The melancholic collaboration between Deadmau5 and Imogen Heap is an > album title goes here < staple. The pair set to extend the creative vision of releasing “Telemiscommunications” by offering a competition to search for budding animators to create the video. 20 individuals were selected to work in their own style and medium within each part of the animation process. Today at noon EST, deadmau5 and Imogen Heap will be hosting a Google+ Hangout to talk about their collaboration and the unique process behind creating the music video. At the end of the broadcast they will premiere the final video for the first time here.
In addition, the “Telemiscommunications” remix package has also been released today and will feature Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman and Kölsch, each of whom takes the track for a unique spin through the remix wash. Crookers reimagines Imogen’s vocals with fierce techno beats, Copy Paste Soul take a deep house approach with a bubbling bassline. Kompakt artist, Kölsch’s rendition hypnotizes with rhythmic bass while John Roman’s strips the mix back with tribal drum beats.
Tune in at Noon EST via Deadmau5′s YouTube channel.
It seems as though Deadmau5 has burned his music video budget for 2012 and is looking to fans to create a masterpiece to his collaboration with Imogen Heap, “Telemiscommunications.” Joel and Imogen Heap – heapmau5 – are looking for twenty different artists to work together to bring their idea to life. The story they are looking to animate revolves around a businessman unable to communicate effectively with those the he loves. Frustrations continue to grow until the businessman receives a text asking “Did I tell you I loved you today xx.” It’s an interesting concept and right up deadmau5′s alley, he’s reached out to his fans for contributions numerous times in the past. The contest ends December 10th, so read the full rules and fire up your favorite animation studio because who wouldn’t want their video seen by heapmau5′s combined 7.5 million fans.
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.
There’s only one day left till New Years, and as we get closer to ushering in the close of a decade, these top tracks are only getting better and better. 2010 has been a fantastic year for house music. The house veterans (read: Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, etc.) pumped out bangers that took all comers. And we gobbled up with enthusiasm the offerings of some fresh faces, like the talented Porter Robinson. This melange of old and new has kept things fresh, putting EDM fans in an enviable position heading into the new year.
Check out tracks 11-20