Skrillex has become the face of America’s burgeoning EDM movement. (All photos by Tracy A. Woodward/TWP)

And his computer is a mess, too.

“Each song has, like, 50 versions,” he says, searching for a particular project file in Ableton Live, the software program he uses to create the sounds that have helped define America’s current electronic dance music boom.

He cracks the files open like Easter eggs and out come dragons: riotous digital beats and cartoonish belches of bass powerful enough to cast a spell on the hyper-stimulated children of the Internet.