Deadmau5 - Someone explain this guy's huge popularity (general C/D, RFI thread i guess)

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uh ... well ... there's this thing called prog ...

― moonship journey to baja, Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:50 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

i guess this is sarcastic but i honestly don't know what the word "prog" means in relation to dance music. is that on some idm bedroom techno tip? i meant like actual dance music that people dance to.

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i dunno, maybe compared to a conceptual artist like moby?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're certainly right though, some actual dance music is on the cool beat tips.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops, i meant cool beats tip

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i should break it down for you. a lot of "hip kids" in certain high schools (maybe the sort where kids can afford to go to coachella), and when i say hip kids, i mean the sort of kids who are into screamo and go to shows are really into "dubstep". and i put it in quotes because it's a particularly abrasive variant of the sound. this is a bit of history repeating, as i can recall post-college, lots of kids who were into metal or industrial or post-hardcore were also into really tough, angry "drum and bass". on the other hand, a lot of kids in high school, and these might be your more "popular" kids, they are just into whatever mershy dance music is on the billboard chart. in a lot of ways, deadmau5 meets the two in the middle.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool beats tips: don't be danceable

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

so like, hip kids like deadmau5 because it sounds like their hip dubstep music, and popular kids like deadmau5 because it sounds like the popular music of the billboard charts, and everyone wants to be hip and/or popular, so everyone listens to deadmau5.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Otm, but i have no idea what you were on about previously.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

one day im going to grow up and get to watch goldie perform all of timeless at a new mexico city atp

bb (Lamp), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Before your last two posts, I mean.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are also "trendy" "hipster" kids now who listen to things like MGMT and daft punk and justice, and they like deadmau5 too, because at times it sounds like that, too

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

prog means that dudes are always going to try to make some sort of "serious statement" collaborative music

same way you might call kanye "prog-rap", ig uess

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crossover with unhip tiesto prof and jam bands, tho

lol is not enough (blank), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

prof = prog

lol is not enough (blank), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lamp was talking about the deadmau5 guy's personality/vibe, so i was comparing to other dance music artists. i feel like you're talking about dance music fans?

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess it's an electronica thing.

lol is not enough (blank), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, i'm not

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

fair enough, it's pretty clear i'm never going to have an idea of what you're talking about so i'll stop pretending i can figure it out

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

t/s deadmau5 vs MOOMBAHTON

though it distresses me to take diplo's side on anything, the latter most definitely.

Tim F, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was curious about this outfit too, given his/their placement on the Lollapalooza poster.

saint dominic's p4k review (Eazy), Friday, 12 August 2011 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

lamp was talking about the deadmau5 guy's personality/vibe, so i was comparing to other dance music artists. i feel like you're talking about dance music fans?

― some dude, Friday, August 12, 2011 3:42 AM (40 minutes ago) Bookmark

seems like they're saying 'his vibe is x and you can tell because of the people he attracts'

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 12 August 2011 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Deadmau5 and Foster the People feat Pitbull

errant flynn, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

next year we're going to be having this same thread for Pretty Lights instead. all my burner friends loooooooooooooooooooooooooove him.

the tingly effervesence of a thousand tiny butterfly farts (jamescobo), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

So does she!

kkvgz, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't think the burner/jam crowd really go for Deadmau5. They love that Bassnectar asshat.

errant flynn, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought i mentioned pretty lights upthread, i guess not. a friend of mine teaches high school drumline and all of the kids (who also go to jam band shows etc) freak out over them. listened to a track on youtube and it was corny as hell, but i guess it's about the eponymous live show.

it seems like the one artist who crosses over between the kiddie dubstep scene and the beat scene/critics/pitchfork etc is Eskmo.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

was that bassnectar dig insinuating that he's somehow sooo below deadmau5 cuz that's lol

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, totally!

errant flynn, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty lights >>> deadmau5 > bassnectar

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

deadmau5 has like one memorable jam and a ton of LCD shit. bassnectar is all LCD.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Deadmau5 is exactly where I draw the line. If you are better than Deadmau5, I fuck with you. If you are worse than Deadmau5, fuck outta here.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

bassnectar is all LCD.

― moonship journey to baja, Friday, August 12, 2011 7:27 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

waht

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 12 August 2011 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lowest common denom

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

checked w/my 15 year old music geek friend abt this thread and he thinks Deadmau5 is "OK" but really what he digs is Skrillex.

sleeve, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Skrillex is p much the worst shit ever.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Skrillex really is entirely bewildering to me.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 12 August 2011 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bassnectar? moar liek Assnectar amirite

and yes, Skrillex is the worst (QED)

the tingly effervesence of a thousand tiny butterfly farts (jamescobo), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can see bassnectar being "all lcd" if you never regularly listened because you think he's all brostep and whatnot (and maybe he is all that now) but pre-that he was great funk + breakbeat party along the lines of the bassbin twins.

"all lcd" is flat out nah

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

wherein i've seen absolutely nothing redeeming of deadmau5. i don't know the grown up frat-bros at the porn company i used to work at in south beach would not stop talking about him.

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

...i actually kind of want to be proven wrong and want a good deadmau5 track or mix and i browsed through thread and if that generic "faxing berlin" is really his finest moment i'm totally at a loss as to how anyone is deadmau5 before anyone

AND THAT IS WHAT I FEEL ABOUT DEADMAU5

Q.E.D.

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

fauxmarc, are you talking about Underground Communication-era Bassnectar? listening to that on Spotify now

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the opening to DeadMau5's "Some Chords" is nice but I'm expecting it to be ruined any second

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Some Chords" got predictable but I am definitely enjoying it

would never buy this tho

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno, i wasn't really buying stuff back then just going out to parties, he was playing out a lot. i remember more than few good times at buzz nation in dc - by sheer timing he also happened to be the main act of their last night before being shutdown to make way for the stadium.

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

...which was in 2006, so, yeah i'm sure times have changed. whatev back to costume head guy

fauxmarc, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinda love this Skrillex tune tho:

Tim F, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

so wait fauxmarc you're comparing him to bassbin twins but he's not lowest common denominator music?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am probably ilm's biggest bassbin twins apologist to date but party breaks is pretty unambitious music IMO

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do they still call it "nu-skool" breaks?

I bet Freq Nasty has frequent nightmares about Bassnectar.

errant flynn, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

every old is nu again

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink


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