Thursday, 21 June 2012

Deadmau5 blasts Skrillex, David Guetta & Madonna


Deadmau5
Recent visitor to South Africa, electro star Deadmau5 has ripped into a into Skrillex, David Guetta and Madonna. Canadian artist Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, is no stranger to speaking his mind. And in a new Rolling Stone cover story, he criticises his fellow electronic music stars, as well as continuing his hating on Madonna. He first had a go at ‘button-pusher' live electro shows, saying “David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks ' like, 'Here's one with Akon, check it out! Even Skrillex isn't doing anything too technical,” he continues. “He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he's just playing his shit . People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what ' but there's still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I'm not a button-pusher. I'm just pushing a lot more buttons.” And he's not resiling from his criticism of Madonna's Miami ecstasy references at the Ultra Music Festival in March, where she asked the audience, "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” – a barely coded reference to Ecstasy. He said, “You want to be 'hip' and 'cool' and 'funky grandma'? Fine. It's not my place to say you're irrelevant. If you're gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity. I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I'll ever be. But it's like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert. It's inappropriate.”

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