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Canadian producer deadmau5 is certainly no stranger to talking to magazines and appearing on their covers – and he’s certainly no stranger to making people’s jaw drop with the things he has to say about popular musicians and the music industry in general. In one of his most candid interviews ever, Zimmerman expressed his unforgiving opinion on Kanye West and also why he dislikes the word EDM.

Regarding the current buzz word that so many hate to hear, EDM, he says “Yeah, I just renamed it. I called it “Event Driven Marketing.”

And of course if he gets in to any sort of trouble, he turns to a fellow rule breaker for help: “If I’m having problems with my label, I can always talk to Tommy Lee, who’s been sued more times than anyone I know. It makes my life not feel so fucking bad.”

When asked if he were to produce a new stage show with a rapper right now, who would it be? deadmau5 says, “Anyone other than fucking Kanye. I fucking hate him.”

deadmau5 also discusses Ultra, spending the rest of his life with Kat Von D, SwedishHouse Mafia and what rapper’s he WOULD work with and more throughout the 7-page cover story.

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