Joel Zimmerman better known as Deadmau5, opened up on exclusive interview to Rolling Stone, following the release of his new album titled W:/2016ALBUM. He also used the opportunity to say what he really thinks about Marshmello and to discuss the downfall of EDM.
When Deadmau5 was asked what he think of artists like Marshmello who are using a similar [helmet] concept, he scoffed at the idea of calling Marshmello an artist. “Wait, did you say artists like Marshmello? You mean people like Marshmello?”.
“Let’s fucking clear the air on this one. I don’t care if you’re wearing a fucking helmet, I don’t give a shit – with that logic, I ripped off Daft Punk. The thing that pissed me off after awhile was the constant dick riding [on Twitter]. “You trolled me, I trolled you” – whatever. Don’t pass it off as a marketing technique. According to social media, all I do is sit around and burn pictures of this guy”.
Joel also gave his opinion about EDM saying:
“85 percent crossed over. It’s fucked. It’s out of the innovators’ hands; it’s not really grassroots anymore. I’m partially responsible – I’ve done my part to commercialize shit. Oversaturation.”