For some time norw, Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, has been broadcasting his ‘Coffee Runs’ to the fans and the public. These sessions provide us a drama-free inside look into Zimmerman’s life, friendships, opinions, and upcoming news.
His latest run was with Tycho, who happened to be in Toronto performing with his band. During their talk, Deadmau5 eludes to his exit from ‘club-land’ and his plans to move on to larger scale productions. He remarks at “how refreshing it is to see an electronic act that shows up with a van-load of gear.” As opposed to your average club DJ, Deadmau5 always shows up with his own gear. However, he and his team are limited to what they can transport, as he claims, “We try and fly in as much [production gear] as we can.”
The production gear he is referring to are the pair of million dollar MAU5BOTS used for his ‘Unhooked’ shows last year at Hakkasan in Vegas. “You just see people walking away from those typical club gigs and it's like why did we spend a million dollars on two robots?”
In the past he has mentioned his desire to perform solo arena shows with a 360-degree central stage. While he can’t go into any substantial detail about his upcoming tour, he does say that his team is “shooting for maybe next year,” and will require 15 trucks to transport the audio/visual insanity that will go into his performances.
Deadmau5 truly does care about giving each person who attends one of his shows a unique experience that stands apart from the rest. Given his track record with creativity and imagination, I am sure he will bring us something we’ve never seen before. Stay posted with us at EDM Sauce for any News about Deadmau5, his upcoming album, and his tour in the making. Check out his latest run below.