40 Best Things We Saw at Lollapalooza 2014

Chicago turns up with Eminem, Outkast, Skrillex and some heavily costumed fans

Best Evolution of EDM: Skrillex

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Alex Reside

Passing Perry's stage on Saturday the strains of Lil Jon's "Get Low" were heard not once, not twice, but thrice during different sets. While the crunk era is certainly enjoying a resurgence these days, it's a pointed reminder that when it comes down to it, a lot of DJ acts are a few bass drops are shy of your average wedding DJ — hell-bent on crowd pleasing with the most familiar comforts. Skrillex, as evidenced by his Sunday headline set, uses his audiences trust to nudge them beyond all that is familiar in his set (namely his own music, his remixes of others') towards lesser knowns acts he is bringing up on his own label (David Heartbreak, a recent Trollphace remix) and atomizing dancehall, pushing it all further away from genre convention.

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