Good morning! The year has started off a bit slow with news, but we do have some pertinent information for you. Please read on after the jump for stories featuring Moguai, the Outlook Festival, and Deadmau5’s Ultra Music Festival rant.
Moguai’s North American ‘Mpire Tour’
Outlook Festival Launch Party
Europe’s best overseas festival, Outlook, will be taking over London’s Ewer St Car Park in London on January 21 with its first launch party of the new year.
The venue consists of three archways, each one showcasing some of the best talent linked to all things bass with the help of some of the weightiest sound systems in the UK.
Arch 1 will be the home of Iration Steppas Sound System which will host grimester Logan Sama, Deep Medi’s V.I.V.E.K and Quest, J:Kenzo, The Dubateers Ft Charlie P, Planas Ft Jila and Evergreen.
Arch 2 will be powered by Mungo’s HiFi and will welcome The Bug & Daddy Freddy, Congo Natty, Benny Page, Alix Perez and Spectrasoul.
Arch 3 will be hosted by Noise Control Audio with the help of Darksky and will see Lil Silva, George Fitzgerald, Girl Unit, Fantastic Mr Fox and Elphino all lay down sets sure to feature the infusion of bass and house.
Advanced tickets are £15 and for more info check out Outlooks official website.
Deadmau5: Ultra Music Fest Is ‘Same F—ing Thing Every Year’
Electronic music star Deadmau5 released a 12-minute video to his fans on YouTube in which he slammed the Ultra Music Festival for its high ticket prices and unreasonable exclusivity contracts.
“Ultra to me is the definition of insanity – doing the same fucking thing every year, expecting different results every time,” Deadmau5 says in the clip. “It’s fun and it’s cool, and if you’ve never been, go. But if you are one of those dudes that go every year, it’s like, why would you go again?”
The producer balked at the high ticket prices for VIP tickets. “Five hundred and ninety-five fucking dollars for a ticket?” he said. “Wow, someone is laughing to the bank.”
Deadmau5’s main beef with the festival is that DJs on the bill are prohibited from playing sets at other venues while they are in town for the event. “[Winter Music Conference] used to be the Christmas for the fucking DJ, because you go to Miami for a week and play up to eight gigs that fucking week, easily,” he says.
The video clip has been removed…
(via Rolling Stone)