Well. We found out what had Kaskade so riled up, and we can’t say we blame him. On the biography section of his DJ Mag entry, Steven Flynn writes this:

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.

Three years ago, Kaskade was ahead of the curve. In his editorial post on tumblr about the lack of credibility and usefulness behind the DJ Mag Top 100 list, he writes:

While I do appreciate a person taking their time to vote for me, it’s ok if you’d rather spend your time doing something else. This type of competition, poll, award whatever is not on my radar. I don’t have the bandwidth to campaign for an event that mainly exists as a stunt for Facebook and website page views. And while the integrity of the voting process has never actually been solid, the bigger and somewhat embarrassing question is, does EDM actually need a Prom King or Homecoming Queen? I didn’t jockey for the title in High School, and I’m not doing it now.

Kaskade has never been shy about voicing his opinions online, but this latest string of tweets has us scratching our heads.

His spot on the DJ Mag Top 100 list this year dropped by 38 places. Going by Kaskade’s own words, this should mean nothing to him. But according to some odd tweets from Kaskade yesterday, DJ Mag definitely rubbed him the wrong way this year.

Judging by the marked language and heated tone, I’m willing to bet that DJ Mag had some tweets that are now deleted – for good reason.

Kaskade has generally been shown to be quite level headed, so this out-of-character showing is significant. Did DJ Mag really call Kaskade a “pottymouth douche”? GDE claims it was because Kaskade refused to give an interview to DJ Mag, but I wouldn’t give it any credence without an official statement from either party.

Whatever way you slice it, Kaskade is mad and DJ Mag loses its credibility even more. Will the bad press reach critical mass, or will this be another case of “any publicity is good publicity”?


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