10. He made "dubstep" not a dirty word
By the late 2000s, "dubstep" had become a term that denoted bowel-loosening beats, grim bros in hoodies, low-ceilinged clubs, clouds of weed smoke, and zilch commercial appeal. But Skrillex gave it new (mainstream) life. Post-Skrill, if acne-shy teens wanted to prove they weren't musical noobs, they simply whispered conspiratorially: "Bass."