WHY THE KORN/SKRILLEX NUDUBSTEP COLLAB? THIS…
“It smells like B.O. and shame…”
As is par for the course these days, Korn has received a shit-ton of grief for their recent collaboration with dubstep producer (and former lead singer of screamo act from First To Last) Skrillex, AKA Sonny Moore, for the song “Get Up.”
Regardless of what you all think of Korn circa 2011, video footage from this past weekend’s Coachella Festival (Korn is introduced at the 1:05 mark) appears to be evidence they’ve accomplished exactly what it is they set out to do – latch onto a new, somewhat hip musical trend; lure even more new listeners into their world; and hopefully, remind their former fans that they still exist.
You know, a blatant money grab.
I say, more power to ’em.
Corey Mitchell is a best-selling author of several true crime books. I plan on listening to the new Explosions in the Sky extensively while working on my next one.