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.
It’s been two years since Deadmau5 launched his last North American tour, ‘Meowingtons Hax Tour.’ We saw him way back when at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, shortly after the venue had opened. Over the years, Joel Zimmerman has been notorious for being extremely opinionated on the dance music scene; in fact, he is quite an opinionated individual in general. Not to say that this is a bad thing, because we love seeing artists who care enough to speak their minds. However, when it comes to Deadmau5, there’s always something to read about because there is never a dull moment in Joel’s life. This year alone, he broke off his engagement with tattoo artist Kat von D, left Ultra Records for Capitol Music Group, and most recently, got into a Twitter argument with Afrojack over the meaning of “good” music. But lately, he’s also been uploading tons of new music to his Soundcloud. Some of his newest previews include “Going Nowhere Fast,” “Nowhere Fast 02,” “Suite 02,” and “Suite 04b,” just to name a few. Naturally, this rapid uploading process only left fans wondering when he would he would embark on his next tour to perform all of this new music, live.
Trying something new can create two different scenarios. It can end up as a failed attempt that can ultimately ruin someone’s reputation and reputability to the point that their name is tainted by that single instance. Or it can actually end up on the opposite end of the spectrum, making it so critically and commercial acclaimed that it could boost a person’s notability overnight. Although finding fame is already a mission that has been far accomplished by world famous DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman aka DeadMau5, his hunger for something new still seems unfulfilled as he heads into the studio with an interesting choice for a collaborator.