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deadmau5 + Wolfgang Gartner - Channel 42

Monday, February 18, 2013


“Channel 42,” released last week, reunites deadmau5 with his "Animal Rights" partner-in-crime Wolfgang Gartner. It's a true treat for fans as "Animal Rights" remains a live staple and favorite. Still, these two tap into something magical again here. Flipping to "Channel 42"—one of the most popular tracks from deadmau5’s Grammy-nominated album > album title goes here < (Ultra Music)—eerie keyboards blaze through an all-encompassing swell, making for another dance floor rollercoaster that's as undeniable as it is unpredictable.   The release bundle features big dance floor remixes from Miami’s GTA, Scotland’s Nom De Strip and deadmau5’s fellow Canadian Eekkoo. deadmau5 remains an impressive concert draw, headlining the biggest festivals with sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Wireless, iTunes Festival and Sonar under his belt. This March look for him to return to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival for his first major appearance of 2013, followed by slots at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil.  As a top live performer, he's in a league of his own. Not to mention, the man has racked up during his career thus far an impressive five GRAMMY Award nominations, three JUNO Award wins (with five nominations overall) and numerous other accolades to his credit.  He was the first Canadian and electronic artist to sell out Rogers Centre in Toronto and broke the record held by Rage Against the Machine for most consecutive shows at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC with a staggering six nights at the historic venue. deadmau5 recently rejoined forces with Nokia for a spectacular light and music experience--exactly a year after they created the biggest light show London had ever seen.  This in turn resulted in a 4D projection that covered Millbank Tower with the mobile giant transforming an entire London square into an immersive audio-visual extravaganza starring deadmau5.  From that came a cool viral video using “Channel 42” as the musical accompaniment which you can check out here:  [youtube id="aVGfNjiDDNc" width="620" height="360"] deadmau5’ fan base speaks the loudest though. He's garnered over 7 million Likes on his Facebook page and is just shy of 2 million followers on Twitter. He has increased the transparency of his creative process by inviting fans to view live streams of him making new songs and promptly posted works in progress on SoundCloud for all to hear. A truly visionary artist, he has taken fan engagement to a whole other level. deadmau5’s fourth full-length release, > album title goes here <, was released on Ultra Music in September 2012.  Featuring collaborations with the likes of Gerard Way, Imogen Heap and Cypress Hill, it echoes with his alchemical brood of house, electro and progressive sounds.

Track listing for deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner’s “Channel 42” single package is:

1.       Channel 42 (album version) 2.       Channel 42 (Eekkoo Remix) 3.       Channel 42 (GTA Remix) 4.       Channel 42 (Nom De Strip Remix) [iTunes Exclusive]

Listen to channel 42 by Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner right here along with the remixes!

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The remixes are now available for purchase on: iTunes: Beatport:

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ABOUT deadmau5: Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released four critically acclaimed albums: >album title goes here<, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 7 million on his Facebook page. A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles.  In 2013, he will embark on a major world tour that includes headlining slots at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapaloza Brazil.  He recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so.   ABOUT WOLFGANG GARTNER: "I have to make something that’s never been made before; have to make the best thing that I’ve ever done in my life - otherwise it gets stagnant or worse,” says producer/DJ WOLFGANG GARTNER. Whether or not his progressively more maximalist take on electro-house is your bag or not, you have to respect his exponentially steep rise through the electro-house ranks. And Lord knows, you’ve heard it—or about it: flipping Beethoven’s 5th for the 4 a.m. crowd; eight #1 tracks on Beatport; remix/collabs with Britney Spears, Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas; festival-highlight performances at Coachella 2012 and Electric Daisy Carnivals 2010 and 2011 and a Grammy nomination under his belt. Where Joey Youngman, the one-time party kid from San Luis Obispo, CA and another-time househead old soul, has been electro-house’s dark (work) horse, Weekend in America, his debut full-length for Ultra Music, is WOLFGANG GARTNER becoming dance music’s one-man parallel universe, outpacing electro-house and outdoing himself. GARTNER continues to outdo himself with his upcoming release “Anaconda” (March 5th) and will build his impressive repertoire with constant remixes and original productions throughout 2013.