In Partnership with Fuser
Up-and-coming British EDM artist DJ Plugsy has been sacked from his position as the face of a schools’ electrical safety campaign following the emergence of his pre-fame YouTube video series ‘Leccy hacks with DJ Plugsy’.
The videos show Plugsy, who reports to have been an electrician before his DJing career took off, educating his audience on how to bypass a trip switch, how to use paperclips to create a handy multi-plug adaptor and how to “jack another sucker’s power supply”.
The videos, which have been removed from the platform, had received a total of 111 views in the three years they’ve been online.
DJ Plugsy’s role involved being a safety advocate and visiting schools to educate children on electrical safety. He was appointed following his successful copyright claim against the campaign’s beloved ‘Plug Man’ superhero character.
Plugsy’s booking had already generated controversy when electronics in his DJ helmet interfered with cardiogram machines on a visit to a childrens’ ward.
“This is painful, man. You know like when you step on an upturned plug in just your socks? It’s that painful.”
Plugsy, whose identity is a closely-held secret, has issued a statement saying he understands the decision and regrets his dubious electrical ‘how-to’ videos.
He told NME: “This is painful, man. You know like when you step on an upturned plug in just your socks? It’s that painful.”
DJ Plugsy exploded onto the scene with the ‘Volting Ambition’ EP and recently-released follow-up ‘Ample’ EP. He was briefly a member of the so-called Electrical Resistance crew with DJ Breville and DJ George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine.
Plugsy told NME: “The hardest part is, I keep hearing that DJ George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine is gonna take the electrical advocacy gig from me and that stings, because that clown can’t even change a lightbulb.”
DJ Plugsy appears at next weekend’s Sonic Slamdown Lyve Festival at the disused Carpet City Car Park, Penge.