deadmau5 Criticizes Features in Dance Music After Calvin Harris Album Announce

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Deadmau5 performs during Music Midtown 2016 at Piedmont Park on Sept. 18, 2016 in Atlanta.

The bigger the producer, the bigger the features, right? Well, one artist seems to think the feature game has gotten a little out of hand.

In the wake of Calvin Harris' star-studded album announcement, deadmau5 took to Twitter to bemoan the proliferation of features. He worries that it's not so much about artist-to-artist vision, and more a grab for radio play. After all, two superstars for the price of one is like trying to climb the charts with a pop-magnet.

Features have been a big part of Calvin Harris' work since he first made terrestrial radio crossover. It's a big part of modern dance music culture, just as it is with hip-hop. Still, deadmau5 has achieved staggering success with listeners without many features or pop crossover. Does he have a point? Check out his argument below.

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