15 Ways Skrillex Changed the World

How our cover star dropped in and rumbled culture
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That incandescent, pistol-spark moment in an artist's career when he or she actually steers the culture is rare, and usually fleeting. For Skrillex – the tiny, fidgety embodiment of America's electronic dance music upheaval – it's lasted longer than anyone could've predicted. As we get amped for his Rolling Stone cover and another mega-rave season, officially starting with Miami's Ultra Music Festival at the end of this month, the reign of Prince Skrillie as enigmatic, generation-defining Pied Piper continues (though a lawsuit brought against the DJ/producer by a fan over a recent stage-diving incident could be a sign that he's now viewed as more of a moneybags pop star). Before Skrills goes the way of your Fatboys and Firestarters, let's reflect on all the ways the floppy-haired imp has reshaped pop culture. By Charles Aaron

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