DJ Muggs made a name for himself as the producer for Cypress Hill. Aside from his work with the famous hip-hop group, DJ Muggs has pursued a solo career as a hip-hop, dubstep, and all-around bass music DJ. On January 15th, Muggs will drop his Bass for Your Face album as his debut release on Ultra Music. The album boasts twelve original tracks, spanning everything from trap to dubstep to glitch hop, and featuring the vocal talent of Chuck D, Dizzee Rascal, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs and more. Check out “Come on London” off Bass for Your Face, and click past the break to hear an exclusive listen of “Safe,” featuring vocals by Belle Humble.
Deadmau5 talks up Kat Von D and new album, slams Pauly D, Madonna, and Ultra Records in Spin Magazine interview
Our favorite outspoken DJ Deadmau5 has given another interview to Spin Magazine, and as usual, he doesn’t hold much back. Hot on the heels of his > album title goes here < release, he says he’s already working on a new album, but this time around he will hold back from the regular SoundCloud previews, saying that “it’d have more allure.” When asked about unusual collaborations as with Gerard Way on “Professional Griefers” and Cypress Hill on “Failbait,” he says they were “organic.” The mau5 said he is also “super fucking stoked” about his new relationship with Kat Von D, saying that “it was such a breath of fresh air to find someone who’s creative, who’s got ambition… someone who’s on par.”
Of course, he also had some less-than-complimentary things to say about folks like his record label, Ultra Records, and Madonna.
Deadmau5 is one of the most controversial figures in dance music, but despite his often polarizing views, his music most always transcends his public relations faux pas. The mau5 masked crusader — or nemesis, depending on where you stand — isn’t susceptible to public opinion, and because of this, his productions are generally a reflection of himself — rather than a reflection of the current musical climate. While some might find his attitude entitled or unappreciative, I find it refreshing. Too many artists have lost their identity in the process of finding success, and too often their art suffers as a result — but not for Joel Zimmerman.
> album title goes here < is the mau5′ sixth studio album, and his third to be pseudo-untitled. Fans were able to watch the album’s progression through SoundCloud previews along the way — and while it takes away the element of surprise for many, it also provides a unique and rare glimpse into both the process of a technical genius and his final product.
Whether you’ve seen him in his cube, unhooked, or on the cover of Rolling Stone, you know that Deadmau5 is one of the most iconic figures in dance music. Often the center of controversy, Joel Zimmerman backs up every shred of shit-talking with his unmatched production skills. His latest effort, “The Veldt,” has snowballed into a Beatport chart-topper and a unanimous 2012 favorite – all ahead of its own EP. The Veldt EP has been released today and includes the original production featuring Chris James, along with remixes from Freeform Five and Tommy Trash. As a bonus, the Rolling Stone cover boy throws a wrench in the mix with his Cypress Hill collaboration. Jump below the break to listen to The Veldt EP and purchase the four-track disc on iTunes today.
Late last night Deadmau5 announced that sometime last year he had recorded a track with Cypress Hill – yes, as in the West-coast rap group. Joel calls the track “plantstep” but it is really an old school hip hop track infused with some dub and bass.
We realize that DA is the news source for EDM but this just shows Deadmau5′s versatility and his passion for the music industry and also shows how artists like Cypress Hill are trying to stay current. Let us know what you think about “Failbait” in the comments but we think that exploring other genres helps keep artists fresh and able to produce quality music. Also important to note that this was released on Joel Zimmerman’s personal Soundcloud so it is not an “official” Deadmau5 release.
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