It’s not every day that a dance music legend takes credit for the antics of another legendary producer, but here we have Frankie Bones saying “it’s my fault” that deadmau5 became such a troll.
This whole story began in the Facebook group for the blog We Got This Covered, of which Bones is apparently a member. In a discussion following the most recent Skrillex & Deadmau5 beef, Bones came out and said it.
It all started on an electronic production forum on MySpace, where deadmau5 was apparently subjected to one of his first online troll attacks; though this time, he was on the receiving end.
“I never engaged with deadmau5 on Myspace; he started posting in specific topics and what happened was that he got into something about synths and application from a guy we will just call “Agent 23″ and he really took his first online beating. The truth is, no matter how much you know there will always be someone who knows more,” says Bones.
Bones says that even he made the mistake of mispronouncing deadmau5’s name the first night they met in 2008, calling him “day-mow-five.” To be fair, this was before the mau5head made its debut, which would have been a much easier visual reminder of how the name should be pronounced. Bones even made comments about the now-iconic mau5head, stating, “I told him I thought it was a novelty and novelty shit wears off in six months to a year. Mind you, he had not come out with that helmet yet. I did say if it worked he would have more money then he would know what to do with, and that basically is exactly what happened.”
Deadmau5 deleted his social media – Facebook & Twitter – last week, and aside from his live.deadmau5.com channel, which is open to subscribers, the rest of us are sort of left in the dark about what he’s up to. We know that he’s finished (or is super close to finishing) his studio, and he uploaded a new track to Soundcloud the day he deleted everything else, so he might be feeling more productive now.
How much Bones contributed to deadmau5’s online persona in the seven years following their first meeting is really up for debate. It’s difficult to really gauge how one interaction created the man we know today, but perhaps that’s for another time.
Source: We Got This Covered |