Tiesto has slated Daft Punk in a new interview, stating simply: "I'm destroying them now..."
Daft Punk's return has been near unanimously praised. 'Get Lucky' smashed into number one, and was swiftly followed by new album 'Random Access Memories'. Amidst the hype, though, a few dissenting voices remain.
Tiesto is one of the biggest commercial forces in dance music, and man who might well have EDM imprinted in his DNA. So the return of the French duo has ruffled his feathers.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, the producer explained that he believed most Daft Punk fans don't even like their music. "It got so much attention because it's so different and it's an attitude album," he says. "It’s cool to like Daft Punk. Even if you're not into the song, as soon as you hear ('Get Lucky'), you see all the cool people go, 'Oh yeah, this is cool, that's my song,' and they don't really even enjoy it."
Sour grapes? No according to Tiesto. "I'm destroying them now… Sorry Daft Punk."
The Dutch trance colossus revealed that he hasn't been a fan of Daft Punk for a while. "...The Tron soundtrack wasn't that great and this is not great, either," he says. "But because it's Daft Punk and they're supposed to be cool and they had the amazing pyramid at Coachella a couple of years ago and the helmets - they're fucking cool. But the music doesn’t deliver on the hype so much."
Thems be fighting words... so who do you back? Daft Punk or Tiesto? Leave your thoughts in the comment section...
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