If you claim EDM DJs are nothing but "button pushers" and dance music itself is "just 120bpm with a fucking kick drum on every quarter note", you probably should be prepared to take some beating yourself...
There's one paragraph in particular that I really like..
First part is about the current state of EDM, especially in the USA saying:
"Perhaps Deadmau5 appeals to a middle-American audience traditionally resistant to dance music because he seems to have taken a genre born out of a largely black, largely gay club scene and ruthlessly expunged any lasting sonic evidence of its birthplace."
Which is largely the same as some music industry executives stated in the recent RA advisor feature here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1709
The rest of the paragraph is how that deviance from the music's roots made Deadmau5's music what it is, what in my opinion is a really nice summary of what's wrong with (mainstream) dance music these days:
"You can hear his style's roots in the big stars of 90s electronica, their respective sounds adjusted to cut them adrift from the music that inspired them. It's the Chemical Brothers without their love for hip-hop and Detroit techno; Daft Punk without their deep understanding of Chicago house; the Prodigy without their roots in breakbeat hardcore. What's left is bizarrely unfunky, unambiguous, unsexy and unreconstructedly macho: Maths or Fn Pig offer a noisy euphoria that makes you think not of the communal transcendence of the dancefloor, but a bloke from sales with his tie wrapped round his head, waving a can of Relentless in the air and roaring. It's house music that Frankie Knuckles wouldn't understand, but Finchy from The Office would get straight away."
Read the full review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012...es-here-review