The mau5 is “out of the bag” and in the studio working on the inaugural film score of his career. deadmau5 originally declared his interest in film score writing following the release of where’s the drop?, the mau5trap producer’s full-length orchestral album. “I’ve always wanted to go into film scoring,” deadmau5 said at the time of where’s the drop?‘s arrival. “I think that this is a better entry point because now I’m like fucking walking the walk, as opposed to fucking talking the talk. Which is all you can do before anyone would think that you are capable of scoring a film, you know what I mean?”
deadmau5 similarly expressed his hope that where’s the drop? would resonate with figures in the film industry. “Hopefully this kind of puts me on the radar with professionals in that area or even the public to want something like that,” deadmau5 stated, “It would be cool to custom-write music for some kind of story. That’d be cool.” Judging by deadmau5’s recent tweet, where’s the drop? certainly registered on the “radars” of film producers, as the mau5ville head has now landed his first film score. deadmau5 will compose the score for Constantin Film and Netflix’s joint production, Polar.
Ten years ago, deadmau5 changed the course of dance music with Random Album Title, one of the genre’s most influential albums to date. Arriving on Ultra Records in September of 2008, deadmau5’s third official LP put the world on notice that the Joel Zimmerman had arrived, was here to stay, and had a lot more up his sleeve. At the time of the album’s release deadmau5’s mighty mau5trap imprint was only a year old, and would go on to share Random Album Title‘s now iconic bolded arial black font. Time to get nostalgic.
As far as listens go, the record is still a front-to-back odyssey of genre-defining cuts. From the prophetic meeting of two future legends on the Kaskade-assisted instant classic “I Remember,” to the soothing waves of “Faxing Berlin,” the track list reads like a definitive collection of late 2000’s progressive house and electro. The horde will likely go on debating whether Random Album Title beats out its follow up, For Lack of a Better Name as deadmau5’s magnum opus until the end of time. What isn’t up for debate – the clear ripples of influence created by Random Album Title that are still felt across the dance music spectrum to this day.
UPDATE: HARD has confirmed this lineup is not the official lineup
Los Angeles electronic events giant HARD recently made headlines with the return of their once defunct Day of the Dead property, bringing the festival back to its original home at LA Historic Park this November. The news set the rumor mill ablaze, speculating which HARD alumni might make their return for the festival’s re-inauguration, and now a lineup poster has surfaced. At first glance, it looks like one of the most stacked dance billings of the year, though upon closer examination, some minor fractures in the unconfirmed lineup may reveal this one is too good to be true. No harm in putting our eggs in this basket for the time being and hoping it actually materializes though.
The rumored lineup features a rare 2018 performance from Skrillex — fans might remember the last time Sonny Moore rested the Skrillex project to link up with Boys Noize for Dog Blood in 2013, Moore’s comeback performance was at none other than Day of the Dead. Boys Noize is featured on the lineup as well, and anytime Skrillex and Boys Noize are in the same hemisphere, there arises a glimmer of hope for Dog Blood fans. Gesaffelstein is tapped as a DJ headliner and a Bixel Boys reunion in the undercard are some red flags. Again, this could either be the greatest lineup of the season or a certified fake. Deadmau5, Kaytranada, Bloody Beetroots live, and Baauer all make appearances on the rumored roster as well, with a grip of additional dance music power players. For Day of the Dead’s highly anticipated return to LA, we’re betting HARD pulled out all the stops — fingers crossed this one is confirmed official.
Club Glow, the longest-running electronic dance music promotion company in Washington D.C., has partnered with The Stronach Group to bring Clubhouse Festival to the state of Maryland. Held at Laurel Park Racetrack, Clubhouse is the first of its kind, as festival-goers will be able to experience Maryland Million race day while dancing to their favorite beats.
Club Glow are also partners of the recently held Moonrise Festival in Baltimore, held at Pimlico Race Track (home of the Preakness Stakes). And, while it’s not for the Triple Crown, the Maryland Million ranks second in the state in terms of thoroughbred horse racing.
Headliners include deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, with support from Lost Kings, Wifisfuneral, and more, which 10,000 guests can enjoy in addition to a track-side view of the famous horse race.
Tickets can be found here and are set to go on sale Friday, Aug. 24 at 12pm EST.
It’s official, deadmau5 has confirmed the next level to his burgeoning mau5ville series with a cryptic tweet from his mau5trap label. After his successful mau5ville: Level 1 release in July, which featured “Monophobia,” mau5’s first collaboration with Rob Swire in nearly a decade, the label boss wastes no time in moving onto the second chapter of the project. The song on the teaser is a track deadmau5 made while streaming to his fans, “Midas’ Heel,” hinting it might be complete. There is also a numbered sequence that reads “34.052235 – 118.243683.” Then what looks like a compass with a mau5head needle spins, landing on the number 300. One fan plotted these coordinates, and found it’s close to the former LA Stock Exchange building and current massive nightclub, Exchange LA.
In the rumor mill, Chinese streaming platform, Netease Cloud Music, reported the album is expected to drop on September 23 along with a world tour announcement. Rumors from the streaming platform also suggest that mau5ville: Level 3 will be released concurrently with the upcoming tour, and these next two collaborations contain 40 songs with about 100 musicians working on them.
Getter has been suspiciously low-key this past year – and now it’s clear the “Forget It” producer is ready to burst back on the scene with his Visceral LP, landing Sept. 28 on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint.
Getter had been dropping teasers for the full-length album, but it wasn’t until his vocal-fueled future bass cut “All Is Lost” landed on July’s mau5ville: Level 1 that the producer’s partnership with the mau5 come into focus. The surprising pair first hit it off at at a recent video game conference and began plotting releases soon after. The brash and bombastic style fans have come to expect from Getter will take a fresh turn with his new label digs, exploring a deeper sound consistent with the legendary imprint’s offerings.
The album promises to be a personal and inspired project for the Shred Collective founder, continuing the producer’s evolution while keeping roots in the hard-hitting style fans devoured on releases from OWSLA and Rottun Recordings.
deadmau5 is in good company at Kobalt Music. The where’s the drop?producer recently inked a contract with Kobalt’s AWAL imprint, rendering AWAL the platform for ensuing installments in deadmau5’s developing mau5ville EP series. David Guetta is the latest electronic act to pen a deal with the publishing company, recently inking his own worldwide contract with Kobalt. The organization will provide publishing administration for Guetta’s extensive catalogue, including global synch and creative support services.
“David’s track record speaks for itself,” said Kobalt CEO and founder, Willard Ahdritz. “He’s a rare breed — a global superstar who’s worked with the world’s biggest artists and created hit after hit. David and his business manager, Jean-Charles, have built an amazing collection of great music over the past 15 years and it will continue to live on for years to come,” Ahdritz added, “It’s an honor to represent his music as part of the Kobalt family.”
Guetta is engrossed in the production of his seventh studio album, due later this year. For now, fans can get a taste of what the veteran French mega-producer has underway with Guetta’s most recent single with Anne-Marie, “Don’t Leave Me Alone.”
deadmau5 has released the latest episode of his coffee run series, and this episode features none other than streamer and former pro Counter-Strike player, Shroud. The duo have a slow start, noting they both haven’t been up before 10 a.m. in ages, but get going after breaking open the caffeine.
deadmau5’s latest guest serves as a continuation of the producer’s growing involvement in the gaming and esports industries. He will be launching not only his own video game in the coming year, but will also be opening a LAN/gaming center in Canada. He and Shroud initially connected over their mutual love for PUBG.
Those who follow the duo won’t be surprised about deadmau5’s latest guest after seeing Shroud attend previous shows and their interactions online.
Quickly following up on the recently release of his eight-track compilation album, mau5ville: level 1, deadmau5 just teased more good news, announcing an upcoming collaboration with indie-pop phenomenon and fellow Canadian, Lights. The Skin & Earth vocalist has racked up hundreds of millions of plays over the course of a storied career, with a rap sheet that boasts LPs, comic books, acoustic work and more. Hot off the heels of some fan praise on the acclaimed Rob Swire collaboration “Monophobia,” deadmau5 had this to offer.
It is unclear if the new joint effort with Lights will come as a one-off, or a single from the mau5’s newly announced level 2 follow up, which he will begin teasing via his Twitch account. For now, the waiting game begins on the new Lights collaboration, though luckily, we have a full compilation of new work that still very much has our attention captured.
Getter and deadmau5 seem like they’d be the most unlikely of pairings on paper; the former is a newer act who’s known for his raucous bass productions and his video series cameos. The latter rose up for his more progressive-oriented productions, which have since given him the reputation of a “dance pioneer.”
There is one huge commonality the two share, however: their cheeky sense of humor. This shared trait is what made the two excellent partners for the most recent edition of deadmau5′ Coffee Run.
They discuss all sorts of career-related and other fun topics, including hitting people with cars, Skrillex being homeless at one point in his life, and laughing at slapstick humor. All-in-all, their interaction made for quite the entertaining hour of content!