"You greedy rat head fuck."

A Guy Called Gerald has posted a rant online aimed at Canadian producer deadmau5.

deadmau5 is - it's fair to say - extremely outspoken. Recently chatting to American magazine Rolling Stone, the Canadian producer decided to tear into some of his contemporaries in the rise of commercial EDM.

“David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, ‘Here’s one with Akon, check it out!’,” he said. “Even Skrillex isn’t doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he’s just playing his shit … People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I’m not a button-pusher. I’m just pushing a lot more buttons.”

Later clarifying his comments in a blog post, this has not placated A Guy Called Gerald. Ensured his pantheon amongst electronic greats via perennial Acid classic 'Voodoo Ray' - and his sublime Jungle work - the producer was fairly hacked off by deadmau5's comments.

Writing on his blog, A Guy Called Gerald posted the following annihilation of the Canadian producer.

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I know who you are. You are some record company or failed journalist asshole left over from the last century who is jealous of the way electronic music is working in this brave fast new century. The only button you and people like you are interested in pushing is a nuke for the Palestinians. You come into our system that we have nurtured for the last 25 years, trick hardworking people into giving you their money, con honest promoters, take large sums of money out of the system and then spit back into our faces that YOU are tricking everyone.

I agree there are loads of people like you who do fake it. It is easy with the software you are using. Don’t worry we are going to find ways of stopping you. You greedy rat head fuck.

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Ouch. deadmau5 has yet to respond.

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