LA has a history of in-store appearnaces by popular musicians gone awry, most famously the Depeche Mode riot that occured when the band attempted to do a signing session for their Violator album. But few would have expected that Canadian electronic music artist Deadmau5 would cause such a rukus when he appeared yesterday evening at the Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA. Danceblogga reports:
A reliable source tells us that Santa Monica, California police shut down a scheduled appearance by Deadmau5 at the local Apple store last night before it could happen as a result of overcrowding. On his MySpace blog Mr. Mau5 encouraged fans to reprise an in-store thronging at a previous Los Angeles-area apperance: “How many people can we fit into an apple store,” he writes.
The critically-acclaimed multimedia art and music event boasted an attendance of over 13,000 in 2008. Past performers over the years include Autechre, Diplo, Green Velvet, Modeselektor, Apparat, Vladislav Delay, Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto, Justice, Matmos, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Stars of the Lid, Murcof, The Field, Deadmau5, Fennesz, among many others. In addition to these performance programs, Decibel also includes a professional section featuring panels and workshops, serving as a forum for musicians and industry professionals alike.
A community arts festival with an educational component, Decibel has always been “non-profit” in essence, by no means a “money-making”venture for its organizers. However, this year Decibel Festival is making it official and has changed to 501.c3 status in efforts to continue the festivals growth by attracting grants and charitable contributions. In preparation for the festival this …
Canadian DJ Deadmau5 recently released a new signature iPhone/iPod Touch app that allows the user to mix his tracks. For just $2.99, the app, called Touch Mix, comes with 10 Deadmau5 tracks and allows users to mix and loop the tracks, while also adding some basic effects. While the app comes only with Deadmau5 tracks and is incapable of importing other tracks, however software designers Future Audio Workshop have said this is just the first version.
Canadian star Deadmau5 has put his name next to a new iPhone/iPod touch revolutionary app that allows you to mix his music. Touch Mix could also be a forerunner to how DJing software on the platform should work.
There are two virtual decks on Touch Mix, as well as a crossfader and volume controls. You can adjust BPMs, and there are also a few sound effects including a scratch option.
Sounds great on paper, but Touch Mix will only appeal to Deadmau5’ fans for now as the software only comes with ten Deadmau5 tracks (which is great for him), and it’s not currently possible to import any other music.
That said, this is only version 1 of Touch Mix, and presumably Future Audio Workshop will release …