deadmau5 to take indefinite hiatus

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deadmau5 is going offline indefinitely, per a statement posted to Twitter.

He acknowledged his longtime struggle with mental health had taken a toll on him to fans, indicating issues had magnified over “the past several years” and a guilty feeling over not realizing his label’s vision. At the beginning and end of his note, deadmau5 offered an apology to those he’d offended in the past with unfiltered comments that he admitted were offensive. These two items are what ultimately led to his decision to “go off the radar and taking time necessary to work on myself.”

It’s unclear if by “going off the radar,” deadmau5 meant be taking a break from social media only, or his career/pursuits in general. He simply advised he’d be seeking professional help to aid him in his mission to become a better person. This departure follows up one where similar issues were cited in 2015.


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Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz future touring plans: “It’s probably going to be another 10 years”

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All good things must come to an end…or at least take a break. Damon Albarn, frontman of beloved digital rock outfit Gorillaz, seems to think its time to put the band to bed for a while following back-to-back LP releases with 2017’s Humanz and 2018’s The Now NowRecently, speaking to the Toronto SunAlbarn explained that after two full-length studio albums, he and co-creator Jamie Hewlett plan to take a break from the road, to “even out” their recent output. An impending hiatus isn’t too surprising however, given that before Humanz, Albarn and Hewlett hadn’t linked for a full-length project since 2010’s Plastic Beach

“Since there wasn’t much time between these recent two records it’s probably going to be another 10 years,” claims Albarn.

Recently, the Blur proponent also revealed that another side project, The Good, The Bad & The Queen are set to release new music, and that new materials from the Gorillaz could land sometime after that. Regardless of more new music from the “Humility” producers that may come in 2019, it seems after the group’s current tour ends on October 24 in Mexico City, Gorillaz may not surface again for another decade.


Zeds Dead announce touring hiatus

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2018 will see many artists announce tours, but Zeds Dead will not be one of them.

The Canadian duo recently took to Facebook to notify fans that the year will bring a touring schedule significantly less rigorous than their 2017.

“This year we’ve decided to do things a bit differently than usual,” Zeds Dead writes. “We won’t be on the road as much, very little actually. We’re going to be focusing on creating new Zeds Dead music, growing our label Deadbeats, our radio show, working to make our live shows even better, and possibly stopping to smell the roses once in a while.”

The Northern Lights producers assure fans that the year will still yield “tons of new music” originating not only from the Zeds Dead brand, but from their Deadbeats imprint as well.

While the hiatus will temporarily remove the bass aficionados from the touring track, fans will have the ability to catch Zeds Dead at a number of summer festivals, including Okeechobee Music Festival.

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Eco announces new album and shares beautiful single ‘Darkness In The Light’

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A three-year hiatus paired with intense introspection led to Eco’s debut album Wolves, which tells the legendary American producer’s story of disillusionment with the contemporary electronic scene and his willingness to dive into his roots and work to restore the quality he once knew. The news comes as a grand announcement to trance fans, who have missed Eco’s immense skill in crafting ethereal, raw trance and progressive pieces.

“Darkness Into Light,” the LP’s first single, fully embodies this concept. Ambient nature sounds soon give way into a touching melodic progression strummed out by electric guitars and the gradual introduction of sonic layers. A huge release is felt by the time percussion kicks in, allowing the mind to soar as all of the clip’s elements combine into smooth piece that can be applied on any dancefloor. Crisp, instrumental accents are certainly refreshing to hear within any dance music subgenre, and Eco’s full embrace of these sounds has been welcomed with open arms by new and old fans alike.