In today’s ridiculous news, we finally found out why Kaskade was attacking DJ Mag on Twitter in regards to the DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
The stem of the aggravation? His artist bio when you click his name on the list of the Top 100 poll. If you’re too lazy to click (c’mon, just admit it) you can read it in full below as well as further discussion on the matter.
“From: Los Angeles, California
Style: EDM, progressive
Last year, Kaskade’s management made a song and dance about him answering a few simple questions for our poll. This year, they went one step further — insisting the main man was too busy on tour to answer the questions we put his way.
He’s not the only one, but all things considered this LA-based DJ/producer is fast becoming as notorious for his potty-mouth as he is his musical output. Last year, for example, he famously told us that “Anyone over the age of 30 is suspect in a nightclub” (Kaskade is 44), while this year he’s been taking pop-shots at rock royalty in the shape of Sir Paul McCartney.
To give you a bit of background, at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival, the sound bleed from Kaskade’s stage meant that it interrupted McCartney’s acoustic guitar during a tribute to John Lennon.
“I intended this,” McCartney joked as Kaskade’s bass crossed over to his stage. “It’s like a crazy mash-up of this song and whatever they’re playing over there.”
Kaskade’s response? “I love that!
There’s something irreverent about electronic music, that it’s very young and youthful, so the fact that I pissed some old guy off is very funny. Life achievement unlocked.”
Douche. He might be big business in Vegas and a regular fixture in the Top 100, but with this sort of outspoken carry-on it’s surely only a matter of time before this man’s antics relegate him to a bin marked ‘obscurity’. Kaskade, please, stick with the day job, mate.”
So obviously, this is way out of line. Biographies are supposed to be accurate descriptions of artists’ backgrounds and recent success, not biased tirades that directly attack an individual over an incident that the writer was probably not even in attendance to witness for himself. Kaskade was simply jovial in his response, as he almost always is – and perhaps even joking on the matter. He assuredly intended no offense, and we don’t believe the legend, Paul McCartney, so much as batted an eye at the possibly obtuse remark. For a writer working on a piece that was intended for accurate and promotional reporting, calling Kaskade a “douche” is completely unacceptable and, in fact, only detrimental to whatever integrity is left for DJ Mag and their paid-for Top 100 poll.