“Want to go to a party at the drummer from Muse’s house?” Skrillex turns and asks.
“Sure, why not.”
Fifteen minutes later, the car is full and navigating through the
Hollywood Hills. Skrillex is in the back seat with his girlfriend, U.K.
singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, and the bartender from the hotel we
just left. In the front seat is his tour manager, Road Hog, who’s never
been in the hills before.
Ratatat’s “Loud Pipes” is blasting through the car. Goulding and Road
Hog are celebrating the moment, singing “the Hog is in the hills” to
the instrumental track. Skrillex – nee Sonny Moore, known to close
friends as Skrilly and drunk friends as the Skrill– is recording the jam
on his iPhone. “This is going to be a track,” he says excitedly as we
park. Behind us, another carload of Skrillex’s friends and crew unloads,
and they all climb the hill, a mobile party. “Every night is like
this,” Skrillex says, bounding up to the house. “It’s just totally