Uncredited beat-makers claim a major role in electronic-dance tracks. Is it time for them to come out from behind the curtain?
Electronic music has rotten teeth that need to be pulled." So declared a recent Twitter rant from Grammy-nominated British producer Matan Zohar, known as DJ Mat Zo, taking shots at some of EDM's most prominent players -- including Tiesto, Diplo and Markus Schulz -- for employing ghost producers, the anonymous beat-makers who are paid to create music for famous DJs behind the scenes, usually without credit. "I'm just a nerd standing up to the jock who stole all the nerd's homework," wrote Zohar.