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(Starpulse)   Saying he is "miserable," deadmau5 is taking a hiatus from whatever the hell it is he does   ( divider line
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4172 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 08 Aug 2012 at 6:06 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-08 08:23:31 PM  
2 votes:
Face facts, people. It's disco.
2012-08-08 07:15:11 PM  
2 votes:
meanwhile in Germany:
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2012-08-08 06:34:47 PM  
2 votes:
You know, my life improved considerably when I stopped reading 4chan. Maybe that's the direction he needs to go in.
2012-08-10 02:03:05 PM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: Hand Banana: Summoner101: consider this: Your grandparents said the same thing about The Beatles.

Ha! It's funny because you're saying I don't like the music because I have outdated tastes! It's even funnier because you compared The Beatles, one the the most influential bands of the last century, to Skrillex, whose appeal reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer becomes an artist!

/In all honesty, if we're going to listen to Electronic music, give me Daft Punk, Benny Benassi, or the Chemical Brothers.

You know that those three artists/groups hang out with Deadmau5, right?
2012-08-10 02:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

nytmare: WaltzingMathilda: do you really think he is currently a "nobody" in the EDM world?

I listen to progressive trance a lot, and have no knowledge of this "deadmau5" guy other than hearing his name a lot recently in the news. There are so many sub-genres of electronic it isn't funny. I don't know which one he's in, probably the techno equivalent of top-40 pop pablum.

He is in progressive house. He went to perform at lollapalooza and there was more demand for him than all the rest of the bands combined so he made his own tour called meowington hax.

The difference between him and other EDM artists is that he can get a bunch of 18-29 year old girls in tank tops to come hang out and nod their head along to his music for 4 hours. Most of the rest of EDM gets hairy, fat computer nerds.
2012-08-10 01:57:19 PM  
1 vote:

FriarReb98: Look, I'm not going to lie to you. I'm sure he's good at what he does. I just really don't get into it whatsoever. I have tried listening to it, and it just doesn't do anything for me. sorry, Deadmau5, but it doesn't. I'm just not into anything in the general genre (won't even pretend to get into the EDM/Techno/Dub argument).

It really isn't about listening to it, that is why you can't understand it. You're probably used to Elvis and that Brittney Spears young lady and the Backstage Boys where you like to sing along.

The primary strength of EDM is that the human body is able to perform tasks better when your subconscious can plug into a beat of some kind. Most people who like EDM listen to EDM as background/white noise while doing something else. I got into it playing online games. It works really well at work where I do data analysis and spreadsheets. It works pretty well for computer programmers too.
2012-08-10 01:54:27 PM  
1 vote:

Solid Muldoon: Face facts, people. It's disco.

Disco was mostly instrumental dance music though, wasn't it?
2012-08-10 01:53:05 PM  
1 vote:

Smeggy Smurf: So a guy with a knack for organizing random noises into something somewhat resembling a beat is taking time off because his life sucks? Gotcha. Let us know how that works out for you in 6 months when your last show flyers are lining bird cages.

Grandma? Is that you?
2012-08-10 01:14:07 PM  
1 vote:

downstairs: WaltzingMathilda: right, but then you have people saying what deadmau5 does is "dubstep" when that's the only term people use on TV

I have zero knowledge of pretty much any dance/electronic genre. What does he do, then? Just curious.

I've had Dubstep explained to me, and couldn't follow said explaination.

If you couldn't follow, then you must be exceedingly unintelligent...

Dubstep is shortened for "double step" which means it is played as double the tempo. Instead of 4/4 time you play it at 2/2 time.

That's really it. House is played/created at one tempo, dubstep is twice as fast.

Depending on the "mood" and speed of the music, electronic music falls into a number of categories:
Progressive House

Deadmau5 is usually called progressive house as far as I know.
2012-08-09 12:10:47 AM  
1 vote:

WaltzingMathilda: well, techno is considered a genre within EDM. techno is not meant to be a generalized term synonymous with EDM.

square, rectangle, rectangle not square, all that

I love you farking people. This is all music is anymore. Trying to find new idiotic sub-classifications. It's like autism has finally found its true niche in music.

Naw naw naw, Terry, That's more cuddle pop trance hop dad keeps a shop in brixton slop. One song per classification.
2012-08-08 11:01:39 PM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: consider this: The only thing I know about this genre of music is this song by Skrillex.


Catchy tune, especially when played loud on a good system.


People like that? Is it supposed to feel like it's raping my ears?

Are you saying that listening to it is like receiving aural sex?
2012-08-08 09:02:12 PM  
1 vote:

KrispyKritter: adios, mau. go learn how to play a real musical instrument with some of those millions you made.

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you think he just hums all that sh*t onto the tracks?
2012-08-08 07:28:27 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-08-08 06:47:02 PM  
1 vote:
This is what he looked like back when he was buying tapes from me at a Toronto shop.

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2012-08-08 05:21:18 PM  
1 vote:

WaltzingMathilda: right, but then you have people saying what deadmau5 does is "dubstep" when that's the only term people use on TV

I have zero knowledge of pretty much any dance/electronic genre. What does he do, then? Just curious.

I've had Dubstep explained to me, and couldn't follow said explaination.
2012-08-08 04:52:23 PM  
1 vote:
Am I supposed to know who this is?
2012-08-08 03:39:25 PM  
1 vote:
You'll be missed, whoever-you-are-and-whatever-you-do.

/should've taken a hiatus before jumping on the dubstep wagon
//you had your own little corner in the electro-house genre
///then you became a dubstep nobody
2012-08-08 03:38:04 PM  
1 vote:
"I'm just gunna (sic) slam on the breaks for a bit"

What, you give "gunna" a (sic), but you don't for "breaks"? StarPulse, this suggests that you don't know that it's an error.
2012-08-08 03:23:36 PM  
1 vote:

Mirrorz: I always read that name as "Dead Mow Five."


So he'll be retiring from trolling 4chan then?
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