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There are almost no words to describe Deadmau5 live at the Palladium.  Incredible. Mind-blowing. One-of-a-kind. Insanity.  The show this Sunday was sold-out & once the show started, it was completely clear why.  This wasn’t even a show or a performance… it was a once-in-a-lifetime multimedia experience engineered by Joel himself.  Started with sets by Zedd as well as Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, even with a surprise performance of Warp 1.9 by the Bloody Beetroots straight from England!  A look inside the cube showed just a little of what the mastermind was dealing with during the show.

The most incredible part was when Joel’s friend Adam brought out the Moog Theremin while sporting a white ghost ensemble and began to play it alongside Deadmau5 during his transition to ‘Ghosts ‘n Stuff’.  I wish everyone watching this spectacular duet would have known what was actually going on and how incredible it really was.

The theremin is almost unique among musical instruments in that it is played without physical contact. The musician stands in front of the instrument and moves his or her hands in the proximity of two metal antennas. The distance from one antenna determines frequency (pitch), and the distance from the other controls amplitude (volume). Most frequently, the right hand controls the pitch and the left controls the volume, although some performers reverse this arrangement. Some low-cost theremins use a conventional, knob operated volume control and have only the pitch antenna. While commonly called antennas, they are not used for receiving or broadcasting radio frequency, but act as plates in a capacitor.

As well as a few stellar performances by Sofi, Joel even got on stage with her and did a little dance for the crowd before running back up to his cube to continue the show.  The graphics on the four cubes (one huge cube that Mau5 was in as well as one above and one to each side) looked like they were actually compressing and rotating to the beat of the music.

There are so many that go to see Mau5 but there are few that actually know what goes into his shows, or should even call it a performance.  He isn’t just playing CD’s, spinning records, he truly is orchestrating his own symphony; from his bass line’s that make your feet rumble, to every kick that makes your heart jolt.  His 5sound’5 are so clean and untouchable, he is truly a sound engineering God.  Deadmau5 is our generation’s Mozart, Beetles or Beethoven. Our generation’s Einstein.

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Here’s some incredible new tunes for you this week. Enjoy!

Let’s Go (Bart B More ‘Lesssgo’ Remix) – Dem Slackers [download]
Change (TKO Moombahton Remix) – Peace Treaty [download]
Loving You (Twin Pack Remix) – STFU & Leony [download]
Eyes – Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill [download]
Que Que Feat. Maluca (Torro Torro Remix) – Dillon Francis & Diplo [download]
Blackout (Shinichi Osawa Remix) – The Whip [download]

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We have to thank our awesome fan Charles, from Toronto, for sending us this amazing tune ‘Polyphony’ we had never heard!  Always love new music, and it is much appreciated to hear what YOU guys are in love with right now!  Check it out and let us know what you think

Cristangelo – Polyphony (Alternative Mix) [YouTube]
Adam K & JELORoom Mates [Beatport]
Mord FustangMilky Way [Beatport]
Vodge Diper – Let’s Go Dutch [YouTube]

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Techya !!!

Posted: June 22, 2011 in New Music, Techno

•     Get Low – Justin Martin [download]
•     Sunday Stew – Rich Dub of Stircrazy [download]
•     Metrum – Fedde le Grand [YouTube]
•     Household Goods (Justin Martin remix edit) – T.E.E.D. [download]
•     Vocal Chords – Claude von Stroke [download]

Get Deth Hertz’ rad t-shirts on the Smoke and Mirrors website here.

Here are a few tunes for you this week in preparation for the crazy upcoming long weekend in Vegas for EDC!  We’ve thrown in a wide variety of tracks to satisfy all the EDM lovers.  The Benjamin Bates bootleg is a big favorite of Fedde le Grand which he dropped at Ultra this year in Miami as well as many of his other shows during his USA tour.  Another new track by Avicci is so pretty and melodic, we can’t wait for the full version to be released.  Mord Fustang, who is still the mystery artist in the industry, continues to release the most incredible tracks and remixes, literally every one is incredible.  Who is Mord Fustang?! Can’t get enough of eery vocals alongside beautiful melodies.

•     Hello (Benjamin Bates bootleg) – Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette [download]
•     Finally – Mord Fustang [preview]
•     Fade into Darkness – Avicci [preview]
•     Bright Lights, Big City (The Shapeshifters ‘Heavy Disco’ mix) – Cee Lo Green [Soundcloud]
•     Empty Streets (Abel Ramos remix) – Kaskade ft. Becky Jean Williams [download]
•     Amplifire – Diplo & Skrillex [download]
•     Traction – Bart B More (Club Mix Edit) [download]

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This new release by SHM has already been proclaimed by many as the official summer anthem.  Check out the official music video for Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Save the World Tonight’.  Thoughts?

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Do we spy Jelo?  Pretty obsessed with this crazy disturbing video to this song, we even made a tee!

I’m the needle in your arm I’m the pipe in your mouth. Dirty tight, dirty light, licking the floor I’m the reason that they want to come and kick in the door. I’m a devil, I’m a demon, I’m the voice in your head. You know the one that’s telling you to jump over the edge.

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