Tonight, May 28, deadmau5 will show off his taste for techno in a greater capacity than ever before with his headlining set at Detroit’s Movement Festival. Though tonight’s performance will mark Zimmerman’s official TESTPILOT billing, his intriguingly esoteric alter-ego has operated through selective sets in a de facto fashion over the years.
Easily the most prominent instance of Zimmerman’s acumen for purveying stellar techno sets is his storied b2b with the legendary Richie Hawtin at 2013’s South by Southwest. For two hours, the pair of iconic Canadian producers transformed Austin, Texas’ Stubb’s BBQ into a sonic cathedral, blending standout releases from their own musical catalogues with selections from the likes of Adam Beyer, Patrice Bäumel, Cari Lekebusch, and Joseph Capriati.
That the duo’s b2b still stands as a forward-thinking, viscerally evocative set four years later speaks volumes as to the magnitude that each of their headlining sets will hold over the course of this weekend. Until we experience TESTPILOT in full-effect, revisit this momentous b2b bout and prepare for the spectacle.
The Canadian DJ and producer deadmau5 is not one shy of voicing his opinion. So after Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike released their rendition of Pirates Of The Caribbean’s theme song, deadmau5 was quick to voice his true thoughts on the track. Deadmau5 wrote “yo ho ho ho a shitty producers life for meee” among
After revealing his plans to create a new “unhooked” stage, deadmau5 revealed that he had some extra time to take someone on a coffee run. While he never mentioned who that would be, deadmau5 tweeted a teaser video of him taking out Linus Sebastian. Linus Sebastian, otherwise known as Linus Tech Tips, is a Canadian
After months of hype, London-based producer Jon Gooch, better known as Feed Me, has released his latest EP on mau5trap. Existential Crisis marks the producer’s on mau5trap since 2013, and the wait was worth it.
Existential Crisis is an otherworldly experience, highlighted by flaring electro house melodies and heavy-hitting bass. The collection is a masterpiece and is incredible to listen to from start to finish — not unexpected, given the level of respect Feed Me has garnered within the electronic community. It flows seamlessly through different facets of Feed Me’s talents, from electro to dubstep and everything in between.
The producer says Existential Crisis represents combining techniques and equipment, and bridges a transitional period in his life:
[The EP] encompasses five pieces of music and artwork. In coming back to mau5trap to release, time feels like a flat circle in a positive way, and it’s exciting to work again with such a unique label that stands for individualism. It’s music to dance and forget about things for a short time while the world burns around us. It served as a precursor to touring with Joel on the lotsofshowsinarow tour, where I extended how I perform live and got constantly inspired by new music, new technology and new artistic opportunity. I find it important to constantly deconstruct, re-evaluate or reinvent myself or my surroundings, so with this EP and tour complete I take lessons and begin the next crisis.
Since going on tour with the Cube 2.1 back in April, deadmau5 has been constantly pushing the envelope to further his massive show. In late April, deadmau5 confirmed that he was creating the Cube 2.1 ‘Lite’ which would be ready for less-equipped venues and international travel. Now deadmau5 announces his plans to create an “unhooked”
Kicking off February, deadmau5 has delivered the second episode of his monthly BBC Radio 1 residency mix. Joel Zimmerman met much acclaim when hit the airwaves in January with a his techno-filled residency debut. This February iteration follows suit, continuing to deliver techno to the airwaves, but also delving more deeply into the progressive sounds that many fans more traditionally associate with the deadmau5 moniker.
In this mix, Zimmerman weaves through the works of Maceo Plex and Lane 8, as well as remixes of tracks by Icarus and Moby. Bookending his mix on strong notes, deadmau5 gives nods to some of dance music’s most prodigious talents, opening his broadcast with Kölsch‘s “Oma” and concluding with the thematically-fitting “Final Credits,” by this year’s Essential Mix of the Year winner, Midland.
Listen to the mix here:
1. Kölsch – Oma 2. Lane 8 – In My Arms 3. Olivier Giacomotto – Bipolar Star 4. Moonwalk – Landscape 5. Sailor & I – Black Swan (Maceo Plex Remix) 6. Drunken Kong – Chanted 7. Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix) 8. Steve Bleas – Annex 9. No Mana – Fade 10. Popof – Serenity 11. Jeremy Olander – Caravelle 12. Icarus – Don’t Cry Wolf (Seven Doors Remix) 13. Guy Gerber & Deniz Kurtel – Here Comes The Rain 14. Cubicolor – Dead End Thrills (Patrice Bäumel Remix) 15. Blue Mora – Life 16. Matt Lange – Lying To Myself (Clear Skys Remix) 17. Oneohtrix Point Never – Chrome Countr 18. Midland – Final Credits
In the past week illuciid has: released his first EP, mau5trap reposted his song, and he started his second semester as a college freshman. Quite the whirlwind of a week for this young producer who has less than 5 tracks out and already has the mau5trap cosign. His track ‘Summit’ is currently sitting at #2
Deadmau5 has recently been preparing for his new upcoming tour, particularly focusing on his Cube 2.1 stage design. Today, he released mini clips previewing the amazing and majestic visuals for the phenomenal stage structure. Mau5 fans had a sneak peak of the cube late last year; The Synth King had done a live stream introducing