UPDATED: Joel Zimmerman, the man behind the mau5 head, got right into things today amidst a sea of legal chatter on Twitter with a preview of his BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) contribution to the forthcoming We Are Friends Vol. 2 compilation on mau5trap.
BSOD is a recently silent side-project between Zimmerman and fellow producer Steve Duda, and the old friends have joined forces once again to contribute to the compilation. Titled Super Breakfast, the tune rocks a grinding electro flavor with so much crunch, you may want to let it soak in milk for a while.
deadmau5 and his mau5trap imprint recently moved over to Astralwerks, who will be releasing We Are Friends Vol. 2. Pre-order in the link above.
Rapper Flo Rida took what feels like a retaliatory shot at deadamu5 in a recent promo video for his Beamz “DJing” product (below), which implies that it’s so easy, “even a mouse can play.”
The video features a black-clad figure, revealed later as a deadmau5 doppelganger, using the laser-driven product to “remix” (add scratch-like sounds and samples) over pre-programmed music–“DJing,” indeed… The jab was presumably in response to some criticism from the mau5 directed at Flo Rida and his new product.
The ensuing Twitter drama has since been deleted and to be honest is extremely convoluted anyway, so just know that this is the bulk of the issue, and don’t expect the always-humble Flo Rida to allow the mau5 to have the last word.