Posted by Newson 03/19/2012 at 5:46 PM
For the purposes of this post, let’s just ignore that little Grammy debacle, because everyone involved in that probably wants to do the same. We will let Deadmau5 rant about collaborations with a clean slate, because shots have been fired at someone-or-other. From his Tumblr:
All to often, there’s an influx of “big names” that would get thrown around the label from time to time and of course, they fly off the table and out the fuckin door faster than they hit my desk. eg. do you want to do a track with big name X, remix huge pop act y, etc etc.
no. i fucking don’t. i really REALLY don’t.
im passionate about music, engineering said music, and especially art… at least i certainly feel that i am. And the last thing i want to do… is take the meanings and feelings of a piece of music and have some fucking dipshit blab about lookin sexy, poppin bottles, “droppin bass”, or ANYTHING club related. which fortunately for the world *rolls eyes* makes up for 99% of the “electronic music” fad that’s apparently considered mainstream now.
Well then. The full force of his rant is probably worth a look even for non-fans, but here are some highlights:
- His problems with lyrical content also include “how sexy we are and we know it” and having “hands constantly up in the air” and dropping the bass “because it’s too fucking heavy to lift or whatever the fucking problem is with bass these days.” From this, you can pretty much extrapolate exactly which songs he’s talking about and be 50% right.
- All this is because of a Ray Bradbury short story. That is, some guy on Twitter recording a vocal to Deadmau5′s track “The Veldt,” which really impressed him in a way the aforementioned songs didn’t. This is actually pretty heartwarming–always nice to see the little guy get some praise for work well done.
- Deadmau5 is “really into” the Foo Fighters. Now take that piece of info and think about Dave Grohl’s own rant. It’s interesting!
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