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While the torrential backlash we've anticipated may not yet be upon us (disco inferno always comes to mind), Deadmau5's claims that EDM is "over" seem to derive from a genuine, music-friendly place, more so than simply a strategic maneuver to distance himself from a corporate-sponsored sinking vessel.
"This whole big 'edm' is taking over fad, im not going to let it go thinking that people assume theres a guy on a laptop up there producing new original tracks on the fly. becausje none of the 'top dj's in the world' to my knowledge have. myself included [sic]," the Mau5 wrote.
Will the much-maligned David Guetta continue to draw crowds of starry-eyed club-rap-fans-turned-stadium-"house"-aficionados to watch him hop around in Beats by Dre headphones and press play? Sure. Will Swedish House Mafia continue to sell out stadiums, while touring together as solo acts? Probably.
Regardless, we applaud Deadmau5's latest "PR disaster," meanwhile the dance/electronic world keeps spinning, and dance heroes from Kenny Dixon Jr. and Omar-S to Joy-O, Scuba and Julio Bashmore continue to play effortless, incredible sets, rock parties and release future classics, (hopefully) blind to the daily EDM scandal.