Tweeting, seemingly, to no-one, Harris took to social media to write: “Pop producers learn more chord progressions”. Deadmau5 retweeted Harris with a grammatical correction and a slight dig, turning back the suggestion on the original poster, Your EDM report.
Deadmau5 wrote: “Pop producers, learn more chord progressions”. Harris then shut the Canadian EDM producer down with a wit found nowhere but in Scotland, writing: “That was my point you wee fanny”.
Check out the full Twitter exchange below.
Pop producers learn more chord progressions
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) May 27, 2017
Pop producers, learn more chord progressions. https://t.co/hDb2TXned9
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) May 28, 2017
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) May 29, 2017
Here, it must be noted, that “wee fanny” is a Glaswegian term that mightn’t translate well to American audiences like Deadmau5. Luckily there were plenty of Scottish Twitter users on hand to guide Deadmau5 through the language barrier.
Haha, I've not heard that one for a long time. Up there with dunderhead!
— Chris Lake (@chrislake) May 29, 2017
He called you Fannymau5, you gonna take that, bro?
— CHOCKBLA!N (@eightyfingers) May 29, 2017
This is just another entry into the long-stay dispute between Harris and Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman. Earlier this month Deadmau5 criticised Harris over the amount of guests on his upcoming new album.
Harris’ new record, ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1’, features a huge amount of guest artists including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Snoop Dogg.
Zimmerman, unimpressed with this bold collaboration tactic, wrote on Twitter: “Anyone ever remember when calvin harris was just… calvin harris? who the fuck are all these other people? like… why?”
Speaking to NME last year, Deadmau5 articulated the nature of social media: “All this Twitter beef shit, it’s just funny – to me, anyway. I love the predictability of it: a celebrity says something dumb at me, then this happens, then this plays out like that, then it’s all forgotten the next day – then the next dumb thing happens.”