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deadmau5 Lashes Out at EDM Compilation: “how the f*ck did i end up on this pile o shit?”


Universal Music Group has further commercialized the dance music industry with its April release of Now That’s What I Call EDM 2014. As expected, this album is full of mainstream crowd-pleasers, featuring popular tracks such as The Chainsmokers’ “#SELFIE” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals” and has now even attracted the rage of Deadmau5. Known for his blunt comments, the mau5 calls Universal’s album a “pile o shit” and has turned to Twitter with:


Joel is right to be upset with his inclusion here. This compilation can do nothing but harm the already delicate reputation that “EDM” is fiercely driving towards with regards to mainstream propagation. For those interested, here is the entire track listing:

Suckfest9001 – Deadmau5
This is What it Feels Like – Armin Van Buuren/Trevor Guthrie
The Spark (Lost Stories Remix) – Afrojack/Spree Wilson
#SELFIE – The Chainsmokers
Red Lights – Tiesto
Addicted to You – Avicii
Right Here Right Now (Neon) – Sander Van Doorn
Animals – Martin Garrix
Samurai (Go Hard) – R3hab
Tsunami (Jump) – Borgeous/DVBBS/Tinie Tempah
Born to Rage (India Version) – Dada Life
Hold On – Nervo
Run for Cover – Cazzette
DNA (Calvin Harris Remix Edit) – Empire of the Sun
Forever – Chris Medina/Lost Stories
F For You – Disclosure
The Sun (Paul Oakenfold Remix) – Western Disco/Lura
Burn (Tiesto’s Club Life Remix) – Ellie Goulding

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