Last year I interviewed Anna Lunoe upstairs at Q Nightclub in Seattle as Lithuanian producer and DJ Ten Walls played underneath us.
During the interview Lunoe talked about the importance of calling people out on their bullshit, as the internet gives people the impression that they can be as vile as they want without consequence. She said:
“People are fucking weird on the internet. They say really awful things to people. It’s like no one realizes that they’re actually saying it to someone… People have so much shit going on and they say the dumbest stuff. I just think it’s important to pull them up on it.”
Now, in a turn of poetic justice, Ten Walls’ career is over because he said awful, ignorant things online.
He posted an update on his personal Facebook page that Gay Star News says translates to:
“I remember producing music for one Lithuanian musician, who tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them. When I asked him “what would you do if you realized that your 16-year-old son’s browny (anus) is ripped by his boyfriend?” Well he was silent…
In the good 90s… these people of different breed where fixed…
One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to [my] hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing.”
Ten Walls’ music is heavily influenced by house music, but he evidently doesn’t know the genre’s history.
A post on the Ten Walls Facebook page apologizes for the statement, saying he has decided to take a break from touring. Ten Walls didn’t actually make that decision, the electronic music community made the decision for him.
Ten Walls was dropped from a long list of festivals and shows, including Creamfields, Sonár, HARD Summer, PITCH, Urban Artforms, and others. His booking agency Coda Music dropped him. Phonica cancelled pre-orders of his new album.
Fort Romeau and Jimmy Edgar pulled out of Ten Walls shows. Everyone from The Chemical Brothers to Kastle, Eats Everything, Arca, LOUISAHHH!!!, and A-Trak have spoken out against him.
Between the Native American headdresses, bindis, and separate cover charges for different genders, the EDM scene often seems like a breeding ground for idiots. It’s nice to see the scene step up.
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