Avicii & Deadmau5 Respond to Noel Gallagher's Criticism of EDM at Festivals

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Avicii performs during day 2 of Hard Rock Rising Festival on July 25, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

A typically cynical Noel Gallagher criticized Avicii and other festival-headlining DJs in a series of interviews surrounding Scotland's T In The Park festival earlier this month. Now Avicii and fellow Gallagher-shaded producer deadmau5 are responding to the High Flying Birds frontman.

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Gallagher had said of his fellow headliner Avicii, "I don't know anything about Avicii. I don't wish to know anything about Avicii. It sounds like an artist from the Renaissance period." Of the DJ's then-impending set, Gallagher said "Don't worry, I can save [the festival] after that." In another interview, he said that festivals are becoming "disturbing, if a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player is what it's all about. That's quite a bleak future."

Avicii responded to Gallagher yesterday (July 27) on Instagram with a South Park clip and saying, "What is really 'sad' is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit you haven't even heard." He signed the letter "Dude in a hat."


https://youtu.be/qmWdkYPT2dA?t=7m21s Sounds like youre playing the wrong festival if youre at the same time dissing its entire audiences music taste you silly sausage! :O. (PS: Guess what: There are still good bands, still making great music that changes peoples lives, - what is really "sad" is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit u havnt even heard , I really didnt think someone whose whole image is being witty would turn all stereotype 'bitter ol timer rocker' like that lol. I Wish you nothing but the best and hope you one day will broaden your music taste and keep developing urself as an artist and musicians. I would actually love to preview you my album song by song and hear your honest feedback but I dare you to say the same thing afterwards // "Dude in a hat"

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deadmau5 also got in on the action. After Gallagher opened the interview with, "Hello, this is deadmau5 without the stupid fucking hat," he replied, "Well I'm Noel Gallagher, without the stupid accent." See the video below:


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