Deadmau5 has teamed up with Absolut Labs to make a virtual reality video game called Absolut Deadmau5, which will be available via iOS and Android on Wednesday 27th July.
The mau5trap head is the star of the VR game, as players guide him through his hometown of Toronto, meet his cat Professor Meowingtons, attempt to get to a show and watch him perform in front of scores of fans, all with Grand Theft Auto style gameplay.
Swedish composer Hans Ek has announced that he’s about to release a 17-track compilation that will see him and the 85-strong Norrköping orchestra reimagining some of the dance music’s most iconic tracks.
The compilation, which has been given the name ‘Dance Music Symphony’, features orchestral reworkings of The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Galvanise’, Daft Punk’s iconic ‘Aerodynamic’ and Deadmau5’s ‘Strobe' amongst many others.
The only real disappointment is the inclusion of Ten Walls’ ‘Walking With Elephants’ and Avicii’s ‘Levels’.
Deadmau5 has revealed in a post on Twitter that he has been working on a brand new live show with Eric Prydz, which the pair are set to premiere at Tomorrowland in July. You can see the full tweet below.
The two artists were placed alongside each other on the festival’s bill when the first wave of artists were announced in March, at the same time as it was also confirmed they would run a Mau5trap vs Pryda stage at the event.
Tomorrowland has announced its full line-up, for the event which runs in Belgium between Friday 22nd July and Sunday 24th July.
Named ‘The Elixir of Life’, Tomorrowland 2016 will land in the city of Boom for one weekend this year with 15 stages. And a slew of new artists have joined already announced headliners Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tiësto and Alesso.
In a massively varied line-up, the event will see Alison Wonderland, Marcel Dettmann, Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer, The Martinez Brothers and many more join the bill.
After Deadmau5 took aim at Skrillex last October for “supporting bullshit” by working with Justin Bieber, the Jack Ü producer didn’t hold back when he tweeted that Mau5 was “shrivelling in his own pile of hateful shit” shortly after.
Now Skrillex has gone even further in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, outlining why he worked with Bieber on his 2015 album ‘Purpose’, whilst also offering his thoughts on the future of EDM as a whole.
After Ultra Japan announced details of the first phase of its line-up for the festival, which is set to run from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th September, the promoter has also announced that Ultra Singapore will be a full two-day event.
Starting as a one-day ‘Road to Ultra’ party last year, the Singapore leg has now become a fully-fledged festival in its own right, running on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.
Kanye West and Deadmau5 have clashed on Twitter in a dispute over pirated software.
The feud started after the EDM producer called West out for appearing to use a piracy website to download Serum, music-editing software produced by Xfer Records – a label co-founded by Deadmau5.
Skrillex accused Deadmau5 of “bullying” in a series of tweets aimed at his former mentor.
you can ignore bullying but at some point you have to stand up for yourself and your friends— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) November 1, 2015
Deadmau5, who was an early supporter of Skrillex, has been critical of the producer’s collaborations with Diplo and Justin Biebier as Jack Ü.