Deadmau5 continues to push the limits of stage design with his unforgettable cube stage design. While streaming on Twitch and tinkering with TouchDesigner, Joel decided to give viewers a teaser of the fully built Cube 3.0! Compared to the previous Cube 2.0 design, there seem to be a few changes. In the video below, you can see that the cube displays the height and width of 384 ft. It’s clearly a huge display, especially knowing that it will have its first debut at Ultra this year.
As detailed oriented at Deadmau5 is, there is a ton of work put into this production. Cube 2.0 required up to three computers to run, so who knows how much more Joel will need to make sure everything will run smoothly. This will be one of the most anticipated shows for this year’s Ultra, and everyone should be counting down the days to see this production firsthand.
Early displays of Cube 3.0 were shown on the stream last month, adding to the excitement of what will be shown at Ultra. With a month left until the event, there’s still time for some adjustments and changes. However, the likelihood that the potential for major change is thin. If you weren’t able to get to watch the stream, give the clip below a watch – it just might satisfy your needs till the debut.
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The 20-year old artist is just getting started.
If you’re not familiar with Maxd yet, don’t miss out on his new EP Toothpaste & Orange Juice; you’re in for a treat.
The 20-year-old Canadian artist started off just uploading tracks to Soundcloud and continued releasing with various labels from 2014 until last year. His well-sharpened production skills, as well as his over-the-top artistic maturity allowed for a change in 2017, that constantly evolved and is now finally sealed with his debut EP.
Fully showcasing Maxd’s distinct style of quirky synths, vulnerable melodies and unorthodox arrangements, Maxd’s debut collective work is a playful 7-track journey through a variety of moods, narrated by his numerous collaborators.
“Mow“, a collaboration with Defsharp kicks off the EP; a low-key banger that serves as the perfect introduction to the sonic madness that’s about to follow. Futuristic electronica gems “Words” with EMIA and “Touch” featuring Austin Salter follow, as well as progressive, pop piece “Sleepy” with vocals from Adam Tell are the brightest tracks on the EP, a great contrast to the dark, psychedelic atmosphere of “Don’t Close Your Eyes” with Osquello and the nostalgic feel of “Stuart” featuring rapper Lonemoon. “Damsel” serves as the EP’s outro; a lo-fi beat flipped into a wonky trap banger.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Maxd to discuss his process behind the project, aliens, pizza and more.
EDM.com: Who is Maxd? Give us some short info about yourself.
I am a 3rd-year University of Ottawa student and bedroom producer with big dreams. Anxious to get out of Ottawa and go somewhere where the music scene actually exists.
I’m color blind, I like beer, my favourite color is yellow, I don’t quite know what I’m doing with my life just yet, and I’m ok with that.
Talk to us a bit about the EP and its creation. Why Toothpaste & Orange Juice?
Maxd: It’s been quite the ride. I started it close to a year ago, when I started getting into working with vocalists. I really wanted to try something new and always thought it would be cool to actually make music people could sing along to for once. It’s been super cool working with all the vocalists, everyone is so talented and genuine.
The EP is named Toothpaste and Orange Juice for a couple reasons really. First off, it’s quirky, and I live for the quirk. Also, toothpaste and orange juice is a weird combination, just like how I thought my music would be a weird combination with vocals. Though I’d say it worked pretty well – orange juice and toothpaste on the other hand…
How has your creative process as an artist evolved over the years?
I used to sit down and try and recreate whatever my favourite deadmau5 or Feed Me song was at the time, and would end up missing the mark but coming up with my own thing in the process. That was super useful, I learned some really cool things trying to recreate stuff other people had made while not worrying about getting everything perfect. It would often turn into me making an entirely different song of my own, though you can definitely hear influences in a lot of my earlier stuff.
These days, I get this urge to make a song, always when I really ought to be doing something else (studying), and then just start making whatever comes to my head. I never end up making what I had originally planned. “Words” started off as a rap song I had with me on the vocals actually, but then I realized it was garbage and sent a really rough beat to EMIA, who ended up killing it.
Finishing a track in a day or taking 2 years to finish something?
Honestly, I used to spend way more time on tracks. I don’t know if it’s because my workflow is just better or I care less about the super little details, but now I find my favourite songs are the ones where I finish 80% in an evening. Unfortunately, now I finish the 80% in a few hours and get bored and never end up fully realizing the ideas, which is why I’ve found collaborations have been super cool for me lately. Really helps to get out of a rut.
When hanging out with the squad: serious, meaningful conversations about life and the universe vs all over the place and silly conversations about food and who got less sleep last night?
I’d say it’s a good 10/90 split. Me and my friends are almost never serious unless you get too many beers in us and we all of a sudden get dumb introspective.
If aliens were to visit earth tomorrow, what will they look like?
They better all look like ALF or I’ll be disappointed.
If the aliens were to destroy the world in 5 minutes, what would be the last song you’d listen to?
“The Bomb Song” by Darwin Deez, he’s probably been my favourite artist since I discovered him a few years back. It’s a good tune too.
Porter Robinson or Madeon?
Porter for sure, I listened to Worlds and Spitfire so much. Not to say Madeon isn’t talented, his stuff just never grabbed me the same way.
Star Wars IV, V and VI, or I, II and III?
To be honest, I’m not the biggest Star Wars boy. And I’m pretty sure everyone else hated Episode I, but I loved the pod race scene and Darth Maul. Come on, the dude has a double lightsaber. So I gotta go with I, II, and III.
Pineapple on pizza! Yay or nay?
If you don’t like pineapple on pizza it’s just because your taste buds haven’t fully developed yet. It’ll come. That being said, plain cheese pizza is by far the king of ‘zza.
Now that Toothpaste & Orange Juice is out, where do you think you can go from here?
I think the move is going to be more music, I’m already working with some other artists on some things. Thinking about bringing my sound more into the hip-hop world. God, I love hip-hop music right now. I’d really love to try my hand at producing maybe. I think it’d be so cool to have a producer tag of Future saying something about how he’ll shoot you if I don’t trust you.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
10 years from now? That’s a while. Man, I can’t imagine I’d not still be doing music. I think the coolest thing in the world would be if I could do this stuff full-time. But whatever happens, I know I’m gonna keep making music no matter what.
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By Real EDM — 3 weeks ago
First premiering at 2019’s EDC Las Vegas, Dillon Francis and Eptic are set to release collaboration ‘Let It Go’ this Friday, August 2. Eptic who wasn’t even billed to perform at the festival, even flew all the way from Belgium to perform ‘Let It Go’ with Dillon during his set for the first time.
Both Dillon Francis and Eptic took to twitter tweeting and tagging each other as well as record label Monstercat displaying the track’s cover art. First and foremost, let’s take a good look at this wild artwork of Eptic attempting to catch Dillon Francis falling off a cliff. Perhaps meaning Dillon’s gotta let something go.
If the studio-quality version of ‘Let It Go’ is anything near what was played at EDC Las Vegas, this song will go straight into our playlists.
If you’re lucky enough to catch either of these guys on the road, they definitely put on fun-filled sets. Dillon Francis can be seen next at HARD Summer in Fontana, California on August 3rd. Fans can expect to see Eptic at New Horizons 2019 in Nürburg, Germany on August 21st.
With HARD Summer creeping up, maybe there will be a chance Dillon Francis will bring out Eptic as a special guest. We will just have to wait and see.
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By Real EDM — 3 weeks ago
AvB kick-started pre-order of A State of Trance, Ibiza 2019 with a new Rising Star single.
Trance titan Armin van Buuren first debuted his now-famous Rising Star moniker 20 years go. He’s now back for with the eighth drop from said alias with the single “Cosmos” featuring Romanian singer/songwriter Alexandra Badoi. This release is one of the 44 tracks featured on van Buuren’s upcoming A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2019 mix album set to be released August 16.
“Cosmos” is a beautiful single sung in Badoi’s native language. Her melodic vocals intertwined with van Buuren’s mesmerizing production is set to get main stages across the world swaying in harmony. Without even understanding the lyrics to the track you feel the emotions and longing the two artists are trying to convey.
Of “Cosmos,” Badoi said:
“Singing for – and creating a track with – Armin van Buuren is a dream come true for me. The lyrics of ‘Cosmos’ are in my own language, Romanian, and I feel that only strengthens the belief that music is a universal language, as ‘Cosmos’ is all about sharing pure emotion. I am so honored to work with [him] and deeply grateful for all the amazing people in my life who keep supporting me!”
As van Buuren is gearing up to drop the latest A State Of Trance album, the producer has officially opened up pre-order as of this writing. The series has been dominating the trance industry since 2004 and has changed the face of the genre.
AvB’s love and appreciation for Romania have been at an all-time high as of late. Earlier this month news broke that he would deliver the official anthem for UNTOLD Festival. Along with with the anthem, the legendary producer will perform the longest main stage live set ever. The set will land on his very own dedicated day, billed as “Armin UNTOLD day.”
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