Deadmau5 just released his latest full length studio outing W:/2016Album last week and in support of the new record, he sat down with Rolling Stone for a new interview that sees the Canadian musician touching on everything from the new record to his ongoing feud with Marshmello.
In the months leading up to the release of W:/2016Album, deadmau5 was openly critical of the album, stating that he wasn’t happy with the final results. Asked if he still maintains this view, he reveals that he’s warming up to the record.
Having listened to it again, I’m now getting comfortable with it. There are some great songs – like, I really like “Snowcone” and “Whelk Then” and “No Problem.” I think I’m dissatisfied that it’s not written from start to finish; it’s over a year’s worth of work that doesn’t correlate. It’s not The fucking Wall! I wanted the blowout, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t do that.
He also opens up about the heavily publicized feud between himself and Marshmello, giving us some insight into why he gets so riled up by the jet puffed producer.
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.
Lastly, when asked whether the EDM scene would come to an eventual end, deadmau5 responds that he believes it has already come and gone.
It already did in 2015. Where have you been? 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.