Joel Zimmerman, better known to most as Deadmau5, has confessed to Q Radio that he feels he has 'sold out' by writing a dubstep song, stating that he only did so because that genre of music was popular at the time.
"[Dubstep] is a conduit for previously mainstream pop acts to use", said Deadmau5. "I've only ever made one dubstep track and I will admit I only did it because it was cool at the time. Not a fan of of dubstep but I figured 'Okay, well I'm sure I can engineer something that's palatable or on par with the whole Skrillex think that everyone is into."
"I sold out on that track", Zimmerman continued. "I absolutely sold out because I did it for the popularity factor. But now a lot of pop acts like 'she who shall not be named' (Madonna, in case you couldn't tell)...are going to use the whole dance/rave thing that died in 1992 that somehow got revived as mainstream dance music and they're going to use that and sell it out and over-saturate it."
Deadmau5 was heavily critical of Madonna earlier this year for what he sees as her endorsement of club drugs, both with the name of her latest album - MDNA - and comments about drug-taking she's made on stage.
Zimmerman said: "[Her] message just really upset me. I'm not stupid, I know what going on with this whole thing. I'm wearing this mouse head and I'm watching kids get carried out by paramedics over the front railing and I'm playing. Sometimes I just want to stop the show, it's not cool and I really don't like it and it upsets me. So for her to just go with it and have a great time, I just thought, fuck it give her a blast because that's fucked up."