Five weeks ago, whilst streaming on live.deadmau5.com, mau5 wrote an instrumental that would become “The Veldt”. Chris James, a fan, took the track, added his vocal and shared on soundcloud.
Not long after, the horde discovered Chris’ upload and urged Joel to listen… Soon after, the two artists were speaking online and within days, deadmau5 featuring Chris James “The Veldt” was complete. The single is out now at iTunes and can be downloaded here.
Last month UK party starters Foreign Beggars were unveiled as the latest addition to the burgeoning mau5trap label roster. The group, individually known as Orifice Vulgatron, Metropolis and DJ Nonames, have built a revered reputation over the last decade for their versatility, prolific creativity and high octane live shows. Now they open the latest chapter in their evolution with new track ‘Palm Of My Hand’ produced by kidkanevil, the first tantalizing taster to be taken from their forthcoming album for the label, ‘The Uprising’. The single is available for download now on all digital stores. Click here to download at beatport and here for iTunes.
Yesterday [23rd March], mau5trap hosted its first mau5hax. What turned out to be nearly a 12hr production session was streamed through live.deadmau5.com.
The day, hosted by Honor Roll Music studios and in partnership with beatport, saw visits and support from Feed Me, Moguai, Kill The Noise and a last minute vocal performance from Foreign Beggars – who’s lyrical inspiration came from a facebook and twitter post.
From 12pm EST today [23rd March] mau5trap presents its very first mau5hax in Miami. Competition winners, beatport technicians and mau5trap artists and friends will join deadmau5 for an eight hour music production session which will be streamed in full at live.deadmau5.com.
In awards new, last night deadmau5 was awarded an IDMA for “Best American DJ (North America)” for the third year running. After the awards, Joel facebooked: “Awe, thanks fans and friends! Just snagged the idma award for best American Dj! Yeah yeah I know… Still rocks tho!” Click here for more info.
Joel’s imprint mau5trap is looking to launch its first podcast with a fan-based host. After the success of Lance Thackerey and his cheese head design, the label is working with Talenthouse to find the right person for the job. Click here for full details. In festival news, deadmau5 is set to join Calvin Harris, Groove Armada, Richie Hawtin and many more at Creamfields 2012.