The electronic dance music genre is typically a pretty supportive community, but every community has its bad boy and EDM’s is Deadmau5. In 2012 he, a Canadian of all nationalities, has picked fights with Madonna because she is old and out of touch, Skrillex out of sheer disrespect, and the EDM live community since he feels most of the work for any live show is done in the studio. This is not a ringing endorsement for Deadmau5 tickets, but, after much of his rant with regards to the last point, he tells the people exactly why they do love attending these phenomenal parties. They love it because a good producer has put together a great set with a matching light show and the audience on the dance floor is making the concert an experience.
This is an odd statement coming from a man who literally is paid to do nearly a hundred of these shows a year and wears a mouse head for kicks, but it is an interesting and commendable. Of course, any live performance is going to rely on the audience to give out a vibe that makes it easy to enjoy the experience, but this vibe may be most important in the EDM genre.
Of course, that audience loves sharing the experience of dancing to an incredible list of tracks. Deadmau5 will have a new album for just that event. The album, entitled >Album title Goes Here<, is going to be made available for download on September 25, 2012. It is the first album since 4x4=12 charted well unpredictably and even reached some sales benchmark in the UK and Canada. It also needs to be a true work of art given just how much publicity he has received this year.
He is one of the leading figures in legitimatizing EDM and his failure will be a setback for the movement. Thankfully, he is a master DJ with the skills to not only meet expectations, but exceed and set his counterparts up to make another few million dollars, even if Deadmau5 has a beef with him or her.