The world's highest-grossing DJ, Tiësto is sparking controversy by dissing Daft Punk during an interview with Huffington Post. In what slowly erupts as quite a statement towards the French Duo, Tiësto makes claims about the 'fake' hype surrounding Random Access Memories, the notoriously best-selling "Get Lucky," and the Daft Punk legacy as a whole.
"It got so much attention because it’s so different and it’s an attitude album. It’s cool to like Daft Punk. Even if you’re not into the song, as soon as you hear [“Get Lucky’”], you see all the cool people go, ‘Oh yeah, this is cool, that’s my song,’ and they don’t really even enjoy it. I’m destroying them now, sorry Daft Punk.”
Apparently he's not sorry as Tiësto continues his tirade against the robots, citing that their legacy and 'cool factor' creates a certain illusion behind their music and popularity.
“But because it’s Daft Punk and they’re supposed to be cool and they had the amazing pyramid at Coachella a couple of years ago and the helmets — they’re fucking cool. But the music doesn’t deliver on the hype so much.”
To prove his point, he approaches a group of excited women when "Get Lucky" drops at the club:
“I said, 'Lemme ask you a question; do you really like this song?’ And they went quiet and were like, ‘Uh…it’s all right, it’s all right.’ That’s what I mean. Because it’s Daft Punk and we want to believe the hype; we are cool people so we have to think this is cool.”
Although Tiësto confessed he was a fan of the group's earlier work, it obviously didn't deter him from going in on Thomas and Guy-Manuel like he did. One can only wonder what will come of this. A DJ freestyle battle? A fight to the death? Only time will tell.