After going through a very public creative process, Deadmau5 has posted yet another detail-less track. Following “Suite 02″ and “Suite 04b” is “Omnifck,” a track only similar to its predecessors in its uncanny ability to sound both nothing like and exactly what you’d expect from mau5. Labeled only as “something found on a drive,” the track is held together with a slow hip-hop drum set beat that muted chords flit between. Introed and outroed by soundtrack-ready swells, the track already has fans buzzing. Is it a song for long drives at 3 a.m.? An introspective nod to the melancholy within? Is Joel just messing with us? The world may never know.Posted by
Roughly 18 hours after giving fans a taste of “Suite 02,” Deadmau5 unleashed “Suite 04b” on the SoundCloud world. Following in the cinematic vein and key of its predecessor, “Suite 04b” is melodic, melancholy, and missing any elements that would lump it in with today’s dance music. Reverberating chords and an elegantly slow melody carry the 2-minute snippet, which may prove to serve as an interlude if Joel keeps churning out what is proving to be the most musical music of his career. With an abrupt ending and no release date in site, only time will tell if this is the next official chapter of the mau5 files.Posted by
Another day, another new upload to deadmau5′s Soundcloud. Say what you will about the outspoken producer’s attitude, but when it comes to sound engineering there are few electronic artists as talented as deadmau5. After previewing two new full length tracks less than two weeks ago, Joel does well on his promise to get ‘back to music,’ releasing the sinewy ‘Suite 02.’ Another deftly developed soundscape from the mau5, ‘Suite 02′ ebbs and flows in a melancholic arrangement of chimes and ethereal synthwork. It’s the type of pristine electronica that EDM has so sorely missed during its turn towards high energy festival fodder.
Despite calling it quits from his now former fiance, Kat von D, Deadmau5 doesn’t appear to be pumping the breaks on his music career. In the wake of the break up news he’s already uploaded two new full length previews to his SoundCloud and announced that another “banger” is on the way. ”You there?” and “Suckfest9001″ prominently display two sides of the masked crusader and less than two hours later fans are already playing favorites. With its dutch synths and melodic build, ”You there?” is surprisingly reminiscent of Afrojack’s earlier work while “Suckfest9001″ is more classically mau5. Click below the jump to hear both tracks in their entirety.
Deadmau5‘s quirky relationship with now former fiance Kat Von D has been well documented — from their Twitter engagement to a Valentine’s Day dedicated track. As of last night, it appears the entity known as KatMau5 is no longer. Kat has taken to Twitter to express that “cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one can do” and that her “relationship is indeed over.” Publicly accusing the Mau5 of cheating and ended their sixth-month engagement on the social media outlet where it started, Joel has responded, denying the claims of unfaithfulness, calling the split mutual. Read his full statement here.
Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit, that this relationship is indeed over.
— Kat Von D (@thekatvond) June 26, 2013
“12 feet and 2 tons each of pure mechanical bliss,” Deadmau5 unveiled his mau5bots over the weekend to a packed crowd at Hakkasan Las Vegas. The new animatronic stage mice are not only visually daunting, but apparently something of a liability as well — Deadmau5 noted on his Twitter: “the insurance policy we had to take out for this idea was beyond insanity.” Already receiving standout reviews from those in attendance, the mau5bots have potential to become a permanent addition to Zimmerman’s already breathtaking stage setup. Click past the break to watch Tommy Lee’s Vines of the mau5bots.
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Having recently announced plans to release his first solo album, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler hinted in a recent interview for Rolling Stone that he may be taking at least some of it in dance music’s direction. Although he hasn’t confirmed any concrete plans relating to electronic collaborations, when asked who he plans to work with, his name-dropping contained EDM heavyweights.
“There’s so much good stuff out there. I am a huge Skrillex fan. I went to lunch with Deadmau5 at Mel’s Diner. He’s got incredible ideas for his next tour – blew me away, what he’s gonna do … He knows where to take it, and he’s still relevant. So it was a sick dinner, it was f–king unreal. I want to go out and explore things … I really want to take a little risk here and do something solo.”
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In one of the best collaborations in recent electronic music history, Kaskade and deadmau5 created “I Remember” in September 2008, following their previous collab “Move for Me.” Using Joel’s hypnotic trance-like rhythm paired with Ryan’s perfected technique of manipulating a female vocal, the song went on to achieve number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay and number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, it also appeared in GoldenEye 007 and DJ Hero 2. I think we can all agree we would love to see another collaboration between the two.Posted by
Whether stirred by the Daft Punk hysteria or his own spontaneity, Deadmau5 has created a hype machine of his own in the past two weeks, unleashing a total of four track previews. While “Suite 03″ was a nod to his Random Album Title days, the remaining newly previewed productions have showcased an unbarred creative drive to differentiate his sound. In a rather unlikely scenario, Zimmerman’s latest preview “Killthemau5″ features clamorous OWSLA talent Kill the Noise. While the track begins innocently enough with sweeping, orchestral chords, the mood shifts a bit suddenly with a sporadic, variegated dubstep drop.
Deadmau5 said of the track: “‘I’ve bastardized it a bit. But I’ll pass it back to Jake and see what’s up.” Hence, “Killthemau5″ is still a work in progress, and judging by Zimmerman’s words, the half time drop has yet to be properly manipulated by the diabolical hands of Kill the Noise. Regardless, “Killthemau5″ is undeniably one of the more intriguing collaborations we’ve seen from the mau5.
Yesterday deadmau5 previewed a new work-in-progress dubbed “Suite 03,” featuring classic deadmau5 vibes with a trance-like aesthetic. Today the outspoken producer continues to experiment in his studio with a preview titled “Monophobia,” a much darker and techier experiment than yesterday’s offering. Not yet fleshed out, the mix ditches harmonic melodies for down-and-dirty techno, hissing and popping in a heavily filtered and gritty 2:15 second clip.
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