Known for his Twitter rants and virtual run-ins with haters, fans, as well as other unsuspecting DJs/producers, Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 has gone and done it again. The notorious Twitterer decided to take a swipe at trolling Armin van Buuren’s longtime radio show, “A State of Trance” aka ASOT.

Yesterday, the perpetually annoyed and bitter mau5 took to Twitter to say, “ASOT is about as much trance as Nelson Mandela is indie punk.” His random diss was then met by Armin van Buuren’s response. If you missed it (or if the tweets get magically removed for some reason by the time you read this), here:

deadmau5 ASOT Armin van Buuren diss Twitter


We’re not sure what Armin meant by “backing out again” because we don’t remember if there was a Twitter spat between the mau5 and Armin previously. We’re guessing Armin could’ve been referring to a collaboration that they were supposedly working on together last year which has since unceremoniously died. Why?

Because deadmau5 got “bored” and certainly had no qualms gloating about it while announcing its “death”:

Source: Deadmau5 sub-reddit
Source: Deadmau5 sub-reddit

Also, it’s good to note that while deadmau5’s tweet generated about 1,696 retweets and landed 1,578 favourites as at time of writing, Armin’s comeback totally bombed Twitterverse with 4,320 retweets and 4,301 favourites. Survey says? Well, to put this into perspective, deadmau5 has almost 3 million Twitter followers while Armin van Buuren has only 1.19 million Twitter followers.

We’ll let the numbers speak for itself.

By the way, here’s the deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren collaboration that everyone was so looking forward to but didn’t happen:

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