You may have heard the name Ten Walls or Mario Basanov around the place for his magnetizing production, however his current reputation has infamously culminated after his horrifically controversial homophobic Facebook rant in 2015. Although building a stellar reputation performing under Mario Basanov, his career really hit full flight as Ten Walls, where he was able to build a strong reputation after the release of ‘Walking With Elephants’ – which could have been an iconic house record if not factoring in for his senseless act.
In an interview with XLR8R Ten Walls has opened up about the whole debacle. Whether he should have spoken out again about the incident is for us to question as his justification of the topic leaves us rather questionable after stating “I never wrote anything that linked gay people with pedophiles,” and continued on to say “I never called them another breed. In my post there is no gay, no homosexual, no nothing. My post had three chapters. After each chapter there was a video. You know, it’s very hard to talk about this.”
Although apologizing in September 2015 and releasing ‘Shining’ a collaboration featuring transgender vocalist Alex Radford, he has failed to reboot his career as the move was seen as a PR tactic to get back on the road after countless cancelations from bookers around the globe.
While Ten Walls tries to steer away from the hot topic in the interview, Marc Rowlands of XLR8R politely stands his ground, focusing on the importance of the statement and the impact it has had on his career, describing it as a ‘meltdown’. While Ten Walls evades questions like “Do you think it's a problem for gay people, either two men or two women, to get married?” he goes on to sum it up with “They have their life, I have my life. I’ve said what I can tell. That’s it. I’m a musician. Everybody has their life.”
Check out the full interview here and make your own judgment.