After a short time off, Deadmau5 was expected to be a bit more relaxed and less on edge…not so much. Now’s he’s taken on the bully roll in the EDM industry…but don’t tell him that, because he wouldn’t care.
It was reported back in February that during an interview with Vibe magazine the 32 year old DJ was very vocal about his feelings towards Kanye West and a few of his genre jockey mates.
In the interview he stated, “I **cking hate him,” Referring to Kanye. “He’s just trying too hard. But the problem is he’s succeeding at it.”
Deadmau5, who’s real name is Joel Zimmerman, also has not been a fan of the initial use of the initials “EDM” (Electronic Dance Music). He liked to label the meaning as “Event Driven Marketing” due to this decades use of the word at all dance festivals, and that being the only way to get your name out their or be considered a real DJ.
He has continued on his anti-marketing rant by going after DJ Skillrex during another occasion “Skrillex…took this brostep thing and really commercialized it,” he said in an interview. “And I’m not saying that’s bad, it’s great in a certain aspect. You got to be really careful with those mill markets, because they’ll turn on you in a **cking second.”
He also summed up the Swedish House Mafia experience as “…three of you and one **cking CD with the track on it. It’s all show pony sh**” then went to turn on Swedish producer Avicii, “He did (“Levels”), and it was all right—it was catchy—but I, dead-**cking-mau5, cannot name another Avicii track. I sh** you not.”
Just this weekend he continued to fuel this feud after reading that Avicii had done an interview for GQ Manazine. “Who the fuck does an interview for GQ anyway?” he responded. “Why start giving a **ck now? What the **ck is a GQ anyway?” After a few tweet replies from fans he continued, “For douchebags, by douchebags…You can’t outdouche the inventors of douche. Laugh it off and crash a Ferrari.”
Deadmau5 maintains that he is just being honest. “The reason why I am looked at as an a**hole is because I just don’t give a **ck about pretty much anything,” he said.
I think people liked the uptight and overworked Deadmau5 better…