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Every musician has to start somewhere. Whether it’s playing for change on your small town’s Main Street, handing out CDs at a coffee shop open mic or making an online profile on PureVolume (or a site like it), every band with the tiniest bit of the DIY spirit has had to hustle at some point. Two of the biggest musicians around used PureVolume as one of their jumping off points. We’re not talking big like sold a few albums either. We’re talking mega-super-Grammy-winning big. We’re talking, of course, about Skrillex (known back then as Sonny Moore) and Lady Gaga. Check out our slideshow of some of their early profile photos and head over to the profiles to listen to some tunes.
You can also watch an early video of Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex, performing his song “Mora” live on the 2008 Alternative Press tour.