There’s nothing like some juicy tweet beef to prompt a little DJ/producer psychoanalysis, and the world may never know what set Skrillex off on Halloween night but off he went. You’ve probably already seen it, but in case you haven’t the bulk of the beef is provided below.
I had to cut off mau5’s responses at a certain point because it’s not worth your precious time to read. Maybe he’ll be fine, he can remain king of the trolls and dominate a fan base of hateful dudes who don’t get laid and live their life through screens. Maybe those people need a hero and deadmau5 is just doing his job as the most brilliant, angry and awful one of the lot. Maybe karma is real and he’s going to die alone.
I have so many feelings about what it means to be a generational hero, about how deeply you can affect the lives of your fans, but talking about all that will only depress me. It’s not every day one of your heroes makes you feel like shit about yourself but mau5 has done exactly that, and if he’s done it to me he’s definitely done it to plenty of other fans. At my old blog we asked to interview him at a party he was playing with Skrillex in Miami, and he straight up laughed in our face. It was super humiliating, but beyond how it affected me, it was just mean. For more on personal mau5 stories see my last piece on these 2.
Let’s look up the definition of the word mean used as an adjective. “Offensive, selfish, or unaccommodating; nasty; malicious, small-minded or ignoble.” How can there ever be an appropriate occasion to be that way towards people who love your music and give you money? What happens to an insanely successful artist who attracts a hardcore fan base of people just as offensive, selfish, unaccommodating, nasty, malicious and small-minded as he is? Is he the Donald Trump of dance music? Can’t wait to see how it all plays out, I’ll be here with my popcorn ready.