Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
January 11, 2012 by staff
Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites is the second EP by American electronic music producer Skrillex. It was released exclusively through Beatport on October 22, 2010 through mau5trap and Big Beat Records, while being released on December 20 for digital download via other online retailers and on March 1, 2011 as a physical release. Recorded in 2010 at his apartment using a laptop, the EP is prominently a dubstep record while also using elements of electro house and progressive house. “Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain” and “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” use a sound clip of Rachael Nedrow (also known as “speedstackinggirl”) shouting “Yes, oh my God!” The EP features guest contributions from Penny, Foreign Beggars and Bare Noize while also featuring remixes done by Noisia, Zedd and Bare Noize.
The EP has since become a moderate commercial success, reaching number 51 on the Billboard 200, while also topping the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and reaching number 28 in Australia. As of November 2011, the EP was certified Gold in Canada with sales exceeding 40,000 copies. The EP’s lead single, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, was a moderate commercial success internationally, peaking within the charts of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Sweden. It has since been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales exceeding 500,000. It was also certified Gold in Canada, with sales exceeding 5,000 copies. On November 30, 2011, it was announced that the EP was nominated at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album. A follow-up EP, More Monsters and Sprites, contains several remixes of the title track done by Dirtyphonics, Phonat, The Juggernaut and Kaskade.
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