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Deadmau5 Slams MTV



The sun to rise. It to rain at least once during GlastonburyDJ Sneak to be at war with someone on twitter. People breathing oxygen. Deadmau5 to be taking issue with some aspect of commercial music. Some things in life are just universal truths that we’ve become so used to that we almost take them for granted, thus when it was brought to our attention that Canadian mouse-head wearing producer Deadmau5 had again what many of us were thinking we were less than surprised.

So with another vigorous venting on the cards we checked out Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman’s latest sardonic outburst this time in response to MTV revealing on Twitter  that they’d nominated him for Best Canadian Act at this years MTV European Music Awards. Now most artists would consider this a compliment, but Deadmau5 isn’t most artists and duly responded with an underwhelmed “”Meh. Can I somehow opt out of this? @mtvema” before later adding that he feels “MTV fucking blows” for regurgitating “completely manufactured acts, shows about pregnant teens, and twits from jersey shore.”

With fellow nominees for the award being Drake and Justin Bieber we can see why Joel wasn’t that keen to lumped into the same category as  ‘artists’ he describes “no talent fuckhead pop kids”.

Naturally rejection of a potential award has led to some accusing Deadmau5 of being ungrateful for his success to which he responds “Ungrateful? no. I’m sitting here in the studio you guys helped me build making music for you. I can’ t tell you how grateful I am for that.” Never change Joel.

Check out ‘Creep 2k13’ by Deadmau5 below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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