Ten Walls Walking Solo After Homophobic Outburst
The global dance community puts its foot down.
Up until his break-out tune Walking With Elephants started smashing the radio waves along with clubs last year, Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis AKA Ten Walls was largely unknown outside of DJ/producer circles. And one gets the feeling now Adomaitis is probably wishing he was still there, unknown, following this homophobic outburst one social media, calling homosexuals 'another breed', kinda like pedophiles:
"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...
"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."
The above post (translated from Lithuanian) was pretty quicky deleted, but as we know with the internet nothing is ever really deleted, and the wider dance community has jumped on board to condemn the producer. Locally he's been (rightfully) slammed by plenty, with Go Freek summing it simply:
And Terace steamed in with this zinger:
He's since posted the below apology, but it's definitely a case of too little far too late (as in, it was already too late when you adopted a homophobic attitude):
It turns "Cancelled my upcoming shows" also needs some translation, with news coming thick and fast that festivals around the world have pulled Ten Walls from their lineups, including the likes of Creamfields, Sónar, and Fort Romeau all announcing the producer won't be making his scheduled appearances at those festivals.
So big ups the wider dance community. And farewell Ten Walls, we hardly knew ye, and it would appear that we're better of for it.