deadmau5 in collaboration with OG Slick has released a brand new line of merchandise. Available now on mau5shop.com, streetwear enthusiasts will be able to obtain collaboration items between the two artists including two limited edition f numbered & signed art prints (100 pieces each) and OG Slick x deadmau5 hoodies, long sleeves and tees (which all come with numbered hang tags). A skate deck, sticker pack and pins will follow in the new year.
Merch images for editorial are available here.
About OG Slick:
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Slick moved to Los Angeles in 1986 at age 19 where he became a defining force in the West Coast’s contribution to graffiti worldwide. Slick developed his artistic talents influenced by his childhood fascination with American and Japanese popular culture. Expanding his talents, Slick took to commercial art and was at the forefront of American streetwear culture where he was able to adapt his unique satirical style for a broader audience.Working at the intersection of commerce and art, process and a subversive tension are central to Slick’s practice. Slick’s body of work ranges from traditional graffiti burners, streetwear and toy design, to site-specific installations, public sculptures and studio painting, with aerosol spray paint as his weapon of choice. A fascination with natural decay and human destruction frame Slick’s critiques of popular culture and normative behaviors. From the anti-branding re-work of both startup and corporate logos, to battle driven, chiaroscuro influenced burners and deviously playful sculptures, Slick’s creations ignite the emotions through satire and parody.Slick’s background includes work as a pioneer in streetwear with the brands 3rd Rail, Fuct, Shaolin Worldwide and DISSIZIT in succession over 3 decades. Most recently, sculptural and installation commissions at home and abroad have broadened the scope of Slick’s practice. The 15’ Love Gloves and the 16’ Three Slick Pigs, both made in 2019 in Shanghai, China, situate Slick’s hyper-cartoonish, yet soulfully personified character styles in highly commercialized public spaces. Known internationally and celebrated at home for his LA Hands logo, Slick often reworks the iconic hands on canvas and walls, as well as in sculptures and installations, and re-imagined it as part of a 2018 commission for the Beyond the Streets exhibition in Los Angeles. Even with his commercial work, Slick never strays too far from that raw graffiti aesthetic. The work, Degrees of Perfect (Color Changing Mural), deftly embodies both abstraction and figuration within the language of graffiti and Slick’s personal iconography.Slick’s work has been presented in a variety of spaces, including the exhibitions: Art In The Streets at MOCA (Los Angeles, CA), LA Heat at Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Beyond The Streets (Los Angeles, CA), Roll Call at LA Louver (Venice, CA), California Locos Masters Of Style at Eastern Projects (Los Angeles, CA) and Into Action, a social justice festival of art and ideas (Los Angeles, CA). It has also been documented in numerous publications and books such as: Graffiti LA, Mascots & Mugs and The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art. Other commissions and clients include: Adidas, Levi’s, Microsoft, Disney, LA Lakers, Mercedes and even a gigantic inflatable pig for Roger Waters among others.
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 releases “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes and “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza are out now.