1. That Haircut
After bomb track "Nice Sprites and Scary Monsters," the most memorable aspect of Skrillex's ascent has been his signature coiffure – basically, buzzed off on one side with a long emo flip opposite (possibly with some sort of grid or message or tattoo adorning the shaved side). Like all enduring cultural phenomena, the Skrill cut has been roundly mocked (see the Tumblr goofs "Girls That Look Like Skrillex" and "Lesbians Who Look Like Skrillex") and widely copied (see Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Cassie, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, plus various models/actresses/international It Girls). Electric Valentine (feat. Kids on Drugs) recorded a bass-squelchy dubstep track titled "Girl, You Got Skrillex Hair," and when the infamous 'do caught fire at his 25th birthday party, TMZ deemed it worthy of coverage. Feminist snark site Jezebel despairingly opined in 2012: "It seems like it's shaping up to be the hairdo of the summer despite the fact that it is totally ugly and it leaves people looking like they're recovering from a brain tumor." You were on the wrong side of this war, y'all.