Deadmau5 along with other EDM artists Mat Zo and Porter Robinson have given their opinion on a new reality TV program with the working title Superstar DJ. As reported by In the Mix, the show is geared towards discovering ‘the next electronic dance music DJ/Producer superstar’.
Casting director Doron Ofir (Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, Jersey Shore) is behind the project and those wanting to audition for the show can head over to edmcasting.com and answer questions such as: ‘Break down your typical day from the moment you wake up till you call it a night’ and ‘Describe your personality (the good and the bad)’.
Unsurprisingly, the reality program has been criticised by EDM artists who didn’t obtain notoriety by entering a contest show. Perhaps the most vocally opposed artist is British DJ Mat Zo, who has blasted Ofir directly on Twitter. The outspoken Deadmau5 and fellow American DJ Porter Robinson have also tweeted their opinions on Superstar DJ.
As noted by In The Mix, although Superstar DJ will be the first ‘electronic dance music reality show’ it is not the first time such a show has been pitched. Below you can check out the spoof trailer for a proposed reality DJ contest program that was reportedly being produced by Simon Cowell and Overbrook Entertainment, co-founded by Will Smith.
@doronofircast you reduce a whole global culture to the level of reality tv and you expect the people to sit quietly?
— Mat Zo (@mat_zo) January 2, 2013
YAYAYAYYYYYY!!! I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR NEW TV MADE EDM SUPERSTARS!! thanks edmcasting.com, eat a dick.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) January 2, 2013
@deadmau5 that dude asked me to retweet that shit! Stoopid!
— TOMMY LEE (@MrTommyLand) January 2, 2013
whoever wins this “edm reality competition” (barf) will be so soundly rejected by the dance community that they won’t get booked anyway.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) January 2, 2013
Watch: Simon Cowell presents: The DJ X-Factor (Spoof Trailer)