Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mau5trap Releasepalooza! EDIT: Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax, Where Are My Keys RELEASED!

Where Are My Keys

[video removed for now]

Cott's Face - Feed Me

Static - Tommy Lee & DJ Aero

If you're interested about the rest of the compilation, you can find it on this youtube channel.

Tomorrow (or today, depending on what time-zone you're in), Feed Me's new original track "Cott's Face" will be released on mau5trap, exclusively on Beatport, and once I find an appropriate link, you can be sure you can find it on this blog post. :)

Also more rumoristic rumblings, courtesy of SJRimmington, who run's a neat blog over at Nothin's Gonna Change, a certain article from Kik Axe Music, states that today, mau5trap is also set to release a Meowingtons Hax compilation, which includes Tommy Lee and DJ Aero's new singles, Static and LFO Tool. Note that any word of this Meowingtons Hax comp is not confirmed at all and is simply rumor at this point, the only words to come from mau5trap which might be related came in the form of a recent tweet from earlier tonight. Click the picture for a link to the tweet itself. Should there be an actual release, I'll also post the beatport link for that.

TOMMY LEE and DJ AERO have partnered with DEADMAU5 and his MAU5TRAP label to release their new singles Static and LFO Tool tomorrow, August 25thvia the MEOWINGTONS HAX compilation
Embedded below is the video for Static. And yes, that is Skrillex's manager. Video is partly NSFW.

So, tell us what you guys think!

EDIT: What also might be interesting, is the audio in this video found on Adobe's Student site. Mau5 original or not? It remains to be seen. If you know what this track is, or any info, let us know!

EDIT: New updates! The big suprise mau5trap told us about is the Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax Bundle.

As Deadmau5 embarks upon the Meowingtons Hax North American tour alongside a host of the Mau5trap stable, the label head leads the charge with a brand new compilation. It features new and exclusive tracks from Deadmau5 himself and a host of the artists featuring on the tour, as well as a selection of tracks from new additions to the label that you can expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months. With contributions from Feed Me, Tommy Lee & Aero, Excision & Datsik, Zedd, Moguai, Al Bizzare and James Njie, this compilation is set to be the soundtrack to the tour carnage that will undoubtedly ensue. Opening with the insistent, driving powerhouse that is Where My Keys, an exclusive track from Deadmau5 himself, the compilation goes straight for the jugular. Moving through the jarring Cotts Face by Feed Me which fuses together glitchy drums and erratic synth lines and onto recent tour additions Tommy Lee & Aero the compilation doesnt hold up for a second as they deliver two fidgety electro house party starting tracks. Excision & Datsik turn up the heat with Deviance as grinding beats and growling basslines meet extra-terrestrial synth lines, proving once again why their star is most definitely in the ascendant. Zedds remix of Skrillex smash Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites channels the power of the original into a filthy 4x4 monster while Moguais Beat of The Drum surges forward on the elastic synths and rolling bass line with Sofi delivering her vocals with attitude.Upcoming Mau5trap artists Al Bizzare and James Njie also feature on the compilation. Al Bizzare brings Blast Wave to the table, a many-headed beast that switches up glistening synths and swelling bass and is in turns both euphoric and gritty. Rising talent James Njie rounds off the compilation in style, introducing himself with two futuristic progressive house tracks that are at once delicately nuanced and full of impact, speaking volumes of his talent. Mau5trap has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007 and become home to some of the most exciting electronic artists in the world. The new compilation features just some of the talent that the label champions and offers up a decisive musical statement whether you are going to the upcoming tour or not. To celebrate the release of the compilation, the Beatport version will come with selected track parts available for digital DJs giving them the chance to get creative. *The Meowingtons Hax tour runs from 11th August to 5th November, starting in Vancouver and ending in Toronto.

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EDIT2: deadmau5 graphic novel.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Professional Griefers + NEW ALBUM NEWS. [not confirmed]

UPDATE: EMI has taken down both the Professional Grifers and Don't Forget The Paperwork videos as of this morning. Hmm, what to make of this?

Well, seems like we have an actual name for Deerbus now.

[video removed for now]

You may remember that when the video for Don't Forget the Paperwork was released on the mau5trap recordings youtube channel, it's legitimacy was up for debate, but no where else could you find that good of a quality of the same track that had it's debut on the live Earl's DVD. Proof enough? I'd say so.(Leaving this striked out until we can get some real proof.) It's still a mysterious muddy gray area, but I think it's better that way. Leaves more to the imagination. (note that you also cannot find anywhere else, the intro to the track in this video. It doesn't start off from a recorded mix or anything else, it's from the intro of the track itself.)

And if you clicked the video, and looked at the description, you may have noticed this.

Is this some cryptic hinting we're looking at? Or simply a skillful trickster impersonating a mau5trap youtube channel? Let us know what you think. :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

New info on the new Deadmau5 stage / MAU5038 coming up / interviews

That's one of the longest post titles I've done in a while...

Alright, so we know Deadmau5 said about heavy motors for the new set. And at Lollapalooza, that was demonstrated with the mini cube group things (for lack of a better name).

And here, we find out what else Deadmau5 may have wanted to show off at Lolla, but couldn't due to rain.

And so the holodesk first seen at Earl's Court on the last UK tour is in action. The mau5cube twists round to reveal it, and the mau5 uses it with full effect, on the beautiful Jaded.
This video also shows the mini cubes moving up too.

If any more features get shown you'll see them here on mau5itup.

MAU5038 - Moguai feat. Fiora - Oxygen

I was wondering why we hadn't heard from Moguai for a while, after his cool compilation Lyve at Beta a while ago. That same compilation actually featured a song called Oxygen with a singer called Fiora. This song will soon have a release on Mau5trap, courtesy of some info from remixer of the song Mike Duz.

Apparently this guy Mike Duz is just 14. Madeon, move out of the way, you have a contender.

Check back here for details on when the EP will be released.


After being at lolla, deadmau5 was bombarded with interviews. I was astounded at the lack of questions surrounding where he got the name deadmau5 from.

In said interviews with and the rolling stone, he discussed perhaps making a new film score in the future, his hatred for compilation soundtracks, foo fighters, his next album, his mobile studio, and alot more.

You can find these interviews here and here.

I think we're done here,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lollapalooza 2011 / Raized by Wolves


Oh how we mau5fans have waited. and pleaded. Yesterday marked the day Deadmau5 moved from the old mau5cube set to...umm...another mau5cube set?

Do not fear, because this show came with an extra helping of awesome, due to the fact that this show was so much more live. This is due to the fact he took live synths on stage, and there was no more "cuing tracks". God knows how they synced lighting and audio up in this case.

The only problem with last night's set was that the mau5 became a drowned rat, or rather, some stuff got wet. Therefore it was not the full show and only "half" of what he will eventually have to offer. However the meowingtons hax tour is only starting off. We'll have a full rundown of the new stage as soon as the first proper tour date swings into action.

What you need to know:
  1. This isn't the full set, in terms of lighting, and possibly in time - being a festival, there were time constraints.
  2. Motors were used - groups of cubes to the sides of the stage were lifted when SOFI came on stage, then set back down when she went. However this might not be the only application for them.
  3. 4 Lighting bars set in an X formation around the mau5 were set up, which was pretty interesting.
As they say, a picture tells a thousand words:
1. Showing the cubes (from deadmau5' facebook)

2. The lighting bars
The bars also had LED strips on so could light up independently.
(also the groups of cubes were raised up at this point)

If a picture tells a thousand words, then a video tells 10 x 10^60 words. Finally, my favorite, best quality compilation of the set:

EDIT: One of the bestest quality but most limited video of deadmau5 playing Expert Griefers on his new stage here.


Anyway, before that, Deadmau5 visited Ibiza, and did a pretty awesome set which was also broadcast on Radio 1. You can listen here (UK only) from about 2 hours onwards for his full set.

Some cool mixes from the set; Where Are My Keys vs. Slip, October vs. Raise Your Weapon, HR 8938 Cephei vs. Raise Your Weapon. Expert Griefers was also in the set.

You can find most of the set uploaded, in parts or in full on YouTube; search for deadmau5 ibiza space 5/07.

New Mau5trap release: Raized by Wolves - The Call

These guys, Raized by Wolves (not by weapons) have just been signed to mau5trap, it seems. This song has vocals by Tom Smith from The Editors. Go give it a listen - click on the image below to listen to it courtesy of my friend Stephen over at Nothin' Gonna Change, or click this link to buy it on beatport.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New mau5head results/Winners Announced!

As announced by TalentHouse, the new mau5head design is this cheese head design. If you want a higher resolution view, simply click the picture above!

The selected design will be produced into the next deadmau5 head for promotional events and deadmau5's signature 'Unhooked' shows. Photographs of the winning mau5head will be featured on deadmau5's official website along with details about the winner. The winner will receive 2 VIP passes to a deadmau5 performance in Los Angeles and will meet deadmau5 at an in-store event in Los Angeles in August 2011. Travel and 2 nights' accommodation for the winner plus a guest will be provided.The 5 highest voted submissions will each receive 2 VIP passes to a deadmau5 performance nearest to their location (travel and accommodation not provided).A further 5 highest voted submissions will receive official signed deadmau5 merchandise.

From the creator, Lance:
Hey everyone. I've always been a fan of his classic heads without all the bells and whistles, so I'm taking it back to lightweight basics. I've had the idea for cheese ears for a while now, kinda surprised it hasn't made an appearance yet in some form or another.

Anyways, your vote would be much appreciated if you think it deserves one. For those interested, it was made with Photoshop.

P.S. Thought I'd throw in a cheeky photo manip of him wearing it :P

Peace, Lance
Here are the rest of the finalist mau5heads. Sound off in the comments or shoutbox and tell us which one(s) you think should've won! Personally, my choices would've been the Dia de los mau5 or evil mau5 2.0. Let us know what you think! :)