Deadmau5: "I Won't Be Playing Any More Miami Clubs"

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Deadmau5 rants again.

Two years ago, he denounced Ultra Music Festival over its ticket prices and exclusivity contracts. And last year, he slandered UMF as "the same fucking thing every year." But then he coheadlined Ultra 2013.

He's also bitched about "EDM" just being an acronym for "Event-Driven Marketing," not to mention a million other things pertaining to the genre and culture he helped megapopularize.

And now the King Rat returns with a personal boycott of Miami clubs.

UPDATE Space Miami to Deadmau5: Come "Host a Free Show ... We Will Cover Expenses Up to $25,000"

UPDATE #2 Check out Crossfade's review and photos, "Deadmau5's Free Show for the Real Fans: "Miami's Been Redeemed.'"

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On New Year's Day, the Mau5 man was scheduled to bring his Unhooked tour to Mansion Miami. For a second year.

So yeah, he probably should've been prepared for the South Beach scene and all its expensive, narcissistic tendencies. But no, he made it known that he was bored by the SoBe bullshit from the get-go.

And then the King Rat proceeded to use his cell phone (posting an Instagram pic and a tweet) to complain about the number of people using cell phones in the VIP area.

See also: EDM: How to Succeed in Five Easy Steps!

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RexLewis
RexLewis

 I agree with everyone.

Sha Almont
Sha Almont

Said it before, no one gives a fuck you are old and played out lol, such a drama queen.

Eddie Nin
Eddie Nin

he is 100% correct.... screw all you trust fund kids that know jack sh!t about music...and worst...cant even dance lmaoooo

Tijuana Jackson
Tijuana Jackson

I'm not a fan of his music or way his attitude but he shouldn't have played Mansion in the first place, it's not a venue for fans of his music way to over priced and pompous. I mean who wants to get down with a bunch of older people mingling around and peering into the dance floor.. He would have made a killing putting on an big event at The Fillmore and would have had a way better crowd and I'm sure it would have sold out..

Evan Viloria
Evan Viloria

Great musician just needs to make a new album and find the love.

Street Art
Street Art

What an ahole, he is already yesterdayz news....NEXT

Alexis Terrosa
Alexis Terrosa

Whatever he said that shit two years ago about ultra and came back the next year. Hes a drama queen. He has to approve ticket prices. So I am sure he didnt complain when he got that fat check after the show. He lost artistic integrity once he started selling his shirts at hot topic and target. He is the Kanye West of edm

Sean Kandel
Sean Kandel

Miami New Times He went back on his words and played ultra, Because that was his last contract agreement under Ultra Music To my knowledge. Furthermore Nothings wrong with what he said and Basically i agree with him. So its fare to charge a Deadmau5 fan Over 200.00 to sit in the back while a bunch of rich retards are sitting up front on Facebook! I`d have left too. Last time he played mansion the Fans got to go up front. I`d hold the venue Mansion Nightclub responsible for the shitty night Oh and the the guy ^ saying he doesn't produce good music???? I`m sure you Love the track Animals

Evan Viloria
Evan Viloria

He needs to quit drinking children's blood and try a glass of water. When is the last time anyone looked to him for a song on YouTube when someone said "hey play a good one..." My life has less worth after meeting this arrogant prick. What I thought would be a cool experience was instead the biggest regret of my life. I think the world should pull together and start refusing to let him play and maybe he might one day become a real boy...instead of a wooden Pinocchio fuck stick of a waste of skin!!!

John Clark
John Clark

As he sits in the number 12 spot and continues to drop each year. ( let's not forget he also hates Ultra ) Despite his professed antipathy towards DJs, Deadmau5 was fine about answering questions for his Top 100 DJs profile in past years. This year, however, through his management he demanded to know what position he was before he would do so. Because DJ Mag doesn't give out positions until all the results are announced, we didn't do this — and so he refused to answer the questions. The Mau5 may have fallen in the rankings this year, but he still clocks in as the Highest Live Act in the chart. His 'Album Title Goes Here' album was nominated for a Grammy, but it was for his outspoken beefs with various other prominent music figures that he continued to make the most headlines this year. Most recently, Deadmau5 waded into a row between DJ Michael Woods and Justin Bieber after Bieber demanded that Woods play hip-hop in a Singapore nightclub. The Mau5 wrote on Twitter:  “Dear @justinbieber , would you please grow the fuck up already? In the meantime, put a shirt on, and stay away from nightclubs”. Predictably, he received a barrage of abuse from 'Beliebers' back on Twitter. Deadmau5 has also allegedly been embroiled in litigation with Las Vegas high roller Don Johnson, who apparently offered Deadmau5 $200,000 one night in 2011 to play 'Living On A Prayer' by Bon Jovi during his set. The Mau5 obliged, but then Johnson — despite dancing onstage uninvited at the club when the Mau5 dropped the incongruous hair metal cut — wouldn't pay up. That saga continues.

Alex Wall
Alex Wall

"People who paid a lot to see me perform weren't paying me enough attention. Look, they took a photo of the crowd with their phone, they're obviously privileged assholes." Pipe down Mickey Mau5.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

I like deadmau5 but he is a bit of a whinner

Robert Alvarez
Robert Alvarez

Whether you love him or hate him..its good to see big name acts or djs take some iniative or stand against douchebag promoters for douchebag type venues.it needs to start somewhere. Look how terrible ultra music festival has become with its corporate style takeover!!! when it first started til now..a huge money gauging event..nuff said.

Chris Patterson
Chris Patterson

Get off your Damn cell phones while the DJs are performing. This guys set was Un fucking believable last weekend at lights a night. Miami is just a bunch of rich ass holes who don't know shit about good music. Have fun at your avici and kaskade shows!

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

Not for nothing, but he shouldn't bite the hand that feeds him. He got paid a fair sum of money to play back some prerecorded music. Plus, as a top-ranked talent, he can and does demand getting paid the full amount before he gets on the decks, i.e. once the money hits your bank account, shut up, do your job, and go home. If I got paid the princely sums him and other DJs demand to press enter on a laptop for three hours, I'd grin and smile the whole bloody time, whether there was 5000 people in the room who knew who I was, or 5000 trust fund kids who didn't give a rat's ass as to who I was. 


"Hey Mr Tour Manager - did the money hit my bank account?" 


"Yes" 


"Cool deal, let's do this and get the fuck out of here..."


Done and done.

Tony Allen
Tony Allen

He's right though, the scene is all about seeing and being seen now, not enjoying the environment/people/music. It's a common trend among anything that becomes trendy. To be fair, he was doing a big show a few years ago in Bloomington, IN.. the show got cancelled, so he booked a small club/bar venue last minute and tweeted about a free concert to make up for not being able to perform when/where he was supposed to.

Zeus Perez
Zeus Perez

Has anyone given him any cheese? Maybe he's hungry. I get mad when I'm hungry too, well, and silly.

Ronnie_M
Ronnie_M

Who cares. He's over-rated

Aaron Fishbein
Aaron Fishbein

New Times could have done an article that slanted the other way "Deadmau5 complains about South Beach clubs, and he's right." Unfortunately they seem to be stuck in tear down mode. If Jesus came back Miami New Times would write a cover story about how he's making traffic congested and ruining the wine sales business.

demoroman88
demoroman88 topcommenter

If only all the other DJ would stop playing down here too, maybe we could get rid of this fad a bit faster 

Asüka Bazüka
Asüka Bazüka

MAYBE HE SHOULDN'T PLAY MIAMI BEACH AND DO A CLUB IN DOWNTOWN. Duh.

Guti Xavier
Guti Xavier

I agree with him while I agree with you guys on how he should make a move. And don't get me wrong.. I don't like Joel Zimmerman as a person or as the image he puts out to be but he has a huge point this time around and I'm with him.

Eric Carbonell
Eric Carbonell

Good. He should have learned after what happen to DJ Shadow. Let the underground thrive. TOO//FUTURE.

Dean Os
Dean Os

He needs to go to other clubs that Are Not on South Beach then!

Arman Mirza
Arman Mirza

I mean he should know EDM concerts are basically just a huge reason to rave and the music is 2nd to that

Travis Sadbury
Travis Sadbury

If only all edm djs would take up the same policy.

Alfonso Lozada
Alfonso Lozada

Lol he was tweeting while the VIP was. What's he complaining about again?

Penn Swift
Penn Swift

Maybe if he was spinning live and not tweeting the crowd would have been more into it

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

I hate this polesmoker. Dieselboy Gave him shit fire not being a real DJ and he was right. Tell this prick to never leave Canada!!

Sara Pursell
Sara Pursell

Kristal Winn Roland Poitevien We were just talking about this haha

Jennifer Reiss
Jennifer Reiss

Miami New Times... Touche. Until that happens, I'll keep enjoying the sensationalized news and shows Deadmau5 provides me with, without having to leave my city, or better yet, cross the bridge! ;)

Pao Zuniga
Pao Zuniga

Javier Zúñiga Salas interesting read lol

smokepotallday420
smokepotallday420

This dude is the biggest bitchass census around. He makes Kanye West seem reasonable by comparison. He sucks anyway and he doesn't really DJ. Just hits play oba pre recorded CD. Tell this asshole to stay the fuck in Canada. I hear it's lovely this time of year!!

Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia

Wakmau5 is just that a show.... he isn't spinning live... just pressing play

AJ Bernal
AJ Bernal

Btw I absolutely hate mansion nightclub. The scumbag of the earth run that place and they have 2 incompetent girls running will call each night when there hundreds waiting in line. No efficiency whatsoever.

AJ Bernal
AJ Bernal

Let the deadmau5 fans be up front and enjoy his show while the spoiled rotten text messaging rich kids text in the VIP section in the back.

AJ Bernal
AJ Bernal

He is justified in his remarks toward the Miami promoters

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