In response to controversial statements Deadmau5 made to Rolling Stone in a recent interview, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso defended fellow EDM artists Skrillex and David Guetta, accusing Deadmau5 of committing the same musical crimes he accused his peers of. In the interview, Deadmau5 told Rolling Stone, “David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, ‘Here’s one with Akon, check it out!’ Even Skrillex isn’t doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he’s just playing his shit … People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what, but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I’m not a button-pusher. I’m just pushing a lot more buttons.”

In response, in a Rolling Stone interview of his own, Ingrosso explained Swedish House Mafia’s DJ set up, saying “We’ve have four CD players, six hands, so we’re going in and out all the time, otherwise we would be bored and take our fuckin’ lives. I have never seen behind Deadmau5′s booth, so I can’t really say anything about it. He’s a great guy and awesome producer. But, buddy, if you want to start talking about people pressing buttons – just pushing ‘play’ – then that would be another thing.”

In regards to a personal dream collaboration with Paul McCartney, Ingrosso compared Swedish House Mafia’s music to The Beatles themselves, saying “I kind of analyze music a lot, and I think that what the Beatles have done is what we do today. [It] doesn’t matter that we do dance music.”