It's been a weird week for electronic music to say the least. The Mat Zo chronicles have gone on non-stop with deadmau5, Diplo, and many others getting involved. In other news, we've seen Diplo calling Zedd out and even saying that his album True Colors was shit.
This obviously stirred up some tension with many people picking sides, with Diplo finding himself in the middle of both debates. When asked about the Tweet in a recent interview, Diplo spoke of not being enemies with Zedd but also calling his album flat, expected, and easy.
Then he had a change of heart and sent out a Tweet praising Zedd, calling him dope and telling everyone to listen to his album (plus a pizza emoji). Diplo can't seem to make up his mind, but it's a confusing time for electronic music in general. Bashing EDM, picking sides on the Mat Zo argument, ghost producers, and whether True Colors or Peace Is The Mission is better. You can view everything that occurred between the two below.
Diplo: I’m actually not enemies with Zedd by any means. I just think that he came from such a cool place, and now he’s been pegged as a money-maker for a major label to do EDM, which to me isn’t even a genre. But they’ve pegged him for that, they’ve marketed him, even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez, all the things to sell records took away from the music. He’s an amazing producer and good songwriter. I just feel like…I was hoping he’d come out of the scene and do something.He had some pop records and I think he was learning how to make great songs through that. So to just kind of like not care and make an album that’s just stereotype…there’s nothing really there for anybody.
He’s got a really loud space right now in this culture, there are a lot of people paying attention to him, he can do this awesome music, and to just come out with something so flat and expected and easy for people…When Skrillex and I came out with the Jack Ü album, we came out with the weirdest s–t we could think of. We’re not about to put out the same songs we did over and over again. You only live once, you know what I’m saying?"