Howard Stern asks the poignant question posed by many unfamiliar to the scene about why isn't dance music taken seriously. Skrillex responds, noting that it, like any musical genre that is new, becomes criticized and thus people don't understand it. Howard Stern still has a difficult time wrapping his head around the lack of a band and Skrillex notes that The Ramones were considered musically illiterate when they started and were heavily criticized for that.
He defends deadmau5's sarcasm, and when asked about his current dating life, says he is too busy to try and make a relationship work, which is why it didn't work out with Ellie Goulding. The interview has been uploaded to Howard Stern's soundcloud page, but you can also read a full transcription of the show from Dancing Astronaut. On EDM being taken less seriously: There hasn't been a genre or platform in music in a long time that's been so criticized.
Because it's new and people don't understand it, it makes people look old when they criticize it. The thing about electronic music, as far as the culture goes and the way the kids connect with the music, it's a lot like a Phish show or Grateful Dead show; we're constantly producing and making new stuff every single day on the road, and they want to hear all the new records.
It's almost like what a radio DJ does. I don't think she makes a million dollars a night, I think that's just a rumor. The Ramones knew four chords, they were considered illiterate musicians. His attitude is very specific. He talks shit about everybody. He was posting about me when I was first releasing music and helped a lot, released one of my first EPs on his label.
He talks crap about everybody. You can't take him that seriously or personally. I don't know what his intentions are, or why he is the way he is. I never felt the need to be competitive with him. There were times when we got to spend time. When we met she was off cycle, writing, hanging out, she'd come on tour with me, it was a lot easier.
As soon as she got really busy it was impossible. There's so many things changing and expanding, so many projects right now, I'm so focused on making music.