Saturday, February 15th marked a very special event as Deadmau5 generously returned to Miami for a performance that will go down in history.
Following a New Year's Day performance gone wrong at Mansion Nightclub, Deadmau5 publicized his anger on Twitter in early January, writing, “Putting fans in the back and trust fund kids up front is fucking stupid as fuck...I’d rather rent a venue, parking lot, or beachfront and do it right.” It was due to the poor crowd that Mansion had attracted that led to Joel Zimmerman's daring threat that he wouldn't "be playing any more Miami clubs." Despite this, the mau5 was quick to rescind his bitter feelings toward Miami nightlife when at the end of January, he announced plans to put on a free show at Miami's Ice Palace- a 60,000 square foot studio and warehouse.
For those who don't keep up with him via social media, Deadmau5 took serious offense to a post-New Year's show he was booked for in South Beach, Florida because the show was catered to the V.I.P. table and bottle service crowd of trust fund kids while all of his dedicated fans were shunned to the back of the venue. In true Deadmau5 form, Joel voiced his complaints and it just so happens that Club Space in Miami was listening.
When attending the show of a big name performer, one can usually set their expectations pretty high. When seeing someone like Deadmau5, however, expectations should be casually thrown out the window. It's hard to predict what this powerhouse producer will draw for his crowd on any given night. For those that have had the luck of experiencing his shows in the past, whether in 2013 or in his earlier years, it can be agreed that his style has evolved past the point of comfort for those approaching the night with hopes of witnessing the hype behind a Deadmau5 performance for their first time. Word of advice: if all you want to get out of his show is a picture of yourself with his iconic mau5 helmet in the background, stay home.
If there's one name that has continued to turn heads throughout the electronic music scene, whether for better or worse, it's Deadmau5. He's become a household name throughout the years since his iconic Mau5 head penetrated the industry in the mid-2000s, headlining major festival lineups and selling out shows across the globe on a seamlessly consistent basis. Tallying in on his third year now for what seems to have become a tradition, Deadmau5 will return to Miami once again to break in the New Year with his unhooked live performance. This time, however, he will take to the stage at Mansion Miami where he has been adorning crowds with his inimitable sounds since his early days.
The almighty deadmau5 is back at it again to launch his new site today, which is largely a fan-centric site. His new site, which you can visit here, serves as a platform for fans to interact and connect with deadmau5 in more ways than one. The Canadian music producer who is notorious for being the black sheep of EDM, has always been widely known to be connected to his fans using social media. You recall all those signature mau5 heads you see at festivals? You can thank deadmau5 and his loyal fan base for that. It's a testament to the success of deadmau5 as an Artist, because other than his music, he's always found it essential to remain loyal to his fan base.
Electronic music heavyweights, Astralwerks and Deadmau5, have announced a monumental partnership today, revealing that Astralwerks will be the exclusive partner and distributor of future Deadmau5 releases, as well as the new home to Deadmau5's imprint, mau5trap recordings. The global partnership is the first of its kind for Astralwerks, and sets into motion a power move poised to shake up the EDM world. Furthermore, Deadmau5 will retain full creative control of upcoming releases for himself, as well as mau5trap signees, a rarity in partnerships of this magnitude. The first release of the partnership will be Deadmau5's compilation, We Are Friends Vol. 2, which is due out November 12th, but will be available for pre-order on October 22nd. Check out the tracklisting for the compilation below, and share your thoughts on this huge partnership!
JES under the alias, Taxigirl, has just released a mash up of her song "Do You Love Me" with Deadmau5's "Proffesional Griefers". The song uses JES's vocals and syncs them up wonderfully with the instrumentaion off of Deadmau5's latest hit. The song is available for stream and download via Soundcloud right now.
You can listen to JES's latest episode of her Unleash the Beat podcast on iTunes now, which consists of a bunch of her mashups and other artists original mixes as well.
This Labor Day weekend, a number of festivals took place across the nation. There was the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, the Bumbershoot in Seattle, and Electric Zoo in New York (which ended a day early due to two fatalities). Then there was the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was closed off in its entirety for this new American festival, which is only in it's second year running. Made In America was started and developed by Jay Z, with help from Budweiser, In its first year, the festival included names like Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, The Hives, Afrojack, and Jay Z himself. For their sophomore year, they offered the talents of Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, and so much more. It was destined to be a great festival because of such a line up, but we would have never thought that it would have left such a lasting impression on us.
The Made In America Festival will be taking over Philly this Labor Day weekend for its second year! The festival, sponsored by Budweiser and founded by Jay Z, is set to show up with a wide range of artists.
The line up consists of big stars and new acts alike, but when it comes to genre, there is no doubt that you can get them all. Dance your heart out with EDM artist such as Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Calvin Harris, and Nero. You'll be getting your soulfull R&B through Beyonce and Miguel. You can rock out with Nine Inch Nails, Queen of the Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, and Phoenix. And of course, there's going to be a good amount of Hip Hop artists: 2 Chainz, A$AP Mob, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, and Wiz Khalifa. These are just a couple of the artists that will be showing up. Although Jay Z is not on the line up, don't be surprised if he stops by for a guest appearance.