This week, one of the biggest stars in EDM -- Deadmau5 -- chastised one of the biggest pop stars of all time -- Madonna -- for using drug lingo (specifically the phrase "Has anyone seen Molly?") on stage at this year's Ultra Music Festival. And he didn't do it in a small way either, indulging in a full-on, glorious Twitter rant that included the phrase: " Does anyone else feel like we're witnessing events in a parallel universe here? Since when does the dance guy tell the old pop lady off for glamorizing drugs?
This is, to say the least, a glorious development, given the fact that
dance music has been synonymous with drug use since it was invented (Acid House, anyone?). And as Deadmau5's Twitter page blew up with people pointing out that Madonna was referencing a song from her new album, he righteously held firm: " ." So is EDM no longer held back by the heavy specter of illegal stimulants? Has dance culture really changed its attitude towards drugs?
A lot of the people Tweeting Deadmau5 on Monday certainly don't think so... which only aggravated him further: "So you're telling me my fan base is entirely comprised of pill popping kids? Sorry, I respect my craft more than that," he hit back at one. "OF COURSE im going to get the "but your fans..." argument, yup, weak.
But i dont showboat it to new EDM fans on fucking stage. irresponisble [sic]," to another. And then went on: "...at the end of the day, its a slap in the face. associating a
potentially harmful substance to the work and passion we put in to make
Drugs don't really do anything for me. I've never bothered to indulge in
that lifestyle, but on the same note, i am not anti-drug. I have enough
respect for humans to let them make their own choices, whether they
seem stupid to me or not. The type of people i CANT stand tho, are those
who impose lifestyle choices onto others... THATS something i hate
right there. I don't think theres anything more annoying in society than
people who feel the need to force their idea of an ideal lifestyle onto
someone else. Thats just cheap. I wont elaborate, but, you get the