Deadmau5 uncensored: Two and a half hours with the professional griefer
yeah kinda of a perk with subscribers
plus I’m on on there right now
because I’m here
but I am a subscriber? hm, I dunno
did you throw money at me?
well my friend did and then let me use her login
actually its coz I’m not on
its pure chaos in there if I just let everyone go crazy
I go on, and it cycles through users
so everyone can have a fair chance to talk
and all get replies
ah, I wondered how that worked
otherwise it’s just
I think the system we got goin on is more tame
which is cool
coz people THINK about what they wanna say
yeah, how many are in the chat at one time?
it looks like 4 on my computer
well I do 4… and once
I get through
I hit a button here
and it randomly picks 4 more
etc etc and cycles thru the lot
I don’t know why nobody else thought of that
for like crazy user chats
if you have a better idea
we’re all ears
we’ve been open to feedback bout that method on the site
haha nah I dig
so we’re taking a lot back from the fans
I just didn’t know if mine was bung
nah it’s cool
okay question time
in the interview with us you did in 2011 you said “I tell you, I’ve developed a really fuckin thick skin”. has anything tested that lately?
rather not talk about it tho.
do you wanna talk about ultra? cause I find that interesting
ultra? interesting? same sentence?
obv you are glad to be out of that deal
but if you could go back, would you not sign with them to begin with/ or do you think they had a positive impact on your career somewhere down the line?
a bitch’s gotta do what a bitch’s gotta do. at the time… I very well didn’t have a distribution model up and running right?
I mean, it’s pretty brutal dog eat dog shit
but as long as you say “hey its business” then you’re clear
no feels involved
all’s fair in business and war?
Moxley is a lovely guy
really he is
but on a business level, you’re done using me, and I’m done using you.
let’s do lunch
coz you’re a good guy moxley
so how’s Astralwerks different?
they have the fear
no not at all
I think I’m just more on the same page with them
in terms of how I REALLY want to survive as an artist without clinging onto some bullshit DMCA written in 1992 that no longer applies to fuck all these days
IT’S THE DIGITAL MILLENIUM!!! MY GOD. IT’S FULL OF DIGITALS! STOP ALL THE DOWNLOADS!
I could probably pass the bar if I wrote it.
it sucks that i had to learn all that
would you ever just go no label, and just put your stuff up on beatport yourself like the old days?
I’m a 100% free agent.
which isn’t saying anything
but it’s a date all right
not only have to be artists
but it’s good to know and understand the economics that surround you
no thanks due to the way the world works
but that’s how it works
so you couldn’t do it now if you wanted?
I wouldn’t want to
it’s not really ready yet
damn are we getting close
to not even neeeeeeding labels
at least the ones out there with shelf lives of over a year
like… Redfoo…. pondering the points of DRM in multiple territories makes me chuckle a bit. BUT thank god he has a label to do all the work
and rightfully so
so he can work on his art!
some artists are just that
who is now pursuing a solo career?
you get it
it’s not the omega fuckin thing
so few artists are going to be able to take on the fuckin world
not in terms of success
just all round shit knowing stuff.
I guess being creative and having a practical mind for legal/finance shit are two very different things
I dunno. as a human
living on this planet
in this economic state of affairs
to me… there a point that I’ve got to experience first hand as a musician
that you reach a certain fiscal point
and you’re like dude whatever fuckit
the day your accountant flies 3000km to you
sits down on your couch and says… hey man, you can totally sit on ass without making income for the next 15 years and be perfectly fine
is the same day
you REALLY stop giving a fuck about being that guy who HAS to make 20 billion
and more about
what EXCITES me
well funnily enough
playing the music buis’ game to me is exciting
might not be for everyone
but I LOVE the fuckin legal drama… the business moves, the cut throat shit
fuckin gets my dick hard
it’s better than TV
high stakes drama
all that shit
goddamned game to me… and sometimes I make good moves
and sometimes I eat shit
but I know that one day I’m gunna die
and there’s a good chance ill see it coming, even if it’s for 30 minutes
and during that 30 minutes
I don’t want to find myself saying
I wish I had more fun with that
I like that attitude
during this funtime ride
people are going to think I’m the biggest asshole
well guess what, that may be!
but goddamn is this ever better than sitting on my ass being a conservative “love the world” safe fuck.
because no matter how hard i hit the wall
I get to do it in style
and the 2 type of people out there for me, are on the ride, or not
no love lost for the ones who aren’t, but much more entertainment value for the ones who are
so you see yourself in this music thing for the long run then? til forever?
what the fuck else can I do?
retail ain’t gunna work
okay another question
you wrote in a 2010 tumblr post that you wanted to “take this music and shove it down the mainstreams throat” – how does it feel to see the mainstream going totally apeshit over it now?
it = I guess #EDM and not so much what you make, but still
had to stir the pot a bit
this isn’t a utopian model
where everyone’s just happy as shit
I mean, had a voice, said what was on my mind…
and things might have or might not have shifted … or bent at least
as long as there’s movement
in either direction really, I’m not picky
just hate the plateau.
I’d be just as happy driving my career into the ground as I would watching it skyrocket.
but better than standing still
not everyone’s cup o tea
Nic Fanciulli OWNS the concept of chill.
I love that guy
he’s so rad
if there was an award for that
he should take it
as in, because he’s not trying new things?
mmmm not nesc that
hard to say really HOW he’s doing it
but one+one put him where he wanted to be
and he’s stayed there, almost deliberately since
and that’s not what you want to be
well I’d take it if I HAD to
but I’d be even more miserable, because I’m bipolar
n the career sense
you know… for a week or 2… I was TRULY convinced I’d NEVER bounce back from literally calling every DJ in the world a fucking “cunt”
that was a mind melting week.
I’ll never forget that feeling…. fuck the sentiment, that’s not what’s important….. just the fact that shit just went outta control
so – you liked that shitstorm?
well, it was better than golf clapping at getting a #344 chart position on billboard that week
well either way, wouldn’t be eventful.
okay I feel you
like I said, stories.
extremes either way, as long as something is happening
I burned a 21 million dollar contract…. stories….
I threw away my grammy ballot 2 days ago…
yeah, you’ve sure got stories