As he is set to star on the cover of Rolling Stone in America hitting stands this Friday, Joel leads the charge by debuting The Veldt EP as an exclusive stream for the next 24hrs on the magazine’s website. The EP, which also includes “Failbait” with Cypress Hill will be available Sunday, June 25 via iTunes. Check it out here.
deadmau5 has returned to Europe for the first time since his 3D performance at London’s Millbank Tower in Nov 2011. Last week saw Joel revisit Oslo, Gothenburg and Stockholm before setting sail for Newcastle upon Tyne’s Evolution Festival. On the musical front, The Veldt EP is now available for pre-order here.
On Sunday 20th May at 7pm, deadmau5 and the team will be shooting his new music video in LA. We’ll pass you onto Joel for more info: “anyway, long story short, were doing a video shoot of epic proportions and we need a rather large crowd, and ill be on set with you guys all night long, so come on out if you’re up for it, and we’ll make a fun thing out of it :D” If you can make it, please click here to submit your info.
Five weeks ago, whilst streaming on live.deadmau5.com, mau5 wrote an instrumental that would become “The Veldt”. Chris James, a fan, took the track, added his vocal and shared on soundcloud. Not long after, the horde discovered Chris’ upload and urged Joel to listen… Soon after, the two artists were speaking online and within days, deadmau5 featuring Chris James “The Veldt” was complete. The single is out now at iTunes and can be downloaded here.
This summer, Canada will see its first VELD Music Festival take over Toronto with deadmau5 headlining the Main Satge on Saturday 4th August. Click here for tickets and more information: veldmusicfestival.com.
Last month UK party starters Foreign Beggars were unveiled as the latest addition to the burgeoning mau5trap label roster. The group, individually known as Orifice Vulgatron, Metropolis and DJ Nonames, have built a revered reputation over the last decade for their versatility, prolific creativity and high octane live shows. Now they open the latest chapter in their evolution with new track ‘Palm Of My Hand’ produced by kidkanevil, the first tantalizing taster to be taken from their forthcoming album for the label, ‘The Uprising’. The single is available for download now on all digital stores. Click here to download at beatport and here for iTunes.
deadmau5: “When I did plug it in for the first time and had a listen to it, I was like “really, out of that little thing… cool.” Watch Joel’s interview with Sonos here, or experience “A morning of music with deadmau5″ in the video below. Listening is back. For more information, head to www.sonos.com.
Yesterday [23rd March], mau5trap hosted its first mau5hax. What turned out to be nearly a 12hr production session was streamed through live.deadmau5.com. The day, hosted by Honor Roll Music studios and in partnership with beatport, saw visits and support from Feed Me, Moguai, Kill The Noise and a last minute vocal performance from Foreign Beggars – who’s lyrical inspiration came from a facebook and twitter post. We had 5 competition winners in the building. Steve Duda managed one room, Beatport’s Albert Gonzalez and mau5trap’s new signing The Frederick the other, and deadmau5 bounced between the two hot seats all day and night. The result…? Two tracks: ‘Fractals’ and ‘Titty Sprinkles’ which can both be downloaded in full resolution, for free, from beatport now.
From 12pm EST today [23rd March] mau5trap presents its very first mau5hax in Miami. Competition winners, beatport technicians and mau5trap artists and friends will join deadmau5 for an eight hour music production session which will be streamed in full at live.deadmau5.com.
In awards new, last night deadmau5 was awarded an IDMA for “Best American DJ (North America)” for the third year running. After the awards, Joel facebooked: “Awe, thanks fans and friends! Just snagged the idma award for best American Dj! Yeah yeah I know… Still rocks tho!” Click here for more info.
And if you’re in Miami this weekend…. well… here’s a little teaser for you…
On Friday 6th July, deadmau5 will take over London’s Hyde Park for the Barclaycard Wireless Festival. Joining him for the night will be Maverick Sabre, Knife Party, Feed Me, Ms Dynamite and many moar. Click here to purchase tickets now or head to the facebook page for more info.
Joel’s imprint mau5trap is looking to launch its first podcast with a fan-based host. After the success of Lance Thackerey and his cheese head design, the label is working with Talenthouse to find the right person for the job. Click here for full details. In festival news, deadmau5 is set to join Calvin Harris, Groove Armada, Richie Hawtin and many more at Creamfields 2012.
As mentioned earlier in the month, deadmau5 received three JUNO nominations this year including the ‘Fan Choice Award’. Voting closes at midnight EST tomorrow night, so if you’re the voting type, click here to get involved. And… with Miami just around the corner, IDMA voting ends today, so click here to squeeze in any last minute support for deadmau5 (Best North American DJ and Best Global DJ) and mau5trap (Best Global Record Label).
deadmau5′ imprint has this week re-released Noisia’s “Spilt the Atom”; in deluxe format, the album features the additions of “Tommy’s Theme”, “Could This Be” and a huge selection of remixes from production friends and affiliates including Foreign Beggars, Kill The Noise and many moar. The two disk LP can be bought at iTunes, beatport and spotify.
deadmau5′s new single “maths” is out now at beatport, iTunes and Spotify. In other news, Joel recently sat down with Carson Daly. Watch a brief section of the interview below – or check SPIN magazine’s piece here.
Last Sunday deadmau5 played alongside the Foo Fighters at the 54th Grammys in LA. His performance of Raise Your Weapon is now available in North America on iTunes. Click here to download.
In what is turning out to be a very busy week for deadmau5, more good news came yesterday in the form of three Juno nominations, including; Juno Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year and Dance Recording of the Year for his release ‘aural psynapse‘.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival announced it’s Summer 2012 line-up; for more information, head to www.sonar.es.
The Grammys has announced deadmau5 will perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY(r) Awards telecast this Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. He will join Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a special performance, marking the first-time ever electronic music will be spotlighted on the show.
deadmau5 is also nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best Dance/Electronica Album for his critically acclaimed LP 4×4=12 (Ultra Music), Best Dance Recording for “Raise Your Weapon” with Greta Svabo Bech and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his stellar remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope.”
“Meowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTO” DVD is out today in North America. Featuring live performances of aural psynapse, Sofi Needs a Ladder, and Ghosts N Stuff – experience the biggest show in electronic music and get your copy at Hot Topic or download on iTunes. The DVD will be released on 20th February for the rest of the world.
deadmau5 is confirmed to join Calvin Harris, Nero and many many more on the line up for Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend 2012. This event will take place on Hackney Marshes on 23-24 June 2012. For more information head to bbc.co.uk/radio1/hackneyweekend/2012.
The IDMAs are in, and once again Joel is among the nominees. This year, after 12 months of extensive international touring in 2011, deadmau5 is up for Best North American and Best Global DJ. His label mau5trap is also up for its first IDMA nomination; having been put forward for Best Global Record Label, a timely gesture as it currently enjoys iTunes and beatport chart success with Moguai’s “Mpire” album. Click here to get your votes in.
Taken from rollingstone.com: “Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Group are teaming up to present a charity concert featuring performances from Rihanna, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
Joel facebooked: “all proceeds will benefit the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Mark Taper–Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. :)”
Tickets for the event will go for $1000 each, and will go on sale today at 5 p.m. PT. The bill will also include sets by Chris Lake and Michael Woods, but given that this show will be taking place on the same night as the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, there’s some possibility that other stars may turn up, either on stage or in the audience.
This morning, Mixmag revealed the results of its annual ‘Who is the greatest dance act?’ poll, voted for by the public. Amongst some of the most respected artists in the industry, deadmau5 firmly stakes his place in the Mixmag history books as the highest new placed entry at No.5. Big thanks to all who voted, and congratulations to the Prodigy for taking the number one spot. Click here for more info.
Moguai and mau5trap join forces to deliver ‘Mpire’ – the first single from the forthcoming ‘Mpire’ LP. Download exclusively now at beatport. The Album will be released on 30th January 2012. Moar info to follow.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman has officially proclaimed January 2nd 2012 “deadmau5 Day” in the city of Las Vegas. Joel posted on facebook: “It’s deadmau5 day in Nevada. So I’m going to Nevada.”
Jesse Waits, from XS, stated: “The following for deadmau5 is phenomenal, and I applaud Mayor Goodman for recognizing both his remarkable persona alongside his ability to drive visitor traffic from fans traveling across the globe to experience his live sets.”
Click here to read what Billboard.com had to say.