After the tragedies over recent weeks in Japan, aid has been coming in thick and fast from all over the globe. In the music world, artists and songwriters from across the EMI family have supported the Red Cross to raise funds for the people of Japan who have been hit hard by these natural disasters.
EMI statement: “Over the next three weeks, incredible auction items from more than  of the world’s biggest selling stars will be available to bid on to help this important cause.”
So, where does the Mau5 fit into this campaign? Yep, that legendary sparkly Diamante mau5head has resurfaced, and is sitting on auction! In addition, as part of the item, Joel is giving away a 2 x VIP tickets for his Victoria Park concert.
EMI have also said, it will match all funds raised from the auction up a maximum of .1million.
Click here to learn more and get involved.
It has been a special weekend for Joel; his supporters voted him beatport Community Choice Artist of the Year, and his imprint mau5trap, hit legal download numbers that secured Animal Rights ‘Best Electro House Track’ and Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites ‘Best Dubstep Track’.
Straight from the Mau5… on Facebook: “thank you all SO SO SO much for picking little old me for beatports community choice award!! im flattered, i really am. no words to describe how much i love the support from the fans!”
Back home in Toronto, Canada also honoured his production Sofi Needs A Ladder with the Juno Dance Recording of the Year.
Mau5 continued…: “thanks everyone for the juno congrats! another crazy year, and another reminder of how much i love being canadian. time for a week off! *phew* ?”
From Joel and everyone working behind the scenes – BIG thanks for all your support and love! Now, lets crack on 2011 and see what that brings
deadmau5′s facebook and twitter accounts have been hacked by an illegal filesharing website. All of those following @deadmau5 on twitter will now have been redirected to @itsleetwarez . We will be working closely with Facebook and Twitter to ensure all his information is restored as soon as possible.
For the time being, for updates on deadmau5, please come here.
Deadmau5 has won three IDMAs this year, including Best Artist (Solo), Best American DJ (North America) and Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track.
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