More Skrillex but this time via Rolling Stone:
When did you realize that the music you were making was part of a movement?
It was underground when I first started, especially bass music. In L.A., no more than 200 people came to local dubstep shows – this was around 2006, 2007. At Smog in LA, it was a big night if 150 people came. I feel like it started out without any major marketing promotion, singles, pop songs or anything.
If I was a young producer/DJ I would get a lot of inspiration from that answer. Do not be afraid to find your own sound and create a small scene around it that might someday catch on to a wider audience.
(Source: Rolling Stone via Reddit)