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Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex
Album: Scary Monsters and Nice SpritesReleased: 2010Charted:
This is the title track and second single from American electronic musician Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP, which was recorded by the American electronic musician in his apartment on a laptop. It was released on October 25, 2010.
The song charted in several countries including the US. It was especially successful in Scandinavia, where it reached the top 20 in both Norway and Sweden.
This features a recurring vocal sample of Rachael Nedrow, who is better known by her YouTube name of speedstackinggirl. Nedrow's voice is taken from a video that shows her beating her Sport Stacking cycle record, then reacting with numerous exclamations of "oh my gosh."
The song title is a reference to David Bowie's 1980 album, Scary Monsters and (Super Creeps).
This was used in a television advertisement for the GoPro Action Camera, which features a kayak going over a waterfall.
Skrillex took home the Best Dance Recording prize for this song at the 2012 Grammys. He also won Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema
" and Best Dance/Electronica Album.