Mat Zo has been firing well-aimed shots at the EDM establishment over the last few days.
He's used Twitter to air an assortment of industry-based frustrations which he says have built up over the last seven years in the game.
Electronic music has rotten teeth that need to be pulled— . (@Mat_Zo) May 29, 2015
Rather than letting rip on a stereotypical dance music Twitter beef, Zo is airing some bonafide grievances which, if you hit up his timeline, are resonating with a raft of artists and fans alike. He's been kicking at the higher echelons of dance music, hitting topics such as ghost writing, making music simply for the money, 'fake' DJs and, perhaps most interestingly of all, the allegation that artists are buying festival slots for $100,000.
Btw, you know you can pay to headline a festival. Many big names do it to secure the best slots, its about $100,000— . (@Mat_Zo) May 29, 2015
Zo can be counted among fellow big names such as Skrillex, Porter Robinson and Deadmau5 as someone who doesn't really play by the rules. Some more choice tweets below.
Electronic music used to be a bunch of nerds/geeks/outliers, and I have a lot invested in trying to keep it that way— . (@Mat_Zo) May 29, 2015
Nothing wrong with EDM, its the fact that EDM has taken over electronic music and strangled it out of existence— . (@Mat_Zo) June 2, 2015