More Monsters and Sprites

More Monsters and Sprites is the third EP and first remix album by American electronic music producer Skrillex. It was released exclusively on Beatport on June 7, 2011 through Big Beat Records and mau5trap Recordings, while being released on other online retailers on June 21, 2011. It is a follow-up to his previous EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, containing four additional remixes of the title track done by Dirtyphonics, Phonat, The Juggernauts and Kaskade, as well as three original tracks. The iTunes version also includes a music video of "Rock n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)". Musically, More Monsters and Sprites uses prominent elements of dubstep, while also featuring technical breakdowns and influences of reggae within the first track.

More Monsters and Sprites
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EP and Remix album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2011
RecordedOctober 2010 – February 2011
GenreDubstep
Length33:16
LabelBig Beat, Atlantic
Producer
Skrillex chronology
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
(2010)
More Monsters and Sprites
(2011)
Bangarang
(2011)
Singles from More Monsters and Sprites
  1. "First of the Year (Equinox)"
    Released: June 7, 2011
  2. "Ruffneck (FULL Flex)"
    Released: June 27, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic2.5/5[2]

The EP reached number 124 on the Billboard 200, as well as the top five on the Billboard Heatseekers and Dance/Electronica Albums chart.[3] It also reached number 60 on the ARIA Charts in Australia.[4] Its lead single, "First of the Year (Equinox)", has since become the EP's most commercially successful single, peaking within the charts of the United States, Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden.[4][5][6][7][8] A music video for the song was directed by Tony Truand and was nominated at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video. The second single, "Ruffneck (Full Flex)", reached number 89 on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom.[9] A Christmas-themed music video directed by Tony Truand premiered for the song on December 23, 2011.[10]

The album was originally intended to be an LP, but due to his apartment being robbed not long before completion, it was made an EP.

A vinyl version of this album was released on November 23, 2012 with a very different track listing, forgoing most of the remix tracks for the 3 unique tracks from the album, followed by the 2010 single "WEEKENDS!!!" and a remix by Zedd.[11]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."First of the Year (Equinox)"Skrillex4:22
2."Ruffneck (Flex)"Skrillex4:43
3."Ruffneck (Full Flex)"Skrillex3:46
4."Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (Dirtyphonics Remix)Skrillex, Dirtyphonics (add.)4:51
5."Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (Phonat Remix)Skrillex, Phonat (add.)3:40
6."Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (The Juggernaut Remix)Skrillex, The Juggernaut (add.)3:54
7."Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (Kaskade Remix)Skrillex, Kaskade (add.)8:04
Vinyl
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."First of the Year (Equinox)"Skrillex4:22
2."Ruffneck (Flex)"Skrillex4:43
3."Ruffneck (Full Flex)"Skrillex3:46
4."Weekends" (featuring Sirah)Skrillex, Sirah4:51
5."Weekends" (featuring Sirah) (Zedd Remix)Skrillex, Sirah, Zedd3:40
iTunes Bonus
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
8."Rock 'N' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)" (Music Video)One & Only Productions, Jason Ano (director)4:35
Special Mortal Kombat 9 Edition
No.TitleLength
8."Reptile's Theme"3:57
9."Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) (performed by Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go)5:04

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United States June 7, 2011 Digital download Big Beat, Atlantic 075679968098
Australia Neon NEON00055
United States June 27, 2011 Big Beat, Atlantic
November 23, 2012 12" Big Beat 075678762086

ChartsEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 60
US Billboard 200[3] 124
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[3] 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "More Monsters & Sprites - Skrillex". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Trebor. (Staff) (12 June 2011). "Skrillex: More Monsters & Sprites". Sputnikmuic. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.allmusic.com/artist/skrillex-p2068631/charts-awards/billboard-albums
  4. ^ a b c http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Skrillex
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/skrillex-p2068631/charts-awards/billboard-singles
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/canadian-hot-100?order=drop
  7. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Skrillex
  8. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Skrillex
  9. ^ Official Charts Company
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t2TzJOyops
  11. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Skrillex-More-Monsters-And-Sprites/release/4052948