Diplo statement in response to his Daft Punk review backlash
After sort of an impulsive Twitter review of Random Access Memories, Diplo has received a lot of flack from the Daft Punk loyalists. So during a flight between shows, he took the time to write quite a lengthy post to clarify what he meant with lines like ‘The song with todd edwards makes me feel like I’m alone at waffle house and the jukebox is broken and only micheal mcdonald plays out of it’.
Oh, and did you hear the Random Access Memories' bonus track Diplo couldn't review, because it was only released on the Japan version of the record?
Dig into the full statement with quite a few legit arguments below, or on his FB wall:
going on rants never works out for me but fuck it this is a long flight…ill start with a story
My favorite poet is william blake..
When I was younger. I had one teacher that didn’t like his poetry.. her opinion was that he shouldn’t have been so revered as many had put up so high. I didn’t even understand half of what william blake wrote. But I loved the words. I loved the drawings with his poems and I loves how his sentences made me read them 4 or 5 times in a row until they jus steamrolled over my brain.. I was ride or die for william blake.. But was I gonna quit school because my teacher wasn’t.. Nope.. I wasn’t about to argue with her either. I didn’t care.. it was between me and william blake. The teachers opinion didn’t matter.
That fact that she had an opinion made my opinion more valid .. Because I made up my mind what I liked and I stood by it.. Nothing influenced me.. And I hope u guys feel the same way and also feel strong about what u believe or what u feel inside..
My all time favorite daft punk song was “make love” from the last album, not the bangers that you might expect but the subtlety of that record was amazing and i love the production on it..
the new album i do like a lot as well.. my favorite song being doing it right with panda bear i think its my favorite tune of the year so far. i quite like the album .. my twitters were sarcastic.. per usual social media to me is more of performance art.
but lemme try and explain my reviews of the album
I spent most of my life in florida..
Right now.. In my life.. I don’t want music that represents excessive blissed out easy listening. I grew up being forced to listen to hotel california..
And Im also not into the white bearded rich malibu palm tree los angeles that it paints.. LA is great because its real and gritty so that just turned me off…
I jus imagine it to be bearded white men in fancy cars and white suits being excessive … anyway I’m old… 34 years old..
When I first heard daft punk I was in my teens and going to my first parties that played dance music.. With no words.. That was new world to me.
Maybe I’m in denial because I’m old.. But this album was obviously for people that enjoy breazy walks with their pets and smoking cigarettes in malibu.. I do not. I spent most of my life in florida..making sandwiches..mowing lawns or parking motorcycles.. There wasn’t anything I hated more then the eagles and micheal mcdonald.. I wouldn’t even listen to fleetwood mac until I was 28.. An adult.. Then I got it. Eventually i even fell in love with stevie nicks..
But I have her… Lots of songs.. I don’t need daft punk remind me that I’m old. I still like to turn shit upside down and make noise..
When I make statements on twitter. I usually think they are just for myself.. but they always become rumor and gossip blog fodder.. if you know me in real life you might know I’m not a complete asshole, even though all my girlfriends all think that i am
I also know that nobody will post this letter on a news source..
But over 50 influential blogs and music wedbsites posted my twitter one liners… Within an hour Why? Because it was funny controversial and will bring readers into there site and hopefully drive up traffic. That’s pretty much what I’m good at.. being obnoxious. Making people feel one way or another. i agree with everything that daft punk said in the billboard interview…. thats exactly how i feel about mainstream edm as well.
but for some of the fans to get mad at me for having an opinion .. thats just ignorant.. I also don’t think any daft punk stans will read this.. They jus think me as a bitter dj that is jealous of daft punk. they also don’t even know my msic.. They probably only googled me and decided to write on my facebook because that’s there way of showing their love for daft punk.. I highly doubt they even thought thru my sarcasm on twitter… Pretty much 95 % of my twitter is that.. making fun of social media by using it incorrectly ..
but I am jealous of daft punk because their fans did blindly get moved and angry when someone doesn’t like their idol.. haha yeah i am! No one boycotted pitchfork or philly weekly when they trashed the last major lazer album! where’s my navy!?! I’m joking i love bad reviews they make me work harder and think more.. even though u always risk over intellectualizing music..
So if u actually care about music not about percieved gossip and trashy blogs.. and you read through this I appreciate it. Thanks
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