The Canadian DJ first removed the defamatory tweets and, according to Gigwise, wrote on his Facebook page: “Fuck ‘social media’. The only thing it’s useful for is promoting, advertising, and more advertising. As far as being a human being on social media, forget about it. You’re just another number we can all add into our little follower count, that ultimately adds up to NOTHING I require to make music.”
He then deleted both his Twitter and Facebook accounts yesterday and has also, in the time, uploaded two new tracks, ‘00001’ and ‘00002’. Listen below:
Before the social media shutdown the DJ – real name Joel Zimmerman – posted a video rant slating fellow Canadian musician Justin Bieber. According to the Daily Mail, Deadmau5 called Bieber out for not writing his new album ‘Purpose’. Apparently saying: “I can accept that his album is probably good. What I’m mad about is that none of this is [his] … What did you do? Oh, you sang on it. Well, you know, I can credit you for having to be able to hold a pitch on two syllables throughout an entire 75-minute album.”
Earlier this week Deadmau5 was reported to have done a runner from hospital to play a gig in Miami.
The DJ was in the midst of a lymph node infection and took to Twitter to recount the experience, saying: “Literally snuck out of hospital, hopped on a jet, played a show for Red Bull, getting back on jet, going back to hospital. Such lols.”
Responding to a question about his condition, he added “nothing serious. thyroid/lymph node shit. Caused by some underlying thing that may or may not exist. All good.”
Later the same day (December 11) he confirmed he was ok, adding “back home. Everything is groovy. Just doing a huge overhaul of the new production PC. Installing/updating software and such.”