DJ says he doesn't feel protective over the EDM scene
Deadmau5 has given a candid interview, in which he says he doesn’t care if all electronic music burned down.
Speaking at the FutureSound conference in San Francisco, which took place earlier this month the DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, said he didn’t feel protective of the EDM scene, Mixmag reports.
“Burn all electronic music down, I don’t care,” he said. “At the end of the day, scenes don’t evolve. Scenes are scenes. They’re there and then they’re not.”
When asked about the state of EDM, Zimmerman replied: “The way I see EDM right now, it’s a healthy industry for sure. Minimal work for maximum profit, right?” He then hit out at traditional DJing, adding: “Today it’s more artist driven, more about the producer as opposed to the guy who can string some tunes together. It’s no longer a technological feat to string some tunes together.”
At the same event, Deadmau5 also claimed that his place in Forbes‘ recent list of the Top 10 biggest earners in dance music was false, after the magazine reported he earned $11 million a year.
“After I saw the article, I called my manager and said, ‘Yo, what the fuck? I’m $9 million short, dude. We gotta talk. Nobody is making that kind of money.”
Deadmau5 released his last album, ‘Album Title Goes Here’ in September 2012.