You Greedy Rat Head F*ck. Deadmau5 & A Guy Called Gerald In Open Dispute
29 June 2012
Earlier this week, Rolling Stone published an interview with electronic dance music icon Deadmau5.
For anyone who's been following his blog, it'll come as no surprise that he was pretty outspoken, having a go at fellow dance music producers for their live shows not being 'live' enough:
“David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, ‘Here’s one with Akon, check it out!’,” he says. “Even Skrillex isn’t doing anything too technical. 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.”
For those who may not have heard of A Guy Called Gerald, shame on you. An indomitable UK dance pioneer, his career spanning over 2 decades helped form the acid house and rave movement of the 90s.
Upon reading the interview he has now published an open letter to Deadmau5 on his blog. It goes a little something like this:
“I know who you are. You are some record company or failed journalist asshole left over from the last century who is jealous of the way electronic music is working in this brave fast new century. The only button you and people like you are interested in pushing is a nuke for the Palestinians. You come into our system that we have nurtured for the last 25 years, trick hardworking people into giving you their money, con honest promoters, take large sums of money out of the system and then spit back into our faces that YOU are tricking everyone.
I agree there are loads of people like you who do fake it. It is easy with the software you are using. Don’t worry we are going to find ways of stopping you. You greedy rat head fuck.”
Since the interview and open letter from A Guy Called Gerald, Deadmau5 has gone on to release a statement which reads:
“i dont give a fuck. esp with the anti-sematic statement about ‘nuking palestine’ ??? what an ignorant fuck. im not going to even give him the time of day. waste of time. let him go back to being no longer relevant.”