Deadmau5: “ASOT is about as much ‘Trance’ as Nelson Mandela is indie punk”



Joel ‘Deadmau5’ Zimmerman is back to his old tricks on Twitter, and this time his target is “Trance.”

It all started with a tweet from dance site Stoney Roads, asking,

“Ever listen to a super vocal trance tune and just think ‘hell yea’,”

Zimmerman replied,

“No …wouldnt really call that trance. Trance died in the late 90′s unfortunately. Thanks a lot binary finary. 🙁 RIP platypus rec.”

Trance producer Binary Finary Tweeted back:

“Ignorant comment considering Trance Genre is bigger than ever.”

A Twitter war soon ensued between the two edm producers.

With Zimmerman also turning his sights of Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance series, tweeting, “ASOT is about as much ‘trance’ as Nelson Mandela is indie punk.”

“Anyone else remember ‘Trance’?”

Zimmerman said

“I’m thinking like, Union Jack… Art of Trance… Etc. You know, old people music,” before clarifying, “Settle down kids, I’m not picking fights. Love what u want. The version of ‘trance’ in my head is more antiquated than adagio for strings k?”

Armin Van Buuren waded in on the next morning, tweeting: 
“why don’t you come and play #ASOT700 and show us what “trance” is? Or backing out again?” (now deleted)

Zimmerman replied, “thanks for the kind offer, but no thanks. I’m not really into trance all that much. just 1 opinion of 6.5 billion others,” and, well, you can read the whole story below:

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