“Circoloco and DC10 Ibiza exist due to values of equality and freedom and we deeply regret any offense caused by this booking.”
Circoloco faced criticism from DJs including Midland and Pearson Sound for booking the Lithuanian artist, who last year compared homosexuality to paedophilia in a Facebook post that saw him dropped from several festival bills.
In a statement, Circoloco said: “Ten Walls will no longer be playing at Circoloco next Monday. Circoloco and DC10 Ibiza exist due to values of equality and freedom and we deeply regret any offense caused by this booking.”
In a tweet criticisng the booking, Midland said: “Booking Ten Walls is so whack. There are literally 100s of DJs to pick from, what he did was no mistake, it was a sustained hateful tirade.”
Mixmag writer Jeremy Abbott said: “Ten Walls booked for Circo Loco. That is utterly abhorrent. Shame on you.”
Ten Walls was scheduled to appear with acts including Seth Troxler, Solomun, Ellen Allien and Nicole Moudaber on July 4 at the night, which takes place at Ibiza’s DC10 club.
Last year, the DJ attempted to make amends by claiming his comments were “completely out of character” in a statement published through DJ Mag.
Update, July 1: Ten Walls vows to keep making music.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Ten Walls commented on the cancellation and said that he would keep making music.
“First of all I would like to say thanks to Circoloco for the invitation. However, my performance was canceled, as a number of DJ’s refused to play on the same stage with me. I do understand the pressure Circoloco has experienced and support their decision.
“Disappointments and anger won’t find place in my life. I will never give up creating and performing my music, that has been everything to me, since I was 5 years old.
Keep it up and see you all equalized in upcoming gigs.”