With my excitement growing for Paradiso this weekend, here are some of the artists guaranteed to bring the FIRE! I’m pretty stoked to see the deadmau5 cube for the first time and you’ll find me trippin’ to The Crystal Method’s classic tunes at the Digital Oasis stage. Praying for some Melancholy from our Space Mom Rezz and I’m sure you’ll be Look(ing) at Me dancing up a storm when TroyBoi lays down his trip-hop tune with Ice Cube. Drop everything and grab your tix to Paradiso cause they’re over 85% sold out! Only 2 more sleeps til I see all your beautiful shiny faces at The Gorge!
The deadmau5 live experience has long been one of the most invigorating in music, taking listeners on a complete journey that melds his signature sound with a state-of-the-art live show. From high atop the 18-foot cube, deadmau5–who was heralded by The New Yorker as “…a crucial link in the evolution of the guitar-less rockstar…”–will perform a show featuring a wide range of new material from his latest Billboard chart-topping dance/electronic album W:/2016ALBUM/ including “Let Go,” “Cat Thruster,” “Snowcone” and “2448,” “Polaris” from We Are Friends Vol. 6 and classics such as “Strobe,” “Ghosts N Stuff,” “The Velt” and “Raise Your Weapon.” To compliment the music, the cube–central to his live performances–radiates with incredible imagery ranging from a giant mau5 rubix cube and natural landscapes to custom shadertoy panoramas and Rocket League video game scenes. An updated version of his previous cube with many enhancements, Cube 2.1 is larger than its predecessors, featuring state-of-the-art LED panels projecting brand new graphics. deadmau5’s original cube made its debut at Coachella in April 2010, catapulting him to become one of the most in-demand live acts in the world. Check out Mashable Tech‘s behind the scenes video of deadmau5’ set up here.
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 platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums: 2018’s orchestral album where’s the drop?, W:/2016ALBUM/ and > album title goes here < (both reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart), 4×4=12 (recently recognized for having sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States), For Lack Of A Better Name, Random Album Title and while(1<2). The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts almost 15 million over his combined social media channels. In 2016, deadmau5 leaped into the virtual reality realm with Absolut and released a massive sample catalogue with Splice while performing major festival plays throughout the world. Last summer deadmau5 celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his mau5trap record label Look for a new album in 2018 and more exciting things to come from deadmau5 soon.
Though young at 23 years of age, REZZ is anything but an amateur. Producing state of the art, genre-bending works, while striking a sharp balance between bass heavy and minimal tech compositions, she oozes originality and stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best in the electronic music scene. With a handful of EPs and a full album now under her belt, “Space Mom” returns August 3 with CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC, her new artist album for mau5trap. With an arsenal of new music and sold-out shows plus recent headlining slots at Coachella (Sahara tent) and Movement, REZZ is taking big steps forward. CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC captures her ever-evolving and idiosyncratic electro sound. On this turn, in addition to her solo tracks she taps newcomers such as 1788-L, Deathpact, Kotek, 13 and Fytch, adding to the battery of her menacing productions. Check out the album’s first single “Witching Hour” now at: http://smarturl.it/certainkindofmagic[irp posts=”16806″ name=”USC’s Paradiso–A Slice of Paradise”]
Coming straight out of South East London, rising multi-genre, multifaceted producer TroyBoi goes against the grain when it comes to his music. Since skyrocketing onto the scene in 2013, TroyBoi, née Troy Henry, left his distinguished mark on the music world on the strength of his unique original productions which blend multicultural influences and hip-hop finesse built atop versatile, hook-laced, trap-infused beats as heard on his 2017 debut album Left Is Right. This spring, rising sensation Billie Eilish tapped TroyBoi for a special remix of “My Boi.” Fans were treated to a surprise recently, when, during his second appearance at Coachella, TroyBoireleased a new six-track EP V!BEZ via T dot Music. “I’ve been exploring and creating various types of tracks, all with different V!BES to them,” says TroyBoi. “Since I ended up making so many different tracks, I struggled choosing which song I wanted to release first, so instead of trickling songs out one by one, I thought it made sense for me to release a few all at once.” TroyBoi adds:“V!BEZ for everyone. ‘Sunset In Costa Rica’ was made on my hotel balcony in Costa Rica overlooking one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. ‘Wickedest Bounce’–I love music from the 80’s (I’m an 80’s baby ) and wanted to put my spin on that era’s sound with a combination of elements. ‘HEY BO!’ & ‘No Games’ are for the bass heads. ‘Spooky’ feat my boy David Stewart is a song that we’ve both been dying to release for ages. Sexy V!BEZ. In a nutshell, I hope everyone enjoys all the eclectic V!BEZ on this ep. Much love.”
The Crystal Method
Grammy Award®-nominated, platinum-certified electronic dance music innovator THE CRYSTAL METHOD (Scott Kirkland) is known for enigmatic, enthralling and engaging DJ sets. Enjoy hits from TCM’s celebrated catalogue, from “Trip Like I Do,” to “Busy Child,” “Name of the Game” and many more to some of today’s best dance floor-ready electronic music. Look for a new CRYSTAL METHOD album to arrive later this summer.