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The EDM Wars Are Really Hotting Up: Avicii Goes Toe-to-Toe With Deadmau5 via Noel Gallagher

When Noel Gallagher says he worried about the future of music as a performance art you kinda have to take note and listen.

In a recent interview with XFM (below, from 7:30 mark), he said he thought future was bleak when kids have only got DJs to look up to as performers. And he’s kinda got a point, do we really believe a DJ playing a couple of CDJs is even comparable to say Jimmy Hendrix shredding his electric guitar live on-stage? Of course its not.

“I find it quite disturbing” he said, “for the future of festivals (and youth culture, in a way) if a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player is what it’s all about”.

“That’s quite a bleak future.”

Everyone’s favourite DJ-to-hate Avicii decided he was going to fight his and EDM’s corner and responded to Noel Gallagher’s comments via his Instragram.

https://youtu.be/qmWdkYPT2dA?t=7m21s Sounds like youre playing the wrong festival if youre at the same time dissing its entire audiences music taste you silly sausage! :O. (PS: Guess what: There are still good bands, still making great music that changes peoples lives, – what is really “sad” is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit u havnt even heard , I really didnt think someone whose whole image is being witty would turn all stereotype ‘bitter ol timer rocker’ like that lol. I Wish you nothing but the best and hope you one day will broaden your music taste and keep developing urself as an artist and musicians. I would actually love to preview you my album song by song and hear your honest feedback but I dare you to say the same thing afterwards // “Dude in a hat”🎩

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And then Deadmau5 – who the original comments were kinda aimed at – thought he’d get involved in his usual colourful way, and actually came out and defended Noel’s comments with a post on his tumblr titled about these fucking CD playing dipshits’.

Finishing with, “So, please, stop fucking up “EDM” with your fucking bullshit lazy CD playing and get to fucking work like the many others who are.”

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.