Let's be perfectly honest Skrillex obviously would have made it even without the help of Deadmau5, Joel himself was clear about that in the video below. That being said Deadmau5 helped Skrillex explode onto the scene through releasing some of his most famous singles off of Mau5trap.
In a recent live stream Deadmau5 talked at length about the first time he met Skrillex and his reaction to his music. Then even what it was like to see Sonny explode to a point of super stardom that had never been seen before in dance music. It is a pretty fun story. It is funny to think just how many artists Deadmau5 is responsible for launching. Check out the short clip below of Deadmau5 remembering the experience.