“Very classy there madonna. ‘HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???’ such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra. Quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f*cking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”
This was DJ Deadmau5′s response to a question Madonna asked the audience at the Ultra Music Festival this past weekend in Miami, which is … well, this:
“How many people in this crowd have seen molly?”
Now, I’m not going to pretend to be all-knowing about the intricacies of drug slang, nor will I pretend that I’ve ever done ecstasy, but apparently “molly” is a term for MDMA, which is the main ingredient in ecstasy, the drug most popular among club-goers who are into that sort of thing. Me, I’ve never done ecstasy, because I was always of the opinion that there are just certain things that shouldn’t happen to a body, like drug-induced tremors, paralysis, and/or muscle deterioration, but apparently Madonna likes to pander to all types. Especially ones who both do and do not use British accents when they speak, and those who think it’s cool when a woman who’s almost retirement age refers to concertgoers as “motherf-ckers” because it’s the hip thing to call people you don’t know, motherf-cker.
Anyway. Here’re some more choice phrases Deadmau5 spewed about Madonna:
“Seriously, i giveth not a f-cking single F-ck for slating on madonna for reaching an entirely NEW level of idiocy … i can appreciate her meteoric career, and all good deeds done, but WHAT THE F-CK WAS THAT? That’s your big contribution to EDM? Thats your big message to ultra attendees? Hipster speak for looking for drugs? F-ck off you f-cking IDIOT. F-CK.”
But me, I just don’t know. I’m wondering if there’s some kind of secret message that we’re all not getting here. I mean, Madonna’s new album or whatever is called MDNA, which is awfully close to sounding like MDMA, and then you’ve got the “molly” reference that I wouldn’t have even caught if it weren’t for Deadmau5′s Facebook rant, but … I don’t know. Are we looking into something more than we should be? Did Deadmau5 make a mistake in hearing what Madonna had to say? Was Madonna quipping on the MDNA/MDMA similarity? Does she, like me, not realize what “molly” is, and if not, what the hell did she mean by “How many people in this crowd have seen molly” anyway?
So many questions, guys, and so few answers. Madonna hasn’t issued a statement, but I’m sure when she does, it’ll be long-winded, pretentious, and be spoken in a faux-British accent that makes you want to jam railroad spikes in your ears.
Check it all out at the :49 mark. Motherf-ckers.
March 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
Man. You can put lipstick on a ghost, but underneath, it’s still just Paris Hilton.
September 5, 2011 at 10:30 am by Jenn
If you’re a fan of club music, you may have noticed that the Black Eyed Peas song “The Time” sounds an awful lot like a remix that was done by Deadmau5 for Medina’s “You and I”
Deadmau5 decided to officially address this on his Facebook page, and while he does agree that the song seems to use pretty much the exact same loops in certain places, that it’s no crime. From the producer’s Facebook page:
i’ve been getting a few tweets on and off about Black Eyed Peas’s new single “The Time” that more or less said… heyy sounds like you ish… So… i went and checked it out, at first listen… i was like… naaahhh i mean, it’s cool for what it is and all that… and doesnt really sound much like me at all. but then i heard a highhat… and something just clicked.
yup! i so know that highat… and the pattern it was in… so i went to my masters folder, cracked open my instrumental mix of “You and i” remix thing i did for Medina… and there it was again, starring me in the face… so i coupled up the waveforms.. which was pretty easy, since theyre both exactly 128 BPM… and had a look… from what i could gather, looks like the loop was layered on top of a tiny bit (on the snare end) and the “loop” was compressed (which woulda made it doubly compressed in this case) the phases in the kick drum lined up.. which isnt the most rare occurance in the world of “the same fuckin kick over and over and over again”… but enough to give it a closer look for sure. Then that similar reversed highat at the end of every 2nd bar was there again.
This isnt calling the black eyed peas out at all. i rather enjoy that minimal bit of the tune… (however the 80′s remake vocals can fuck off and die) This is just another interesting factoid i keep finding about sampling and electronic music… which is clearley prevalent and welcomed (when used properly) in this genre of music no doubt!
here are some figs. for ya. OOOH SCIENCE!!!!
You And I remix on top… Black eyed Peas on bottom.
i guess you can pretty much see that the exact same transient pattern on that “early clap” type snare is the exact same.
and obvsiosly the same (or very similar kick) was used.. however theirs was way more compressed (at least in this version i got) as you can tell the kick looks a bit longer, but thats because the overcompression is lifting up more of the tail of the kick.