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

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'Eezer Good! Eezer Good!' vs 'Im not pro, or anti drug… but… ill easily let you know that im pro-responsibility.'

no wonder it's taking so long for the US to embrace dance music.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Monday, 26 March 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw, fuck club drugs

Hungry4Games (crüt), Monday, 26 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha what

max, Monday, 26 March 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry that was my irrational distaste for dance clubs speaking, I'm sure the drugs are fine

Hungry4Games (crüt), Monday, 26 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is quite a challop to claim that ecstasy has been an obstacle to the popularity of electronic dance music

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, March 26, 2012 12:26 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lolllll

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

• He's still angry at Madonna for her appearance 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. "You want to be 'hip' and 'cool' and 'funky grandma'?," says Zimmerman. "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."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-cover-the-rise-of-deadmau5-20120620

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 25 June 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Again he's somehow mistaking something being 'inappropriate' with it being 'one of, if not the main thing that made the genre happen'

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 25 June 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Madonna looks plenty dignified these days. She's a dancer, she has a dancer's figure. I've had dance teachers and known dancers over 50 and that is how they present themselves. It's disappointing to see alleged "dance" music people ignorant about dance culture and history.

Victim-blaming Techno Shithead (tootie and the blowfish), Monday, 25 June 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude is kind of aggro, he should try some mdma

mh, Monday, 25 June 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

But it's like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert. It's inappropriate.

speaking of inappropriate?

fauxmarc, Monday, 25 June 2012 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

"If you're gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity"

surely madonna was fucking with 909s and house music while he was was a hairless little mau5 pup.

'slavery at a fucking blues concert' is a bit much no?

owenf, Monday, 25 June 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

That said, ecstasy is pretty overrated as a drug. Why you need it to dance, I don't know. But lots of dance people have tried it so they understand what it does.

Still a joke about ecstasy is harmless. I don't think Madonna uses large quantities of drugs.

Victim-blaming Techno Shithead (tootie and the blowfish), Monday, 25 June 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah madonna was working with dance music pioneers before he was born. the whole 'welcome to my world grandma' is the worst part of that quote by far.

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 25 June 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert
like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 June 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"we all press play" -> "I don't actually find out what any of my peers or more established musicians have been doing"

mh, Monday, 25 June 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed, but he does make some valid points, like a whole mess of electronic musicians do some variation of ableton + beat repeat for their live show, the real work is done in the studio, and most people in the audience have no idea what's happening up on stage. of course there are a shitload of exceptions.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 25 June 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

not really a novel thing to say in 2012, that has kind of been the case for over a decade now and some artists do different things, some have more complex live setups, and others just make really bad dancing and knob turning motions in the hopes of looking like they're really engaged

mh, Monday, 25 June 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

he really says EDM a lot

owenf, Monday, 25 June 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just realized I hardly ever read about electronic musicians, I'm just not interested, unless they are talking about influences or something. But this quote from Wikipedia is amusing.

"It puts me to fucking sleep, to be quite honest; I don't really see the technical merit in playing two songs at the same speed together and it bores me to fucking tears and hopefully, with all due respect to the DJ type that will fucking go the way of the dinosaur, I'd like them to dis-a-fucking-ppear! It's so middle man, they're like fucking lawyers!

Victim-blaming Techno Shithead (tootie and the blowfish), Monday, 25 June 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"beatmatching” isnt even a fucking skill as far as im concered anyway

i think this is all i ever need to know about him

fauxmarc, Monday, 25 June 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a hard sliver of conservatism running through all these "controversial" pronouncements that paired with his out-there image feels really familiar somehow

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 June 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Morrissey ?

viborg, Monday, 25 June 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

But seriously, who cares what this cunt thinks? He seems to have quite a few defenders but I haven't heard any production of his that even rises close to the level of a decent Digweed production ("For What You Dream Of"?)

viborg, Monday, 25 June 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a hard sliver of conservatism running through all these "controversial" pronouncements that paired with his out-there image feels really familiar somehow

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, June 25, 2012 9:54 AM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the united states of america ca. 2012

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Monday, 25 June 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

guy called gerald aint happy with the mouse man :

http://www.guycalledgerald.com/blog/message-to-rat-head/

!

mark e, Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

also

http://hotwaterinc.tumblr.com/post/25938207447/hitstart

The Reverend, Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

linked to elsewhere in relation to this story. these guys must be raking it in

http://edmsnob.com/leaked-contracts-performance-perks-favorite-edm-artists/

Crackle Box, Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

the guy called gerald thing is kinda disturbing. what's with the line about "the only button you want to push is a nuke for the Palestinians"? is that some sort of anti-semitic attack?

dmr, Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah .. there's been some reaction to that particular wording on facecrook as well.

mark e, Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any particular evidence that deadmauf is a likudnik or something

pvmic bellvm (goole), Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

after spending 5 minutes googling 'deadmau5 zionist' and 'deadmau5 israel' i have say no

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh, wtf Gerald

btw Gerald's live show was definitely him doing stuff live, but it was also kind of like "how to make funky beats with Reason" and he seemed a little like your dad trying to tell you how to party. now he seems more like the weird uncle with funny ideas about jews?

mh, Thursday, 28 June 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, just this one jew. maybe he knows something we dont

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 28 June 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The one time I saw A Guy Called Gerald live was last year at Glastonbury and we were all high fiving each other for having wandered past just in time for Voodoo Ray and then like 20mins later he was still playing Voodoo Ray. For all I know he could have been playing it for the previous 20mins as well.

It was kinda cool though.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw gerald do his live set at fabric last year, feel bad saying this but it was pretty turgid, just wanted him to get it over with

Don't really see the point in live sets esp if its just joints already released...tho i thought Magic Mountain High were really good the couple times seen them, tho it's diff each time as its a live analog jam lols etc

coal, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did he walk in front of his setup with a microphone and yell "Who wants to hear some breakbeats!?! Who wants some four on the floor?! I can't hear you!"

mh, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't really see the point in live sets esp if its just joints already released

I believe the point is that people can dance to stuff already released.

I still don't think I've knowingly heard any Deadmau5. He's probably the most famous current musician I've never actually heard.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sure but I thought that's what DJs were for

coal, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently two different things can do a similar job!

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, on a personal level... I get that this stuff is suited to 'livesets' or w/e ...festivals, lights etc, 1-2 hour slot, seamlessly tight preprogrammed dunno what diff it makes if live or not

coal, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

just don't do drugs to enhance the live set, that is totally horrible and not what you do at dance music events

mh, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think familiar stuff can often sound better live if done well (and obviously boring or identical to the record if done badly) but I don't really think it makes that much difference, it's still all about the spectacle and sound. Not actually that bothered how 'live' what they're actually doing onstage is. Only real difference is you know you're going to get however long of one artist, which you just don't get with DJs unless they're Funkystepz or whoever.

Back on topic this feud is highly amusing and Deadmau5 is a pompous prick.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg gerald wtf

the late great, Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

last time i encountered AGCG was at one of the red bull lectures and he did ramble on interminably and aimlessly

bitch I'm on the 242 (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 June 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"EDM" kmt though, it's madonna who needs to come out and squish deadmau5 LIKE WE KNOW SHE CAN

bitch I'm on the 242 (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 June 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just listened to a recent AGCG DJ mix and it was pretty bad. He used the exact same gate effect on every mix and botched quite a few. Must be something else to it than just pressing play.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 28 June 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

That hotwaterinc article seemed to go on for as long as Danny Tenaglia's famed 26 hour set

badg, Friday, 29 June 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Goy Called Gerald

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Friday, 29 June 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gerald also had giant Reason stickers on his two laptops and some sections sounded suspiciously like demo mode

mh, Friday, 29 June 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink


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