The dance music community was shocked when one of it's fastest rising producers, Ten Wall, went off on a hateful and disgraceful homophobic rant, calling homosexuals “people of other breed." This appalling statement prompted most of the music industry to shun the Lithuanian producer, real name Marijus Adomaitis, who was also dropped from all remaining scheduled gigs.
He would go on to issue a number of apologies, months later, but the damage was done, he had shown his true colors. He even went on to produce a track with a transgender musician, Alex Radford, to try and supply evidence that he had changed his ways. This was to no avail of course, as it almost seemed like a forced move in order to get back in the industry's good graces. There was months of radio silence from his camp, but we had not heard the last of Ten Walls just yet.
Now, over a year later, Ten Walls is attempting an official comeback. He went on tour and released a new EP, which was met with mixed reviews aesthetically, but many in the industry were not yet ready to let him back into the community. That notion has become even more apparent now, as Ten Walls has recently been booked for a gig at Circoloco Ibiza, and his peers have once again responded in outrage.
The Circoloco party at DC10 on July 4th features a stacked lineup of artists including Seth Troxler, Ellen Allien, Nicole Moudaber, Jeremy Underground and more. Ten Walls is also included on this lineup.
Seeing the disgraced name on such a respected bill has many fans and artists alike, calling for the DJs to protest the event. You can read the responses from the dance music community in the gallery above.
UPDATE: Ten Walls has been dropped from Circoloco on July 4th. Their statement reads: "Ten Walls will no longer be playing at Circoloco next Monday. Circoloco and DC10 Ibiza exist due to values of equality and freedom and we deeply regret any offense caused by this booking." Updated flyer is below.