Following Joel’s SkyDome performance last Saturday night, local publication The Star started on this note:
“If you weren’t one of the many dance-music fans in attendance old enough to remember the City of Toronto’s turn-of-the-millennium anti-rave witch hunt, Deadmau5’s triumphant homecoming gig before more than 20,000 frothing fans at the Rogers Centre on Saturday night still stood, I’m sure, as one of the most righteous dance parties ever to hit this town.”
They went on to finish with this… “Take all the victory laps you want, Deadmau5. You just pulled off a rave in freakin’ SkyDome.” To read all the stuff in the middle, click here. Joel’s reaction: “boom! So proud to be Canadian!”
Moar than 30mins of the show was broadcast live across live.deadmau5.com and youtube. This footage will be rebroadcast at a later stage this week. Further info to come.
Another ibizan summer season comes to an end, and amongst the closing parties comes the annual DJ Awards. Once again Joel’s productions have earned him credibility of the highest level within the dance music industry – this year taking home the prestigious award for the Electro House category. Afrojack, Benny Benassi and Calvin Harris were amongst the nominees. Click here for further info: www.djawards.com.
SOFI’s new EP is out now on mau5trap and is the first of a two-part series, consisting of dynamic collaborations with some of the most exciting electronic talent around. The release is available in two formats; the Extended Mixes can be found at beatport and the Radio Edits at iTunes. The two tracks featured on it – Broken Souvenirs and Joyride featuring Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars are both collaborations with Brighton-based dubstep renegades Millions Like Us.
This week Joel was announced ‘Highest Electro DJ’ at Amsterdam’s DJ Mag Top 100 event. This is what the mau5 had to say on Facebook: “#4 again on the top100 DJ polls… hey, not bad for someone who isnt a DJ. Anythings possible folks! now.. where did i rank in the top100 dentists poll? *looks* anyway… it just means you all voted, and i didnt even have to spam you to do it! so, if it means anything to me, it’s the love from my fans… and i love you all back! â™¥
ps. lol, lets get the jump on this bitch NOW. HEY EVERYONE. VOTE FOR ME FOR THE 2012 TOP100 POLLS. I WILL GIVE YOU BACON.”