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Deadmau5 is a 'greedy rat head f---'

DeadMau5 has been called a 'greedy rat head fuck' by old skool UK rave legend A Guy Called Gerald

Deadmau5 has been known for the occasional vent, and isn't at all shy when it comes to getting digs in at other stars-- notoriously calling Madonna 'a fucking idiot' just a few months ago. Now the world of dance has struck back, with UK house and breakbeat pioneer A Guy Called Gerald - a name that doubtless means absolutely zero to our younger readers-  releasing a slightly confusing, expletive ridden open letter to the 'Mau5 through the medium of Tumblr.

Gerald's ire was provoked by a post Deadmau5 himself stuck up on tumblr, suggesting that dance music performed live is just blokes pushing the space bar on their laptops, with bugger all actual live stuff going on.

Here's some highlights from Deadmau5's post

"I think given about 1 hour of instruction, anyone with minimal knowledge of ableton and music tech in general could DO what im doing at a deadmau5 concert. Just like i think ANY DJ in the WORLD who can match a beat can do what “ANYONE else” (not going to mention any names) is doing on their EDM stages too...i just roll up with a laptop and a midi controller and “select” tracks n hit a spacebar.  ableton syncs the shit up for me… so no beatmatching skill required. “beatmatching” isnt even a fucking skill as far as im concered anyway. so what, you can count to 4. cool. i had that skill down when i was 3, so dont give me that argument please."

For some reason this has really got to Gerald- who for the benefit of those of you who don't, made the subliminal Voodoo Ray back in '88 before going on to create some tearing future drum n bass through the 90s.

"Message to Rat Head" he started

"I know who you are. You are some record company or failed journalist asshole left over from the last century who is jealous of the way electronic music is working in this brave fast new century. The only button you and people like you are interested in pushing is a nuke for the Palestinians. You come into our system that we have nurtured for the last 25 years, trick hardworking people into giving you their money, con honest promoters, take large sums of money out of the system and then spit back into our faces that YOU are tricking everyone.

I agree there are loads of people like you who do fake it. It is easy with the software you are using. Don’t worry we are going to find ways of stopping you. You greedy rat head fuck."

Wooooooo! Lairy! DeadMau5 has yet to respond to this outburst, although given his form we wouldn't against him doing so for a moment


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