Skrillex performs a secret house set at Burning Man
Despite numerous people claiming the contrary, Burning Man continues to break away from the status quo with its unique community and tenets of “radical self-expression.” On the musical side, the festival is known as a breeding ground for creativity and trying out different sounds in live performances. Adding to a list of musicians fitting this idea, such as Above & Beyond with their ambient yoga set last year, is Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex.
Following rumors claiming him and his Jack Ü counterpart Diplo got booed off stage for playing “Turn Down For What,” the experimental bass producer and owner of OWSLA decided to take a more underground route for his secret set this year at Robot Heart, delivering all house music.
Fan-shot videos show the OWSLA boss playing a variety of house sounds in his Robot Heart performance, from tribal, to tech, to disco. The videos also show a far more receptive crowd than the one reported the year prior upon hearing “Turn Down For What.” Watch for yourself below: