Earlier this week on Wednesday, October 14, multi-platinum, rising global artist SAINt JHN performed a fiery rendition of his massive hit single “Roses” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Gracing a stage built ‘in the round’, a larger-than-life 3D custom visual of the skeleton on a motorcycle frequented in SAINt’s artwork cruising in flames designed by electronic artist deadmau5 added nuance to imposing effect.
deadmau5’ custom visual design for SAINt JHN utilized Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Continuously evolving to serve not only its original purpose as a state-of-the-art game engine, today Unreal gives creators across industries the freedom and control to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds.
Over the last decade, fans were privy to deadmau5’ (Joel Zimmerman) artistry via his various cube productions. The most recent—cubev3–toured in late 2019/early 2020 to packed venues across America impacting in the Top 10 Pollstar global touring charts.
deadmau5’ stronghold in the music technology space is forever expanding. His latest endeavors include the recent launches of his new online streaming platform mau5trap.tv and the OSC/PILOT application. In addition, his latest release “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes is now available in Dolby Atmos, an immersive audio technology that is transforming how music is created and experienced.
Look for deadmau5 to perform his annual ‘day of the deadmau5’ themed shows as entirely contactless outdoor experiences Thursday, October 29 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31 at Chicago’s Seatgeek Stadium. Tickets are on sale now.
The viral and chart smashing single “Roses,” was deemed “the song of the summer” by Rolling Stone, and has amassed close to two billion streams to date. The global success of “Roses” (Imanbek Remix) has encouraged a multi-genre hit with new interpretations of the song from J Balvin and Future as well as a resurgence of the original version from SAINt’s debut album COLLECTION ONE. “Roses” is the longest running song of 2020 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and was also featured in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for over 13 weeks, peaking at #4.
About SAINt JHN:
SAINt JHN is a professional rapper, singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, NY who went from growing up in Guyana to collaborating with the likes of Beyonce (“Brown Skin Girl”), Usher, Meek Mill, Lenny Kravitz and more. He is best known for his song “Roses,” which was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for over 13 weeks, peaking at #4. His first single, “1999” dropped in 2016. A year later, he had begun earning plaudits from Billboard, The Fader, XXL and more for his enigmatic blend of hip-hop energy, R&B sensuality and rock’n’roll spirit. SAINt’s independent singles “3 Below,” “Reflex,” and “Roses” each broke the 10 million mark on Spotify within a year as the maverick quietly collated his first studio album, COLLECTION, VOL. 1. Steeped in warped noir imagery rife with allusions to sex, drugs, and everything else society craves in silence, he spins one intriguing tale after another blurring the lines between genre and beckoning what borders on cult fascination with this introductory body of work. In Summer 2019, SAINt released his second studio album, GHETTO LENNY’S LOVE SONGS with songs featuring Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Lenny Kravitz and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. SAINt JHN was recently named Billboard’s Breakout Artist of the Year.
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: an 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 (recognized for having sold well over 1,000,000 copies in the U.S.), 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 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings which includes original productions, remixes and collaborations with featured guests like Rob Swire (“Monophobia”), Lights (“Drama Free”), Shotty Horroh, Scene of Action and more can be found on the mau5ville: level 1, 2 & 3 series. deadmau5 2019 with his first ever film score for the Jonas Akerlund-directed spy thriller Polar available worldwide now via Netflix with its soundtrack released on mau5trap as well as celebrated the release of here’s the drop!, an album of remixes of material from his 2018 orchestral album where’s the drop? For it, plenty of revered tastemakers such as Morgan Page, Matt Lange, PEEKABOO, Mr. Bill and more have been tapped for their talents to make this remix album a cerebral journey through sound. Over the course of his extraordinarily successful U.S. cubev3 tour late 2019/early 2020 which ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally, deadmau5 released a trilogy of singles. “FALL,” “COASTED” and “SATRN” were new material featured as part of his new live show complimenting the most complex production he has ever presented. His latest release “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes is out now.