The mau5trap maven himself, Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5), has now vamped his very own weekly radio show, mau5trap radio, through SiriusXM. The first edition aired late last week, September 28, featuring a fitting, hot-button guest mix from Getter, who just recently released his mau5trap-certifiedconcept album, Visceral.
The internationally-aired series is set to feature a sundry of other mau5trap talent, with debuts lined up from the label’s most auspicious acts, including REZZ, ATTLAS, No Mana, Rinzen, and more. The show has found a home on SiriusXM’s BPM (channel 51): a sacred staple in the electronic airwaves. This landmark achievement for Zimmerman and the esteemed imprint comes just one year after mau5trap’s momentous 10-year anniversary.
After a three-day period, each show will be plugged onto Mixcloud, where listeners can stream freely. Additionally, the show will air regularly across the globe, through the following mediums:
Germany – ENERGY NRJ Turkey – Radyo S – Monday 11pm Dubai – Dance FM – Tuesday 22:00 PM Mexico – Beat FM Cyprus – ENERGY NRJ (Prime time – Saturday agreed). Bulgaria – Radio Nova (If music & Jingle only) Thailand – Kiss FM Russia – DFM – Saturday 23:00 Moscow Time Sri Lanka – Fox 91.4 12pm Friday (Repeated 11am Friday afternoon, the week after) Kiss Fm, Australia – Saturday 6.30 – 7.30pm
Legendary producer Joel Zimmerman, known by his deadmau5 stage name, has started a series called “Mau5trap Mondays” on streaming site Twitch where fans can tune in to hear the producer go through submitted music — all while raising money for a good cause.
During the stream, users submitted their songs and donated money, which Zimmerman matched if the donation was more than $100. This proved to be hugely successful on Nov. 13, as the fans and Zimmerman raised $15,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Extra Life program.
Zimmerman notes toward the end of the stream that the series will continue every Monday, giving fans a shot at the iconic artist listening to and critiquing their music, along with donating money to a good cause.
Everyone’s favorite enigmatic candy-pop producer has just tackled some uncharted territory in the world of cooking entertainment. In his YouTube upload on Oct. 31, “Cooking With Mello: Chocolate Mice,” Marshmello doubles as a kitschy Halloween cook, all the while promoting of few of his recent single releases.
But that’s not even the best part.
While Martha Stewart may not have too much cause for concern, Joel Zimmerman could take issue with the video’s (perhaps not so) subtle jabs at his deadmau5 project. It’s no secret that deadmau5 and Marshmello have had some back-and-forth professional beef in the past, the most potent of which was Marshmello’s reference to a caged mouse in one of his music videos. In the above video, however, Marshmello takes it one step further. Perhaps there’s a new king of trolling in town.
Deadmau5 is no stranger to stirring up conversations via social media, though as the anticipation builds surrounding news of his 9th studio album, the Canadian superstar has turned to Twitter to inform fans of his immediate plans. After corresponding with fans on Twitter, one user asked the Canadian producer when he would be releasing new music that he’s been teasing over the past few months, such as “Monophobia” over a series of shows at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre:
Deadmau5 confirms that he will be busy touring over the next few months, and will have plenty of time during the winter months to buckle down and produce another album, in hopes of releasing the work by spring of 2018.
From his two-part tour,marrying his fiancé, and revealing the latest multi-million dollar version of his legendary stage cube structure, Joel Zimmerman has had a busy year. Better recognized by his stage name, deadmau5, the Canadian producer has just embarked on the second leg of his Lots of Shows in a Row (Part 2) tour, playing his first show in Windsor, closest to the Detroit border.
With unexpected obstacles in the way before his hometown show on the horizon, Zimmerman was forced to cancel his Toronto show, the second of the tour.
Due to unforeseen production limitations at the venue, we have been forced to cancel the Deadmau5 show in Toronto on October 8th. As this is a home town show for Deadmau5, it is of paramount importance that all necessary production details are fully vetted in order to deliver the full effect of the Cube show. However, it has been determined by our production team that we will be limited from being able to put on the show properly. Deadmau5 fully intends to return to Toronto in the near future to present this show as it was meant to be seen.
Met with disappointment by fans from across the province, Zimmerman was quick to figure out a solution and plans to return for a show under his techno alias, TESTPILOT. Accompanied by mau5trap artist Attlas for this one-of-a-kind occasion, Torontonians are in for a treat with the rarity of techmau5, and the promise of deadmau5 returning for a full-fledged affair in the near future.
Fuck that shit. I’m headed home to bed. I owe toronto the AP goodness coz they got fucked on the cancellation. Next time, I promise. https://t.co/f19ucZxInG
Wary of getting out-competed by Apple Music‘s Beats 1 Radio, which has been pulling in influential artists left and right, BBC has announced a new group of artists to grace the airwaves in 2017 via the BBC Radio 1 Residency radio show, including none other than deadmau5.
The Residency show features a rotating lineup of “the biggest names in dance music from the underground to the arena,” who take turns mixing for a few hours on Thursday nights playing whatever music they fancy. The 2016 roster included the likes of George Fitzgerald, Louisahhh, Oliver Heldens, and Steve Angello.
Also on the 2017 roster are fellow new members to the team Metrik, Eats Everything, Jessy Lanza, and Helena Hauff, who join veterans of the show Kölsch, Logan Sama, and Will Atkinson.
There’s something to be said for successful artists letting fans in on the creative process, which deadmau5 has done more of this year than ever before. Spontaneous SoundCloud uploads aplenty — many of which eventually found their way onto the album — as well as his Twitch streams, Razer tutorials, and a number of other videos have provided glimpses into some of the processes that have made him the icon that he is today. In fact, it was his fans, during a Twitch stream, who suggested that the server location where the album was held should be used as its official title.
Zimmerman has put together a new minimix to preview each track off of W:/2016ALBUM, providing a clear view into the overall sound of the album. Although each track is played for less than a minute, fans have expectedly been responding overtly positively. Every track has Zimmerman’s signature touch, and along with the more classic deadmau5 sound heard in “Saved” and “4ware,” there is a range of sophisticated new sounds and feelings that prove his experimentation with darker themes, retro sounds, and breakbeat rhythms over the past few years has paid off.
Nearly eight years after its original release — and coincidentally, on Halloween of all days — deadmau5‘s iconic “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” has officially gone platinum. The 2009 single, which features the vocals of Pendulum and Knife Party‘s Rob Swire, is arguably one of the most recognizable electronic dance songs of the past decade.
As such, it may come as a surprise to many fans that it took this long for the track to break the 1,000,000 copies-sold marker. However, considering that the past decade has also seen a huge decrease in the physical consumption of music — due to the rise of streaming and the continued popularity of digital piracy — the fact that a track that’s almost a decade old is still selling copies at a significant rate is an achievement in and of itself.
Ultimately, the continued popularity of deadmau5’s classic compositions speaks to his genius as a producer and tastemaker. See what deadmau5 had to say about the accreditaiton and listen to the original “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” below: