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Skrillex delivers inspiring end of the year speech

Skrillex delivers inspiring end of the year speech

In the spirit of the holidays, and perhaps inspired by looking back on his own year of success, Skrillex took a moment during his set at this weekend’s Solaris Festival to pay his appreciation forward to his fans. Often accredited as one of the pioneers of electronic music’s wide success, Sonny humbly began his speech with a grateful thank you to the diverse array of people who come together at shows like his own. In the video of his speech, also transcribed entirely below, his words clearly resonate with his audience who cheer and applaud in response to Skrillex’s inspirational words. “Going, listening – this is our generation right now! And looking at the audience, I see so many different types of people. I see black kids, white kids, Chinese kids, Asian kids, Russian kids, Puerto Rican kids, Mexican kids. All you guys are here, right now.” Ending his monologue in the spirit of the imminent New Year, he ended with a hopeful request: “In 2015, let’s carry over this positivity. Let’s spread it and make it bigger, better, more soulful and more real than it ever has been before.”

“You are all beautiful! Give a round of applause for yourselves, all of you. You too! I feel your energy. I can see an ocean of faces, all sweaty, all crazy. Now we are going into the New Year! This is crazy, the last few years. In electronic music, in North America, Canada, everywhere over this area – it’s crazy. Because all this, you guys out here, doing this for years! Going, listening – this is our generation right now! And looking at the audience I see so many different types of people. I see black kids, white kids, Chinese kids, Asian kids, Russian kids, Puerto Rican kids, Mexican kids. All you guys are here, right now. That’s amazing, man! There is some special shit going on in our generation right now. Let’s not take that for granted. We need, into the New Year… let’s go in together. Let’s take this positivity over into 2015, because we need more positive shit on this planet. I feel like this is what it’s about, man. We have 6,000 people here. No one is fighting and everyone is having a good time. I’m so impressed on this stage looking at you – I really am. I really appreciate your energy. So in 2015, let’s carry over this positivity. Let’s spread it and make it bigger, better, more soulful and more real than it ever has been before. But it’s not just up to me – it’s up to you guys! Really, I’m just one person. It’s all about all of you people. It’s amazing energy in this room. This music is for everybody: it’s for the outcasts, it’s for the cool people, it’s for the fat kids, it’s for the skinny kids, it’s for the gay kids, the straight kids, the aliens! The yellow people, purple people, black people, white people. No matter who you are, this is for you. If you see someone at your school or at your work and they look left out, all you gotta do – our New Years resolution – is hand a hand out. In 2015 say “Hey, it’s alright. I know how it is.” Make some noise for love in 2015!”

H/T: YourEDM

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