deadmau5 & kill the noise

The Signs as My Favorite DJs
  • Aries: Skrillex
  • Taurus: deadmau5
  • Gemini: Dillion Francis
  • Cancer: C418
  • Leo: Zedd
  • Virgo: Madeon
  • Libra: Marshmello
  • Scorpio: Mat Zo
  • Sagittarius: Knife Party
  • Capricorn: Kill Paris
  • Aquarius: Kill the Noise
  • Pisces: Porter Robinson
The Signs As Electronic Music

ARIES - Kill Everybody | Skrillex

TAURUS - Animals | Martin Garrix

GEMINI - Ghosts N’ Stuff | Deadmau5

CANCER - NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix) | Duck Sauce

LEO - Try It Out | Skrillex & Alvin Risk

VIRGO - Don’t You Worry Child | Swedish House Mafia

LIBRA - Febreze (feat. 2 Chainz) | Skrillex & Diplo

SCORPIO - Centipede | Knife Party

SAGITTARIUS - I Can’t Take It | Dillon Francis

CAPRICORN - Wake Me Up | Avicii

AQUARIUS - Levels | Avicii

PISCES - EDM Death Machine | Knife Party

Miranda's Music Masterlist!

Animals - Martin Garrix (5:03)

Language - Porter Robinson (6:08)

Vortex Reflex - Dioramic (3:35)

Bootleg Fireworks - Dillon Francis (4:51)

The Veldt - Deadmau5 (8:39)

Strobe - Deadmau5 (10:37)

Carried Away (Dillon Francis Remix) - Passion Pit (4:21)

LRAD - Knife Party (5:15)

Icarus - Madeon (4:09)

Cut The Kid - Madeon (3:17)

Shades of Funk - Kill Paris (2:42)

Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) - Deadmau5 (4:15)

Moar Ghosts n Stuff - Deadmau5 (4:57)

Dill The Noise - Dillon Francis & Kill The Noise (4:55)

Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams (4:07)

There Might Be Coffee - Deadmau5 (5:15)

Get Low - Dillon Francis & DJ Snake (3:33)

Play That Funky Music White Boy (Kill Paris Remix) - Wild Cherry (3:16)

Ghosts n Stuff - Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire (5:28)

Slats Slats Slats - Skrillex (5:19)

D# Fat - Armin van Buuren & W&W (5:28)

Sea of Voices - Porter Robinson (4:59)

Father Said - Skrillex & 12th Planet (3:57)

Technicolor - Madeon (6:27)

Stars Come Out (Dillon Francis Remix) - Zedd (4:08)

Find You - Zedd ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant (3:24)

Easy - Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (6:37)

Booming Track - Ekowraith (5:31)

Pop Culture - Madeon (3:24)

Dovregubben - Zedd (5:00)

Strobe [Club Edit] - Deadmau5 (3:26)

Baby Come Back (Kill Paris Remix) - Player (3:24)

Without You - Dillon Francis ft. T.E.E.D. (4:06)

Autonomy - Zedd (6:31)

The City - Madeon (4:30)

Clarity - Zedd ft. Foxes (4:31)

The Legend of Zelda - Zedd (6:11)

Stay The Night - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams (3:35)

I Love You Lana Del Rey (Where I Left My Heart) - Kill Paris (3:31)

Lick It (Datsik Remix) - Kaskade & Skrillex (5:00)

IDGAFOS - Dillon Francis (4:08)

Popped A Molly I’m Sweatin’ (Aylen Remix) - Dillon Francis (2:55)

Alive (Zedd Remix) - Empire of the Sun (3:47)

Cthulhu Sleeps - Deadmau5 (10:35)

Fucking Die - Skrillex (3:50)

Lost at Sea - Zedd ft. Ryan Tedder (3:45)

Sofi Needs a Ladder - Deadmau5 ft. Sofi (6:43)

Spectrum - Zedd ft. Matthew Koma (6:01)

Keep Your Secrets in Midnight City - Kill Paris (4:19)

Thunder - W&W (4:58)

An open post to the idiots who made We Are Your Friends

I already kinda went into this bullshit on twitter, but whatever, my anger is stoked.

This film…everything I’ve heard about it, all the reviews I’ve read or watched (especially the ones that go into a point-by-point about what happens in the film), the trailers, everything…

The reason why this film fucking tanked is because it reeks of utter cluelessness and cynicism. It’s a film made by people who want to speak the language of “the kids nowadays” without any kind of effort to learn what the fuck it actually means. And everyone saw through it.

People, especially producers, have already gone off about stuff like “one song and a little bit of luck = instant fame”, but for me, what has always pissed me off about this fucking film is that it’s completely about the wrong kind of people, with the wrong kind of motivations.

To all myself and all my friends who are into electronic, this genre, this scene has been the place for weirdos. But not just weirdos who listen to the music and go to the shows and nerd out about how the songs make them feel.

The weirdos who make this music to begin with.

The likes of deadmau5, Knife Party, Kill the Noise, Mystery Skulls, Porter Robinson, Madeon, all these talented people wouldn’t be caught dead with the assholes in We Are Your Friends, because the assholes in this movie would be the ones treating them like goddamn garbage and pawns to further stardom (like how Zac Efron treats the DJ who helps him get big - he repays the dude by sleeping with said dude’s girlfriend, because that is totally PLUR). 

To me, part of the reason why the electronic I listen to speaks to me so much is because it’s clearly made by the kind of people I feel some kind of bizarre kinship with. The weirdos who would rather hide in their studios and make art, and take pictures of their ridiculously-named cats. The weirdos who would joke about calculating how many “fuck”s could fit on a hard drive, or rant about tech, or write bizarre tweets about the meaning of life (or dicks) at 2 AM. The likes of deadmau5 will use more wiring and consoles than a NASA mission control center to get a synth just right, or spend hours without food or sleep, like Knife Party, to get all the little bits right and make a song that feels amazing, or write tracks with an intangible aesthetic or concept in mind, like Porter Robinson or Madeon. All to make music that speaks to themselves and their listeners.

The guys in We Are Your Friends don’t feel any kind of connection to the music they’re playing to get big. They have monologues about BPM while the film zooms into a person’s heartbeat CSI-style, as if electronic could so easily be summed up only in such technical terms. They take drugs to give us a weird CGI sequence of the background paint bleeding onto fellow ravers, because surely the drug experience while this music plays is what matters. It’s not like you can close your eyes and have your brain give you the best things while listening to this music (in my case - giant robots), right? Or lose yourself to the visuals, to the feel, to cry as you sing the words to your favorite song as if you are finally being spoken to in a language that you understand

To the protagonists of this film, electronic itself is irrelevant. It’s a means to an end, and that end is short-lived fame and profit.

Is it at all surprising that this movie tanked? It didn’t even bother to speak to its intended audience - electronic music listeners. Diehards will see how pathetically transparent and cynical this premise is; casuals don’t care enough to go see a movie about it; the uninitiated will be turned off by the music and scene they’re not interested in anyway; and most of the people in these three groups wouldn’t want to see a movie about bro-y assholes.