There is been quite a bit of chatter about whether or not JACK U was actually booed off stage at Burning Man's Robot Heart. Reports said that “Seth Troxler was scheduled to play on the Robot Heart decks on Wednesday night, but he refused to play after his entourage was denied access to join him behind the decks.” “A few of the attendees were quoted saying it was a pretty good set until Skrillex decided to bring up Diplo who made the decision of playing DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What.”
Even though Diplo tweeted someone saying that it was “totally true !! its all part of a bigger plan – next year we play robot heart every night!”
Now Diplo has released a statement via Twitter stating:
“Despite rumors .. I wanna thank robot heart crew for putting together and awesome lineup or surprise guests and attendees that is gettin lost in a really lame false News story.. Although robot heart is anonymous and strictly a deeply quiet crew .. One of the founders .. Jaspn swamy loves this funny moment and is astounded that this is one of the busiest press stories from this years burning man.. Not only me and skrillex popped in but also above and beyond , thievery corp and Seth and many more underground artists.. No one is ever listed or promoted and all the lineups word of mouth .. I have been friends of Jason (who’s has booked me outside of bm in other countries) for many years and nothing on hear articles is true .. There was no booing .. No bad vibes … Nothing about seth troxler was true either… I wanna say one thing… I’m a dj thru and thru .. We did about 8 sets thru our few days at BM.. Ranging from trap dubstep at question mark to uk bass on the opulent temple .. Dub and classic reggae on the dancestranaught car and even deep techno and tribal house on robot heart.. Everyone on stage had a fun moment when we played a few tunes as we were Just killing time while the next dj was setting up.. We weren’t kicked off or booed .. Jus wrapped our set up with an inside joke … And of all the stories to come out after an amazing week… This is pretty tabloidish that’s not what burningman is about.. Everything we did there was good fun and all the people that attended knows it..”
We have heard from many people at Burning Man who stated “I can't believe Diplo is denying that he was booed off the stage. It was a really intense moment.” Who to believe? We may never know.