The Miami nightclub responds to the backlash from their now infamous programming change.
Last Friday, DJ Shadow was performing at Miami’s Mansion when he was forced to cut his set short. In his words, his set had been deemed “too future” for the audience at the bottle service club by event promoters. Fans at the show and online were understandably apoplectic.
For the most part, Shad took the incident in stride, acknowledging that he “should have never been booked there in the first place. Square peg in a round hole, etc.” He even offered to upload the offending set (but has yet to follow through on that).
In a bit of damage control, Mansion has offered DJ Shadow a formal apology — a courtesy they did not extend to Dennis Ferrer, who also had his set unceremoniously cut short earlier this year. Read the full statement below, via the Miami New-Times’ music blog.
We offer our most sincere apologies to DJ Shadow and his fans for his set being cut short at Mansion this past weekend. This error should not have happened and will not happen again, especially as we pride ourselves on creating an environment that cultivates and respects innovators such as DJ Shadow. We have learned a lot from this error and made changes within our organization to ensure that Mansion’s vision, and the vision of our guests, will never be compromised again.