Deadmau5 - Someone explain this guy's huge popularity (general C/D, RFI thread i guess)

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not that they didn't end up dancier tbh - here's Dumb 'n' Base (including possibly the greatest internal rhyme ever)

generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess thats why I was surprised to see him headlining Lollapalooze, I'd seen his name here and there but none of the outlets I really pay attention to have given him coverage to the point where I'd know how huge he was.
--jon /via/ chi 2.0

There was like a 4 page feature in Rolling Stone

Erin Go! Bwaaaah!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Though it does remind me of like freshman year of lollege when everyone was going bonkers for sasha and dickweed and I wad like "wtf where do u ppl even hear this?!?"

Erin Go! Bwaaaah!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

sasha and dickweed

always going to be funny

Johnmau5 (history mayne), Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad someone started this thread because lately i have just been walking around feeling old and out of touch whenever i see that sticker

not sure this means anything but i'm currently in central illinois for a few weeks and this dude's business was all over some store in the mall here (presumably some local low-rent hot topic)

remembrance of schwings past (gbx), Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

huge among teens in san diego too

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 11 August 2011 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres a big jam band crossover, same thing with disco buscuits, all those n.e. prep school crunchies discovering ecstasy i guess. my brother & his friends love this bro

max, Thursday, 11 August 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this doesn't really strike me as any different from s&d and oakenfold and tiesto getting huge here in america for a half-second around 1999/2000. he's just got a good and very 2011 visual branding gimmick. the big difference, i guess, is that as usual it's just got to be a lot easier for kids to hear this stuff and pass it around with youtube and whatever than it was back then, when not even MTV was really touching this stuff. (see: whiney's "where are you even hearing this?")

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 11 August 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

errant flynn, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

There was like a 4 page feature in Rolling Stone

Oh gosh, sorry I don't keep up with the always finger on the pulse Rolling Stone!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just found out that he has a scissors tattoo on his arm, which kinda sucks because I have a scissors tattoo on my arm and apparently his has a very emo significance ("cut here" lol). I hope that the checkout ladies at target always ask him if he's a barber they way they do with me.

kkvgz, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The final night of competition for this season's So You Think You Can Dance aired last night. It has been a good season, but last night's show was disappointing; the final four dancers were overworked, and a lot of the choreography was uninspired. Still, one of the highlights was a number choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to an aggressive, dubsteppy Deadmau5 track, "Raise Your Weapon".

Megadeth Monk (Paul in Santa Cruz), Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy seems p cool, like hes just about the party or w/e, making cool beats and shit

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Your own disco biscuit = legitimacy

errant flynn, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

impossible to dislike?

that mask looks dumb as hell idgi

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you see the part where the mask is outfitted with crazy led lights?

kkvgz, Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

also many bonus points for having a variety of maus heads with different fex, afaik

― generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:22 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

http://www.talenthouse.com/deadmau5-design-the-next-mau5head

"This project reached 15,623,889 people..."

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dead Mau Five

lol

dmr, Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's actually Frank Sidebottom with a shaped neon light

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Based on a Deadmau5 sample, an almost-great pop song ruined by a charisma-free singer.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Thursday, 11 August 2011 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

s: "Not Exactly", "I Remember" (prefer the instrumental though maybe it's just because i fell in love with it months before hearing the vocal version), this gorgeous remix:

d: just about everything else, his more banging stuff indeed is competent in a very dull way

rate him more for his legacy than his actual output, which is:

- ushering in a new era of super melodic Anjunadeep-style progressive house

- kicking off this new dayglo cut-up dubstep-enhanced electrohouse thing that i'm so into right now

Mind Taker, Thursday, 11 August 2011 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

t/s deadmau5 vs MOOMBAHTON

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 11 August 2011 22:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the logo creeps me out tbh

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't mind this guy's music tho. As has been said, competent as fuck. I know a few people who are super-into him.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

How does he see out of the mask with all these LEDs in his face to dj?

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let's ask the important questions here.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nothing gives you a profile in dance music like obscuring a face or identity that no one would care about otherwise.

― Matt DC, Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:28 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark

truth bomb

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy seems p cool, like hes just about the party or w/e, making cool beats and shit

― buttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbuttbutt (Lamp), Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:45 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark

how does this not describe every guy in dance music ever

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh ... well ... there's this thing called prog ...

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway it's harder for me to figure out the appeal of uk funky to hipsters than deadmau5 to norms

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Non tim f / ilm hipsters like uk funky??

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

afaict

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 12 August 2011 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

uk funky to uk hipsters than deadmau5 to US norms

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

US norms not us norms mind you

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh ... well ... there's this thing called prog ...

― moonship journey to baja, Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:50 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

i guess this is sarcastic but i honestly don't know what the word "prog" means in relation to dance music. is that on some idm bedroom techno tip? i meant like actual dance music that people dance to.

some dude, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i dunno, maybe compared to a conceptual artist like moby?

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're certainly right though, some actual dance music is on the cool beat tips.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops, i meant cool beats tip

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i should break it down for you. a lot of "hip kids" in certain high schools (maybe the sort where kids can afford to go to coachella), and when i say hip kids, i mean the sort of kids who are into screamo and go to shows are really into "dubstep". and i put it in quotes because it's a particularly abrasive variant of the sound. this is a bit of history repeating, as i can recall post-college, lots of kids who were into metal or industrial or post-hardcore were also into really tough, angry "drum and bass". on the other hand, a lot of kids in high school, and these might be your more "popular" kids, they are just into whatever mershy dance music is on the billboard chart. in a lot of ways, deadmau5 meets the two in the middle.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool beats tips: don't be danceable

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

so like, hip kids like deadmau5 because it sounds like their hip dubstep music, and popular kids like deadmau5 because it sounds like the popular music of the billboard charts, and everyone wants to be hip and/or popular, so everyone listens to deadmau5.

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Otm, but i have no idea what you were on about previously.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

one day im going to grow up and get to watch goldie perform all of timeless at a new mexico city atp

bb (Lamp), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Before your last two posts, I mean.

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are also "trendy" "hipster" kids now who listen to things like MGMT and daft punk and justice, and they like deadmau5 too, because at times it sounds like that, too

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

prog means that dudes are always going to try to make some sort of "serious statement" collaborative music

same way you might call kanye "prog-rap", ig uess

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crossover with unhip tiesto prof and jam bands, tho

lol is not enough (blank), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

prof = prog

lol is not enough (blank), Friday, 12 August 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink


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