EDM Twitter is having a field day today after Gordo (Carnage‘s house alias) refused to end his set at Ministry of Sound on Saturday night. Gordo was slotted to headline at the venue in London, joined by a range of top guests. He was apparently enjoying himself so much that he refused to get off stage, playing a total of 3.5 hours, while the two artists slotted to play behind him, Essel and Waze, never made it to the stage.
Waze was understandably upset about the situation, and tactfully called the DJ out on Twitter:
Waze on what happened at Ministry of Sound with Gordo (DJ Carnage) pic.twitter.com/mcGlHwTIMw— Business Teshno (@businessteshno) September 19, 2022
Essel also apologized to fans on Instagram, stating she had spent six hours curating playlists and drove 10 hours to get to the venue.
“Can you imagine telling someone with autism that the plan has changed? In that moment I was so overwhelmed and the artist that was in the same position was so chill with me that I ended up feeling chill after talking to him. I’m extremely disappointed that I did not get the opportunity to play in the box room at MOS and hope that one day I will get the opportunity to do so again.-Essel
Gordo has yet to comment about the event.
UPDATE: GORDO Responds
In an attempt to clear the air, GORDO grabbed the shovel and decided to keep digging a deeper hole for himself. He hopped on IG Live to share his side of the story. He mentioned that people always question why DJs get paid so much money for just a 60 minute performance so as a result, he chose to play longer. In addition to that, he also mentioned no one came on to the decks to try to plug in their USB or kick him off. Lastly, he stated that he is in conversation with Essel and has cleared the air. Do these reasons justify him playing over other DJs’ times? You be the judge.