LAUNCHES UNIQUE REMIX CONTEST WITH BEATPORT PLAY
FOR “SOME CHORDS” (DILLON FRANCIS REMIX)
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PIONEERING CANADIAN PRODUCER TO HEADLINE #GUVFINALE,
THE FINAL NIGHT INSIDE THE GUVERNMENT IN TORONTO JANUARY 25
AND IS CURRENTLY NOMINATED FOR
“BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM” GRAMMY AWARD
WITH ‘while(1<2)’ (mau5trap/ASTRALWERKS)
The Dillon Francis remix of deadmau5’s “Some Chords”--which appears on his current retrospective double-album, 5 years of mau5--turned a lot of heads upon its reveal earlier this year when Francis launched it at Mad Decent Block Party. Now, burgeoning producers everywhere can take their turn with the track as Beatport Play launches today the deadmau5 “Some Chords” Dillon Francis remix contest.
Launching December 30 at http://btprt.dj/1yAXimj to round out a remarkable year, Beatport Play has got a bonafide remix banger courtesy of electro kingpin Dillon Francis. Last month, the LA-based producer joined a heavy cast on 5 years of mau5 (Ultra Music) with his remix of deadmau5 2010 classic “Some Chords,” the signature opener to the producer’s fifth full-length album 4x4=12, awash in synth stabs and neon electro grooves.
Re-work the Dillon Francis take and enter the latest Play remix contest by January 26, 2015 for a chance to win. The grand-prize winner will see their work made available on Beatport in an exclusive remix release via mau5trap as well as receive an Antelope Audio Interface, assorted Eurorack modular synth modules and some of the latest software. Submissions can be made now through January 26, voting extends from January 27 to February 9 and the winner will be announced on February 24.
Meanwhile, deadmau5—nominated this year for his sixth GRAMMY award in the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” category for while(1<2)--is gearing up for a New Year’s show in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the Reveillon Paradise Weekend as a part of group of select South American dates. Next, he’ll return home to Toronto where his next North American appearance will be at Guvernment on January 25 as part of the famed venue’s closing show #GUVFINALE. It will be a bittersweet moment for the Canadian producer as he bids farewell to the place that launched his musical career.
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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 five critically acclaimed albums: while(1<2), >album title goes here<, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and six-time 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 almost nine million on his Facebook page. deadmau5 is also the #1 selling artist on online retailer Beatport. A major touring act, he has headlined iTunes Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Budweiser Made In America, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, HARD Day of the Dead and Creamfields, 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. Plans for a major world tour in 2015 are in now the works. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so.
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, our flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, our sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture.
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