Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kanye vs. Deadmau5: How it relates to my thesis

As some of you may or may not know, Twitter is a ridiculous place. So ridiculous in fact that there has recently been a Twitter war between a man who performs in a mouse head and a man who named his child North. Thats right, Kayne and Deadmau5 are beefing.

You may ask yourself why two equally successful yet equally egotistical men have gotten into it on the social media giant. In an attempt to make a long story short, a photo recently surfaced of Kanye West's laptop screen showing a Sufjan Stevens track. This is unimportant. What is important are the tabs open on Kanye's browser. You see a tab for the 50 best VST plugins, a tab for Xfer Records Serum (a VST plugin that Deadmau5 helped design) and tab for the pirate bay... a known torrenting website.

Deadmau5, otherwise known as Joel, took it upon himself to put the pieces together: Kanye was torrenting Serum. Kanye West, uber super star, reported 53 million dollars in debt (which his wife remedied) couldn't afford a $189 plugin. This is where the war began. Insults were thrown left and right (Kanye got REKT if you ask me) and we now have a piece of internet gold.

How does this relate to my thesis you ask? I used Serum to make a few of the sounds :)

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