 Bands You Need to Know issue.

After releasing the "Gypsyhook" EP in 2009, Moore was scheduled to record his debut studio album, Bells, with producer Noah Shain. However, he ceased production of the album, and began performing under the name Skrillex. After releasing the "My Name is Skrillex" EP for free download on his official MySpace page, he released the "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" EP in late 2010 and "More Monsters and Sprites" EP in mid 2011. Both have since become a moderate commercial success. On November 30, 2011, he was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 54th Grammy Awards, including "Best New Artist" and won three; "Best Dance / Electronica Album", "Best Dance Recording" and "Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical". On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for their Sound of 2012 poll. On December 12, 2011, he was named MTV's"EDM Artist of the Year", ranking him in front of other successful acts, such as David Guetta and deadmau5.