Ten Walls Looks for a Second Chance with New Album 'Queen'
Nearly two years ago, techno DJ and producer Ten Walls made the career-killing mistake of posting a homophobic status to Facebook, which shook the global electronic music industry.
The lewd statement from the Lithuanian-born artist resulted in Ten Walls (aka Marijus Adomaitis) being dropped from his agency, his label, and from all of his scheduled festival performances including Creamfields and Hard Summer. Although Ten Walls has been blacklisted by the dance community, he continues to seek forgiveness for his ignorant remarks from the LGBTQ community, the industry, and by his fans.
Last year, Ten Walls released the single "Shining" through the Lithuanian National LGBT Rights Organization which featured trans vocalist Alex Radford. Despite being booked by Ibiza's popular Circoloco brand, the DJ's appearances were cancelled after receiving complaints from the dance community.
Now, nearly two years later, Ten Walls is scheduled to release 24 new tracks on his upcoming album titled Queen. Perhaps a reference to the gay community, Ten Walls continues to pursue his passion for making music.
In a statement, Ten Walls spoke about what the new material on the album represents:
'Queen' is an album full of contrasts. It is a story that covers various moments of my life as well as musical experiences...You can hear my favourite childhood fairytale, sounds of Vilnius recorded through my window, or some flashbacks from the spiritual lessons that brace me still. And it is music that leads you through the entire way."
Is it time for the dance community to forgive Ten Walls for the statements that he once made? Is it possible that Ten Walls may have ignorantly made a mistake and has learned his lesson? Tell us your thoughts below!
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