Dance music was born in nightclubs, and it is in these incredible spaces where it will always live on. But there is something quite special about transporting the energy and excitement of dance music into a totally different space. Here we recap four occasions when dance music crossed into iconic, unusual spaces.
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Deadmau5 confirms that the clip of a video from one his earliest shows – tweeted by Twitter user Teeroy666 – was his first set with the mouse head helmet.
whoa, thats some random found footage there... that was my first gig with the head... i remember someone yelling at us for soundcheck. https://t.co/f5A5qZc9rS
Deadmau5 promised to release a 20-strong collection of old and new tracks via iTunes following the release of his new full-length 'W:/2016ALBUM/' last month (2nd December).
The mau5trap boss subsequently revealed further details of the material in a Twitter post in December, which stated it will “hopefully” be released in February 2017 and will feature remastered tracks dating from 1998 to 2007.
Deadmau5 kicked off his brand-new 2017 BBC Radio 1 Residency last night with a two-hour mix of tech-house and techno, alongside a slew of Deadmau5 productions including the Com Truise remix of his prog-house anthem ‘Strobe’.
The tracklist also featured records from underground, techno-leaning acts like Pan-Pot, Maceo Plex and ANNA, as well as the world premiere of new track by DJ duo Pig & Dan, titled ‘Back To Graceland’.
You can listen to Deadmau5’s first 2017 BBC Radio 1 Residency mix and check out the tracklist below.
Deadmau5 has offered to fly an aspiring artist called BoMason to the mau5trap studios to co-produce his first album, if he can hit one million plays on his SoundCloud page.
After finding the relatively unknown producer on Twitter, when BoMason revealed aspirations to move to LA to push his music career, Deadmau5 described him as having “natural talent” in the Reddit post that announced the news.
Deadmau5 has shared a new track, titled ‘Legendary’, featuring much-loved rapper, Shotty Horroh.
This isn’t the first time the two have partnered together on a track, Deadmau5 also collaborated with Shotty in November on ‘Okay’.
Through Twitter, the 'Mau has revealed that this is the first of two tracks he and Shotty will release together over the coming months.
Deamau5 unveiled his new Cube 2.1 stage set-up over the weekend, in a YouTube video that showed parts of the development process as well as his new live show in action. You can watch it below.
The mau5trap boss gave the first glimpse of his Cube 2.1 when he performed material from his new record, ‘W:/2016ALBUM/’, ahead of its release on Friday 2nd December.
Wolfgang Gartner released his homage to vintage house tune, ‘Devotion’, this week via Spinnin’ Records, and you can listen to the track and watch the lyric video below.
On his latest ‘Devotion’ release, Gartner says, “Essentially, 'Devotion' is a nod to my true house music roots with a current and personal twist on it.”
Originally hailing from San Francisco, but now based in Germany, Lane 8 (aka Daniel Goldstein) has been making waves with his deep house sound on both sides of the pond for some time. His debut album ‘Rise’ was one of 2015’s highlights for the genre, releases mostly on Above & Beyond’s acclaimed Anjunadeep imprint, he’s remixed the likes of luminaries Eric Prydz and deadmau5 and his new This Never Happened label and tour are making an even bigger splash. The concept is simple yet effective for the live show: be present and stay off the [social media] feed by staying off your phone.
Deadmau5 has revealed that he thinks EDM died last year in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Addressing comments he made in 2014 about his thoughts on the impending death of EDM, Deadmau5 said, “It already did in 2015. Where have you been? 85 percent crossed over. It's fucked. It's out of the innovators' hands; it's not really grassroots anymore. I'm partially responsible – I've done my part to commercialize shit. Oversaturation.”