Foals' Yannis Philippakis calls David Guetta 'an abomination'

Frontman hits out at 'bullshit' pop producer

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Foals

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has criticised producer David Guetta, saying his music is ruining hip-hop as well as the pop charts.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Philippakis said that while he understands the importance of "trashy culture" he could not accept Guetta and the "bullshit" music he makes.

"David Guetta is basically... it's not even something that really makes my blood boil because it is just bullshit. It is an abomination but there needs to be bad music around," he said. "You need Jilly Cooper novels and pulp, trashy culture. Plus, some people like shit music. I don't like David Guetta and I don't like that style. What bothers me more really is that a lot of hip-hop is being played over those backing tracks, and I find that a shame because I like hip-hop a lot."

Elaborating on this point, he added: "I can't listen to current hip-hop because the MCing isn't the skill of it anymore; it's more putting it over super-garish club tracks. If you compare it to what DJ Premier was doing in the early '90s and Rza with Wu-Tang, that's got real artistry and grit. When I don't hear that, it feels like hip-hop has lost something rather than progressed."

Meanwhile, Foals will tour the UK later in the year and will play two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The band will play a matinee show on March 28, 2013, ahead of their sold out headline slot at the same, iconic venue later that evening. Doors for the new show will open at 3pm (GMT) on the Easter Thursday bank holiday.

To check the availability of Foals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Foals release their new album, 'Holy Fire', on February 11. It was produced by Flood & Moulder at London's Assault and Battery studios.

Read More On This Artist

Foals Merchandise
More News
Fans hope for Oasis reunion following news of Beady Eye split
Former Cream musician Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian venues as European tour continues
Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are 'no longer'
McBusted confirm Blink-182, Weezer members appear on their debut album
Kate Bush's former London home up for sale priced at £3m
Deadmau5 criticises Paris Hilton following reports she earns £400,000 a night as a DJ
The Rolling Stones announce 'L.A. Forum Live in 1975' DVD details
Foo Fighters perform new song 'The Feast and The Famine' at epic three hour Washington gig
Pink Floyd take fans inside recording studio during latest 'Endless River' preview clip...
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM