Skrillex Rocks Billboard Hot 100 Fest With High Octane Prelude to Justin Bieber

Skrillex 100 Festival 2015
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Skrillex performs during Billboard Hot 100 Festival - Day 2 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 23, 2015 in Wantagh, New York. 

Skrillex channeled the energy and enthusiasm of his Jack U set on Sunday (Aug. 23) at Billboard Hot 100 Festival.

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While he didn't have Diplo to help him out on the decks, the LA native stayed in style from the get-go, rolling up on a futuristic IO Hawk board to greet famous dog Doug the Pug and pay his respects to "Where Are U Now" co-star Justin Bieber.

Although he seemed to think he was in New Jersey at times, Skrillex dominated the main stage with an attention-deficit array of stellar festival cuts against a frenetic alien LED backdrop.

"Billboard, I'm feeling blessed to be with y'all tonight," he hollered into the mic.

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Highlights included "Devil's Den," "Febreeze," and standout remixes of Big Sean's "Blessings" and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen." The nicest guy in dance music went wild for the night while still  being polite.

Relinquishing the stage to Justin Bieber and the inevitable "Where Are U Now" encore, the dance pioneer took a moment of respite among friends before his motor took him back before the crowd.


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