Deadmau5 To Release Remix Retrospective

Five Years of Mau5

Deadmau5 plans to release a retrospective titled Five Years of Mau5, but this isn’t your average greatest hits collection.

According to reports, Mau5 took to his members-only website to reveal the artwork — a mash-up of his previous albums’ covers — and announce the set is actually a remix EP.

What’s more, the Disney-embattled Canadian DJ has some top talent reworking his tunes. Eric PrydzNero, Madeon, Dillon Francis, and Pig and Dan were confirmed by Deadmau5, and it was pointed out Francis’ own remix of “Some Chords” was being played during TomorrowWorld, and that Pig and Dan had remixed tunes by Mau5’s alias, testpilot.

No release date has been announced for the project, and we’re still anxiously awaiting a tracklist and the names of other mix masters involved in the project.

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Eric Prydz: Epic 3.0 ‘is Not a Money-Making Venture for Me’

Eric Prydz is set to take over New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 27 with his Epic 3.0 performance — a gig he claims is going to cost him a pretty penny.

“This is not a money-making venture for me,” Prydz told the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy blog. “That’s the way I’ve always tried to do things with these one-off projects.”

Epic 3.0 — Prydz’s third installment of one-time-only productions — promises to be an over-the-top journey best viewed from the stands rather than the usually coveted floor seats. With lasers, a 60-foot-wide hologram (the world’s biggest) and an impromptu playlist, it’s not surprising he chose the “crown jewel” of concert venues to host the experience.

“Madison Square Garden is the most expensive venue in the world to produce. It costs so much money just to open the doors,” he said.

And to be clear, “People need to understand that Epic is not a DJ set. It’s a live show,” he said. So note that if you pick up tickets — and you know you want to — that this will be a show far above and beyond your run-of-the-mill set.

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Eric Prydz Coming to LiFE Las Vegas and Bringing Along Techno Alter Ego Cirez D

Eric Prydz has been on a roll lately. When the Dutch progressive house producer/DJ’s Pryda EP was released on Beatport, it jumped to the top of the charts in merely one day. Then it was announced that for HARD Day Of The Dead, Prydz and Deadmau5 will have their own “Mau5-ville” arena together. The latest triumph though, was an offer of a residency at the highly anticipated LiFE nightclub at the new SLS on the Las Vegas Strip. This is actually his third Vegas residency for the year, starting with Wynn, then moving on to Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub. Now he’ll have his exclusive residence at LiFE, which kicks off on Saturday, September 13th.

Immediately following his debut there as Eric Prydz, LiFE will have him host their inaugural non-commercial EDM music night “Underground Sundays” under his techno alias Cirez D the next day, on September 14th.

In 2002, Prydz launched his label Mouseville, producing techno music under the alias Cirez D. So now Las Vegas will have two big names in the form of one person, doubling the chance to start swaying Sin City from the status quo. You’ve got to like those odds.

Here are some techno jams from Cirez D for you to check out.

Eric Prydz Releases 4 New Tracks on Pryda Recordings

Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz donned his Pryda moniker to drop new tracks exclusively for Beatport.

The album — well, more of an EP, though it’s not really that, either — features four songs that are progressive house tracks that fall on the darker side of the spectrum. “Mija,” with its atmospheric melody, features a light thump and near-rattling accompaniments. “Origin,” on the other hand, is a dark break beat with a splashing hum that’s accessorized by a robotic chant of “house music.”

That track is reminiscent of late ’90s trance, but “Backdraft” sounds more like a peak-hours must-play, with haunting keyboard synths fleshing out the slow-building beat. “Axis is perhaps the most radio-friendly tune and sounds a little like Prydz’s 2008 hit “Pjanoo.”

Though not as mainstream as the iconic “Call on Me,” this out-of-the-box effort from Prydz is worth a spin — and maybe worth adding to your regularly rotated favorites.