After waging flame wars against the likes of Paris Hilton, Skrillex, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Avicii, deadmau5 has set his sights on a new internet adversary. Even though Deorro hasn’t proven a consistent fixture of the electronic music landscape in recent years, he’s found himself in the progressive house mastermind’s crosshairs no less.
Despite several of the signees to his Panda Funk record label continuing to actively release music in recent years, Deorro himself has arguably failed to keep up with the ever-evolving industry. For that reason, it raised more than a few eyebrows when he made the following tweet:
Heads up, cuz I’m signed to a label, some guys are automatically co-producers on any track I make entirely. Unfair, but yea just sayin. ?
— Deorro (@Deorro) April 3, 2016
deadmau5 obviously doubted the legitimacy of Deorro’s claim himself, as evidenced by his response:
If someones taking co-pub on your music and you’re not aware of it, you had it coming. Learn the business you’re in. https://t.co/EQnAMvuQU0
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) April 6, 2016
Being that Deorro does indeed run a record label, it is reasonable to expect that he would be able to dictate whether or not additional parties participated in the production process on any track he puts out. He hasn’t responded to deadmau5‘ callout as of yet, but as with the producer’s other targets, their dialogue will likely continue as festival season unfolds.