GDD™ Morning Update: Moguai, Outlook Festival, Deadmau5

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’

As the festive hangovers begin to heal and another exciting year for dance music dawns, there is one man in particular who has shown no signs of easing off the accelerator…With a sensational performance at India’s biggest dance event – Sunburn Festival – just after Christmas, a truly magical set to ring in 2012 at Sasazu Club in Prague, a brand new radio show on Sirius XM and his eagerly anticipated ‘Mpire’ album set to drop on the 30th January, there’s been no rest for the wicked as the one and only MOGUAI steamrollers into the New Year!
Rest assured, it goes without saying that no album release of Moguai’s would be complete without it’s very own accompanying tour; which is why on the 17th January – just one day after the release of the first single from the long player – Moguai touches down in Las Vegas to commence the North American leg of his mighty ‘Mpire Tour’!
And what an outing its shaping up to be…with eight mammoth shows in less than two weeks, it’s the perfect opportunity for Moguai’s thousands of Stateside friends to witness and experience firsthand his breathtaking Mpire sounds. What a way to start 2012!
Single Release: 16.01.2012
Moguai – Mpire (Mau5trap Records)
Album Release: 30.01.2012
Mpire (Mau5trap Records)
‘Radio Mpire’ on Sirius XM:
Show #1 Airs: 11th January, 7pm EST
Mpire Tour, North America Dates:
17.01.12         Las Vegas (US) / Moon
19.01.12         San Francisco (US) / Ruby Skye
20.01.12         Kelowna (CA) / Level
21.01.12         Vancouver (CA) / Ginger 62
23.01.12         Los Angeles (US) / Playhouse
26.01.12         Sacramento (US) / District 30
27.01.12          Orange County (US) / Sutra
28.01.12          Miami (US) / Mansion


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.

(via Mixmag)


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)



2 Responses to GDD™ Morning Update: Moguai, Outlook Festival, Deadmau5

  1. He’s pretty much right. I am really bummed I can’t go this year but they really fucked over a lot of fans out the gate with early bird who were prepared to get their early birds hours before they went on sale and when they did go on sale their servers couldn’t handle them and they were “sold out” within the hour. Then they’re general admission after that was noticable 80-90$ more then last year. By the time you figure in flying to miami and hotel, it’s just unfair to even many of the people who could swing it the year before.

  2. BassChaperone says:

    ya it’s stupid to make artists sign exclusivity contracts. The WMC is all about going around miami and seeing any DJ you can imagine in a club. I like partying at ultra all day but it ends at 12:00 am and we all know that’s really when the party gets started

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