I interviewed Skrillex, a.k.a. Sonny Moore, for Spin’s latest issue (Strokes cover) and found the L.A. resident to be an exuberant force for positivity and creative freedom. I saw him perform at SXSW a couple of weeks ago and found him to be a party-rocking, crowd-surfing, bass-fiending maniac. All of which is to say, the kid represents the best of both worlds — he’s got the brains and — despite being the former singer for emo band From First to Last — he’s got the brawn. Read about him at Spin.