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First of the Year (Equinox) is a song by American electronic music producer Skrillex. It was released on June 7, 2011 as the lead single from his third EP, More Monsters And Sprites.

Musically, "First of the Year (Equinox)" is prominently a Dubstep song that uses elements of electro house. The song has since become a moderate commercial success, peaking within the charts of the United States, Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden. A music video directed by Tony Truand premiered on August 10, 2011, and was nominated at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video.


A kidnapper observes a group of children. Finally he pursues a small girl as she heads downstairs, but she takes him completely off-guard by calling 9-1-1 and then unleashing hordes of mutantry at him, including hallucinations, energy waves, and telekinetic manipulation. As he comes to and catches his feet, he dials 9-1-1 as the girl's energy waves intensify and cascade into a black wraith that tears him apart. She scratches a tally mark on the wall with a chunk of the monster who has since dissipated.


  • "Call 911 now!" is a sample taken from an infamous YouTube video of a woman yelling at a group of photographers in an illegal area to loiter. The full sample is: "I'm calling the police now! Call 911 now!" See here;
  • The chopped up vocals are sampled from the chorus to Equinox, one of Sonny Moore's pre-Skrillex songs.