Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011/2012 and the mau5

We apologize for the lack of updates. It is most surprising that this post comes on Christmas eve, but indeed a new post is in order (I hear you, shoutbox)...And what better time than the end of 2011 to both recap on 2011 and look forward to 2012.

As a recent blog post (which has been staring me in the face for too long, sorry!) showed, January will bring the Mau5's residence at the XS, Las Vegas. Expect an onslaught of unhooked shows around that time, and I envy any one of you who lives in Las Vegas.

March will bring the first time in quite a few years that the Mau5 will not be playing at UMF (Ultra Music Festival). He has been outspoken about the lack of progress with regards to the festival, and that the results are always the same.

In June, the Mau5 will be visiting Ireland for at least two shows, one in Dublin and the other Belfast. This christmas, wish upon a star for a full UK tour.

And we also await a new album...the long talked about "studio" album which features new content. Deadmau5 has recently had work done on his new house, and this will presumably allow him to produce music more easily.

If 2012 seems a little void, you wouldn't be wrong - but I predict to see a really polished tour or album out of the Mau5 at the very least this year.

Because 2011 didn't disappoint. The Meowingtons Hax tour didn't fail to impress, and it synergised a fantastic light show with great live music. We even saw live shows taken to quite literal new heights.

Professional Griefers, nee Deer Bus has exploded in popularity, and it is not even released. It appeared at Minecon and we had a sneak peak at some vocals, but it appears that the true face behind the final vocals has arrived - can you identify this man?

Personally, 2011 brought LED Festival, my first Deadmau5 concert. A great atmosphere and a great show.

The shows themselves would be lights without music - HR 8938 Cephei was a fantastic song that had strong overtones of the old progressive deadmau5 style while boasting new definition. Where (Are) My Keys was also a great showstarter that showed new style from the mau5.

In terms of Mau5trap, 2011 saw new releases from a horde of artists, new and old. DNB mainstays Noisia had 2 surprise releases with Tommy's Theme and Could This Be. Newcomers Raised By Wolves showed their talent in The Call. After gaining popularity with SOFI Needs a Ladder, SOFI has had her own releases, Locked and Loaded parts 1 and 2.

Locked and Loaded Part 2 is available on Beatport now and includes the song Bring Out the Devil, originally produced with Skrillex.

I'm just going to give my regular shoutout to Mike Duz, who I was pleased to hear got some recognition from mau5trap with his free release of his remix of Oxygen by Moguai. He's been working heartily on remixes recently, also creating a mockup remix of Professional Griefers. Props to him.

As for Mau5itup, we appreciate our readers, and promise moar updates this 2012. We also hope to improve the site and make it better. Please be sure to like us on Facebook (almost 1000 likes...) and follow us on Twitter.

Happy Holidays and a Happy new year,

1 comment:

  1. Check out the first mau5trap release in 2012!!!