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ElectroniCON Drops John Maus From 2023 Lineup, George Clanton Apologizes

ElectroniCON Drops John Maus From 2023 Lineup, George Clanton Apologizes


A pair days in the past, 100% Electronica — the label based by George Clanton and Lindsey French — introduced the lineup for its ElectroniCON competition, which is ready to happen in August this yr. Prime billed was John Maus, a musician who has turn out to be persona non grata after attending the January sixth Capitol assault in 2021. Earlier than that, he additionally confronted criticism for his involvement in an alt-right Grownup Swim sequence. Now, 100% Electronica and George Clanton have eliminated Maus from the lineup and posted a prolonged assertion on social media.

Right here is Clanton’s assertion:

As a result of response by our ElectroniCON household of performers and followers, we’ve got determined to maneuver ahead on this yr’s competition with out John Maus.

I, George Clanton, apologize to everybody who felt unseen by this lineup determination, and the artists who’ve been unduly dragged into controversy. ElectroniCON is outlined by its concentrate on outsider, underground digital music and inclusive atmosphere. We chosen every of the venues which have hosted ElectroniCON occasions rigorously as areas which have traditionally held an inclusive area for POC and members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. We are going to by no means permit our singular occasion to show into an unsafe area for our POC and LGBTQ+ followers and artists on the invoice.

As longtime followers of John Maus’ music, we appeared to his lyrics, crowds drawn throughout current competition appearances and his statements denouncing white supremacy, fascism and violence towards LGBTQ+ as proof that his inclusion on our lineup wouldn’t entice a vitriolic crowd at ElectroniCON. We underestimated the division this reserving would sew amongst our neighborhood and didn’t anticipate a poisonous confrontation to doubtlessly transfer past the web into our live performance area. John Maus and workforce agreed the most effective factor for all is to step away from the present.

I remorse that this has given trigger to anybody to query our vehement stance towards fascism. I, together with 100% Electronica and the venue, guarantee our unbelievable fanbase that ElectroniCON this yr, together with all others previous and future, will proceed to be an inclusive occasion for all.

Past that, I do know for a few of these extra deeply concerned within the ongoing discourse – your questions can’t be answered by a easy assertion. I will probably be showing tomorrow on a particular version of the @hottakesvapor reside podcast at 9PM ET to reply your questions in dialog. In addition to fielding person submitted questions via @vwnewsnetwork podcast later this week. Extra on that to observe

Maus has made only a few public appearances because the riot, although he did carry out on the Substance Pageant in Los Angeles within the fall of 2021. Prior to now few weeks, nevertheless, Maus has lined up reveals in London and Sweden — additionally set to happen in August — and there’s discuss of a brand new album on the best way.

ElectroniCON had been his most outstanding reserving to date, although vaporwave followers had been vocal on-line of their opposition to his look on the lineup. Peruse the r/vaporwave subreddit and the feedback on 100% Digital’s Instagram publish asserting the competition and also you’ll see many individuals who criticized the choice to have Maus headline the occasion.

100% Electronica and Clanton’s assertion is beneath.



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