Deadmau5 and his distinct "mau5" head will be returning to Ultra Music Festival this weekend, March 16th, to headline the Main Stage. This moment will mark Joel Zimmerman's first major appearance of 2013 and it should be quite the experience for those attending. It's been a whirlwind of success for the mau5 man as his work and material from ">album title goes here<" earned him a GRAMMY nom for "Best Electronica Dance Album."
To add more, out today on Ultra Music is deadmau5's and Imogen Heap's new single "Telemiscomminications," a very soft and melancholic song that is a step in a different direction from the usual material he's known for. The track also features remixes from Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman, and Kölsch. Watch the official video below and you can get the song on iTunes here and on Beatport here.
Just before the Ultra festivities kick off, deadmau5 will make an appearance in Austin, TX at SXSW where he is participating as a panelist with Richie Hawtin for "deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology," where both artists will discuss their careers along with a huge focus on innovations in technology and the power of social media. Later on, the pair will play a one time performance together at the Media Temple official SXSWi Closing Party at Stubb’s. This weekend catch deadmau5 make his return to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival on Saturday, March 16th and again on Saturday, March 23th.
This is more than just a game of cat and mau5. The furry feline friend of the one and only Deadmau5 has teamed up with the people at SOL REPUBLIC to bring us the world’s very first headphones for cats. The face of the campaign, Professor Meowingtons pHd, helped to develop the cat-only headphones that contain such features as dog isolating technology, 14 sound engines delivering deep bass and high clarity, and a three-button remote and ClearTalk™ microphone. The headphones are also adjustable to fit cats of all sizes.
Just how much is a pair of these special headphones? They will run you $999.00. There were only 10 of these feline friendly headphones created, which makes them very exclusive. All proceeds acquired from the headphones will go to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a national animal charity focused on rescuing animals from abuse, and helping to pass humane laws.
Week after week, Electric Beach provides us with the best Saturday sounds in New York. This Saturday, continue the hot streak with Project 46, a Canadian electro-duo with a flare for hit remixes.
Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson, the members of Project 46, have created a progressive house sound all their own. Building on poppy synths and smooth transitions, the duo has found success in their remixes of Deadmau5’s “The Veldt,” Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s “Eyes Wide Open,” as well as in their own original productions.
Project 46 will bring down the house at Santos Party House this Saturday night. Check out its mixes below:
While onslaughts of rain can easily plague any American festival, music-lovers in London don’t seem to mind downpour-filled days. At least they didn’t when Wireless Festival kicked off in Hyde Park to a super-soggy start.
Childish Gambino stormed the Pepsi Max Stage with his booming vocals and witty lyrics. Backed by a full live band, Gambino spit his fire over tribal drum beats and rumbling bass. A brilliant cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” had the audience jiving and sloshing across the grass without a care in the world about the looming clouds overhead.
Deadmau5 is all over the place this week. After starring on the cover of Rolling Stone and in the midst of an internet feud that pits him against all “push-play DJs,” the outspoken Canadian producer has snagged a business deal for the books. According to Rolling Stone, the mouseman is partnering with Neff Headwear to release “Neffmau5,” a collection of vibrant, co-branded shirts, hoodies and hats.
Neff Headwear is the activewear brand that has outfitted the producer for two years. The eight-piece collection will feature four tees, one crewneck, one hoodie and two snapbacks. Combining the Neff “suckerface” image and Deadmau5’s iconic mousehead, the two partners have created a hybrid logo.
The Neffmau5 collection’s launch will take place nationally on July 15th and will be available online, as well as at a range of retailers.
Twenty-year-old remix master Special Features will take the stage this Saturday at Electric Beach, bringing his massively explosive yet pleasingly harmonious tracks to New York City’s EDM audience. The London-producer Eden Anderson has remixed everyone from Calvin Harris to Deadmau5, taking the crown when he won Dada Life’s remix competition with his progressive-pop remix of Happy Violence.
Check out Special Features’ two most recent tracks, an original collaboration with Michael Brun and his Dada Life remix winner.
Feuds between artists are as old as music itself. Platinum metal had its infamous Metallica versus Megadeth contention, 90’s hip-hop had its 2pac versus Biggie gang shootouts. And now that electronic music has come forth as a major player in the american music scene, it’s no surprise that DJs are taking to the conflict game.
We all remember Ultra Music Festival weekend when Deadmau5 called out pop-star turned electro-producer Madonna on Twitter for her slurred “Has anyone seen my friend Molly?” comment. Well, Deadmau5 is once again tweet-fighting, this time with reality TV star-turned DJ Pauly D.
As successful DJ's, these men and women really know how to portray their unique sense of style to the public and have created a distinctive image for themselves. A lot of these DJs agree that especially with the competitive nature of the field today, a one-of-a-kind style is everything and making sure you stand out from the crowd is key. Take a look at these popular Dj's that are making a statement with their fashion.
The meatpacking district was almost served up well-done last Friday night when Deadmau5 lit up an air horn at club Provocateur during his new song "The Veldt," causing a flame that nearly lit himself and the crowd on fire. After the set, he tweeted, "Omg I actually lived through that . . . Nearly blew up myself and a Buncha people in the booth. Pyros a b*tch.”
The trendy Canadian DJ, born Joel Zimmerman, is known for his thumpy house music and wearing a gigantic mouse bobble-head often adorned with multi-colored lights. No word on if the bulbous head had anything to do with the incident. The crowd was said to consist of over 300 attendees including Hilary Rhoda, Ciara, and Yo Yo Ma.