After the success of 2010’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, thousands of bedroom producers spent sleepless nights attempting to become the next Skrillex. By 2011, the entire landscape of electronic music had shifted, the mechanized bass-quake and distorted vocals in half-time infiltrating everything from trance to rave techno. As bass music kept pushing for the filthiest drops and mosh-worthy builds, Skrillex (née Sonny Moore) spent his time on the road developing recording relationships and broadening his production palette. With seven EPs produced under the Skrillex moniker by early 2013, Moore had more than enough material for a dedicated full-length, yet it never surfaced. As his signature haircut suggests, Moore has never been one to live by convention. So, when he participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything and subsequently launched his own Asteroids-like mobile app, fans worldwide set the Internet on fire with speculation that his debut LP was coming soon. Landing just after a series of international takeovers, the 11-track Recess showcases the talents of an artist who continues to be a student and fan, despite the large portion of the industry looking up to him as a supreme idol.