Known as one of the top DJ-producers in the world, Steve Angello
is a household name in the electronic dance music world. He and his Swedish House Mafia comrades sell out shows around the world, offering their audience a unique audio experience like none-other, by taking club sounds to the world-stage. But, after a video
was released of Steve Angello taking quite the breather in the booth at the 2011 Dance Valley music festival
, it's caused an uproar among fans and Swedish House Mafia haters. Titled, "Steve Angello @ Dance Valley - How To Fake Your Fans," this isn't the greatest bit of press for Angello, especially when his career is still on the upswing.
Not to say that Angello pulled a complete Milli Vanilli, but the fact that his pre-recorded set at such a big event has been released, many may not deem it worthy to spend upwards of $50 to watch the DJ-producer pretend-fiddle with knobs on his mixer. His response via-TwitLonger
"Can't believe you guys are still going for it . don't you have better things to do then make up bullshit to write about me faking a whole set when i just explained that it was the last 11 mins of my set so they could fire of the special fx and all the fireworks , stop with your bullshit and get on with your lives , if it would be up to you guys we would all be stuck in cells without electricity and banging on a floor without a big show so you would feel better for yourselves not being there , i would never fake a whole set in my entire life and those 10 mins are part of the show . if you don't wanna see fireworks and a massive finale stop buying tickets to events where that happens and stay home instead . i hate when people make up a big story and feed on it like sugar to ants . make something better of your time instead of wasting mine !! if you would put as much time on your own careers as you do talking shit maybe a thing like this wouldn't affect you , i know who my real fans are and you haters are not my real fans , cause if you would be you would get what i´m saying after seeing the shows we do , you probably haven't even been to any of my shows and won't ever come so drop it , get on with your lives ! - SA"
Valid point, and valid argument. But it still doesn't shy away from the fact that this will definitely become a thorn in the side of Angello as far as his reputation in music goes. Next time anyone buys a ticket for $50+ to his, or a Swedish House Mafia show, they'll definitely be thinking twice.