The Stateside “EDM” contagion reached a new low this weekend when trip-hop demi-god DJ Shadow was kicked off the decks at Miami's Mansion for being 'too future'.
Footage has surfaced on Youtube of the 'Entroducing' legend spinning Krampfhaft 'Spit Thunder' (see below) to howls of abuse from the 'floor while a member of staff asks him to step down. Shadow's response (also below) is to jump on the mic to explain to the angry mob below: 'I've waited a long time to play here but I've been told this shit is too future for all y'all.'
He later tweeted:
'I don't care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet. I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ... ever #AllBassesCovered'
Mansion – which describes itself on its Facebook page as a venue that's 'set the stage for some of the music world’s most heralded events, from groundbreaking DJ sets by trailblazers David Guetta, Deamau5 and Skrillex, to parties hosted by P. Diddy and Jay Z, to live performances by Britney Spears, Prince and Velvet Revolver' – also saw Defected don Dennis Ferrer booted out the booth for not playing 'commercial enough' back in February this year.
Have your say... What does this say about the US club scene today? Should VIPs have the power to pull the shots or should they respect the choice of the DJ they've paid to see?
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