WE ARE FRIENDS TOUR
LAUNCHING TOMORROW, JULY 15 IN PHILADELPHIA
OUT NOW “XYZ” TO APPEAR ON
‘WE ARE FRIENDS (VOL 11)’ COMPILATION
DUE OUT EARLY 2023
LISTEN NOW HERE
NEXT ‘WAF’ SINGLE — KASABLANCA’S “TRANSITORY”–ARRIVALS JULY 29
NERO REMIX OF “XYZ” DROPS AUGUST 26
For deadmau5, summer 2022 is for new music and shows. Tomorrow (July 15) deadmau5 and friends NERO, Kasablanca and Lamorn get the party started with the kickoff of the deadmau5 presents We Are Friends (WAF) tour at The Met in Philadelphia. Meanwhile earlier today deadmau5 ‘track “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Gray made its premiere via Rolling Stone. The song appears on Resident Evil (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series) out now on Milan Records.
For his contribution to the action-adventure-horror soundtrack, deadmau5 drew upon his older JUNO and Jupiter synths forgoing trendy analog synths and sci-fi features, resulting in a grindy, downtempo vibe. “‘ Dystopian suburbia ’is the kind of vibe I had in mind when making this song. It’s been pretty cool because I like that weird, corporate overtone of this entity that owns the village if you would. I just imagine what that would be like while roughly composing the song with of course the vocal accoutrement of Ms. Skylar Gray. She’s an amazing talent to work with and she just nailed the lyrics. ” Look for the song to be available as a single on deadmau5 ‘label mau5trap soon.
Listen to the full Resident Evil (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series) featuring deadmau5 “My Heart Has Teeth (ft Skylar Gray)” here:
Presented with Live Nation, the first-ever branded WAF trek will take deadmau5 and friends across the US through December with stops in Madison, Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Detroit, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Boston as well as the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Look for more dates to be announced. Headlined by deadmau5, NERO (DJ set) will support on all shows with Kasablanca, Lamorn and more friends TBA on select dates.
Since 2012, We Are Friends (WAF) has been a music compilation series with the clear idea of giving airtime to fresh, newly discovered talent from deadmau5 ‘mau5trap label. It’s 11th edition We Are Friends Vol. 11 is due to arrive in early 2023 with new singles to drop from the label’s key and rising players before then leading with “XYZ” —deadmau5 ’fast tracking synth and driving beat dominating nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental. The next single comes from Kasablanca with “Transitory” on July 29 and a NERO remix of “XYZ” is due to arrive August 26.
Listen to deadmau5 ‘“XYZ” now: https://wearefriend5.ffm.to/waf11
Celebrate 15 years of mau5trap: https://timeline.deadmau5.com/
Dates for the deadmau5 presents We Are Friends tour are:
Fri Jul 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Thu Jul 21 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Sat Jul 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Sat Aug 20 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Sat Aug 27 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theater
Sat Sep 17 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Buffalo
Fri Sep 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sat Oct 01 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (indoors)
Sat Oct 08 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sat Oct 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
Fri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic
Fri Nov 04 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat Nov 05 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat Nov 12 TBD
Sat Nov 19 TBD
Fri Nov 25 TBD
Fri Dec 16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
We Are Friends Tour (wearefriend5.com)
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People and “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man. In 2022 deadmau5 teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing # 1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla. In the live realm, his 2019/20 US cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. This year he returns to the road for the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 will be headlining the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.
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15 years since its formation, mau5trap — the independent label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5 — has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade,” placing it in the Top 10. It has served as an influential platform for dance music heavyweights such as Zedd, Feed Me, REZZ, Moguai, Noisia, Chris Lake, i_o and many more. A combination of electronic music, techno, progressive, electro, and leftfield sounds, the label acts as a hotbed for rising talent such as Lamorn, Kasablanca, Morgin Madison, No Mana, BlackGummy, and more.
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