Earlier this year, Ten Walls was widely criticised for a homophobic rant he posted to his personal Facebook account – that rant saw the DJ and producer dropped by his booking agent and all future festival and club shows cancelled.
A couple of months ago, the DJ began to build bridges with the very people he targeted in his rant by joining an electronic opera, titled ‘Carmen’, which deals with issues of homophobia and intolerance in his native Lithuania.
Today, he’s giving away a track via a prominent LGBT Lithuanian website LGL who have backed the embattled DJ and producer.
“One of the main principles of our organization is to build bridges rather than barriers. We can become a community free from fears and prejudices only by being open and ready to learn from our mistakes. The National LGBT rights organization LGL applauds the initiative by Ten Walls to premiere his new song “Shining” at the web platform of the national LGBT organization. We firmly believe that this will become a small step towards creating an open and inclusive environment in the Lithuanian society.”
Ten Walls’ new track, ‘Shining’, features vocals from transgender singer Alex Radford, and is being given away for free via LGL’s website.
Is it time to forgive Ten Walls? Probably not, but at least he’s trying to make amends.