He then started a solo project under his own name, Sonny Moore. Releasing free downloads via myspace and such. He never took his Sonny Moore project too far, and then he started Skrillex.
When he first started producing electronic music under the name we know him by today, Skrillex. He produced a lot of emotional progressive house and trance music. If you are somewhat new to Skrillex I suggest you check out some of his older songs like "Slats Slats Slats" and "Make Things For Smile."
In early 2010 he released his "My Name is Skrillex EP" which consisted of 6 tracks. The first signs of his dubstep productions appeared in this EP with his track "Fucking Die 1."
Later on in 2010 his "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP" was released on Deadmau5's label Mau5trap. This is the one that got him famous as his video on Youtube for "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" has almost 70 million hits.
In 2011 he released two EPs, "More Monsters and Sprites" in June and "Bangarang" in December. Also in 2011, he played over 320 live shows and produced music on his tour bus.
In 2012 he won 3 grammy awards. "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" won best dance recording and the whole EP won best electronica album. His remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" also won best remixed recording.
He lends his music miles away from the garage and dub-inspired scenes in the UK.
His sound is overbearingly plain and simple. While he has a firm grasp on melody that eludes many of his peers, they're usually coated in headache-inducing layers of abrasive muck. The trancey hook of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' title track is equal to nails on a chalkboard, and the less said about its onomatopoeic bass growls the better.