By now you will be all too familiar with one Dirk Van Der Westhuizen‘s controversial music videos which went viral after we featured them last week. Rolling Stone magazine interviewed him about the public outcry. Click to read it (includes links to the videos):
How would you describe or categorise your latest song and music video “Super Cool (Gangnam Style)”?
I’d say it’s something different to what I have done before. I wanted something that I could see myself on stage with, that was the whole idea with the “Uithak” CD. The Gangnam Style element in the song was something suggested by my record label [Maroela Musiek]. It was done as a marketing tool.
How much input did you have in the writing process, production and execution of the song and the music video?
I wrote the song “Supercool”. [The] Gangnam Style element was suggested by my record label. The video was mostly my idea in collaboration with the company that did the production.
Give us a little insight in dealing with Psy’s record label regarding copyright.
Psy is properly credited as original writer of “Gangnam Style”.
Who’s your audience?
Anyone who enjoys my style of music.
Why do you think people reacted so strongly towards you and your music video?
The negative reaction comes from people who never would have appreciated my style of music and never would have bought the CD anyway. But I do appreciate the extra fans I got in the process. I fully understand that not everybody would like my music, I mean, you can’t win them all.
You should read the rest of that interview. The writer really gives him a firm working!
And remember, if you haven’t watched his two music videos, you havne’t lived.
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