Breaking news: Deadmau5 doesn’t like Marshmello. Or EDM. This shocking revelation was brought to light in a new interview with Rolling Stone following the release of his new album. All jokes aside, the actual mystery here is why Deadmau5 doesn’t like his new album. In the interview, he says he’s not allowed to talk about why, but he’s made it clear on Twitter that this new release with tracks like Snowcone and Let Go with Grabbitz was not his favorite piece of work. This depressive attitude continues throughout when he tells the interviewer that it’s none of his fucking business what he listens to other than Amon Tobin.
The multi-Grammy nominated artist’s full thoughts, including his spat with Marshmello and 85% of dance music, can be found on Rolling Stone.
RollingStone: What do you think of artists like Marshmello who are using a similar [helmet] concept?
Deadmau5: Wait, did you say artists like Marshmello? You mean people like Marshmello? Let’s fucking clear the air on this one. I don’t care if you’re wearing a fucking helmet, I don’t give a shit – with that logic, I ripped off Daft Punk. The thing that pissed me off after awhile was the constant dick riding [on Twitter]. “You trolled me, I trolled you” – whatever. Don’t pass it off as a marketing technique. According to social media, all I do is sit around and burn pictures of this guy.
RollingStone: You said in 2014 that EDM was going to fuck itself –
Deadmau5: It already did in 2015. Where have you been? 85 percent crossed over. It’s fucked. It’s out of the innovators’ hands; it’s not really grassroots anymore. I’m partially responsible – I’ve done my part to commercialize shit. Oversaturation.