DJ ATFC has accused U2 men Bono and the Edge of ordering him off the decks at French nightspot La Baoli Cannes last weekend (August 7), after he failed to switch from playing house to R&B.
Ridiculing the rock stars for looking like ‘two old dudes in shades, dancing like your dad in the VIP area’, the Defected Records producer/ DJ (aka One Phat Deeva aka Aydin) claimed he misheard the promoter’s command to switch genres, before being kicked off unceremoniously 75 minutes into his set.
“Bono always does this; he doesn't like listening to the same music all night and now wants some R&B.” Aydin said the promoter told him, “I presume you haven't got any, so I'm going to have to put my resident back on who has,” he added.
Whether the promoter was tricking him remains unclear, though Aydin told Skrufff he remained gutted about being taken off early anyway.
“I was playing straight down the line house music - nothing too out there or inappropriate - in fact, people were dancing on tables and hanging from the ceiling,” he sighed, “though I didn’t have any R&B anyway. The closest I can get to R&B in my CD wallet are house mixes of hip hop tracks - Missy Elliot, P Diddy,”
He also confessed to ‘flicking Bono a secret finger once his minder’s back was turned’ as he slunk away and sounded distinctly cross with the enormously popular popsters.
“I bought the Best Of U2 on CD once,” he confessed, “But I had to sell it on Ebay after the desire to throw myself under a train grew too powerful.” He also compared the band unfavourably to supposed bad boy dance stars the Prodigy.
“Coming back from the Winter Music Conference in Miami this year myself and Simon Dunmore from Defected were travelling upstairs on a BA flight back with The Prodigy,” said ATFC.
“There's not many seats up there so it was basically us and them so Simon and I started egging each other on to shout 'I'm a Firestarter!' in Keith’s face just as he was falling asleep.”
“We didn't though,” he added, “They're all very well spoken and polite I'm pleased to say. And I met Norris McWerter at Record Breakers once,” he concluded, “Does that count as an unusual VIP encounter?”
Article by Jonty Skrufff (http://skrufff.com)
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