deadmau5 “XYZ (NERO Remix)” Out Today, Aug 26; Catch deadmau5 and NERO on the ‘We Are Friends Tour’ Underway Now



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“XYZ”–the latest single from world-renowned electronic musician deadmau5—has received a remix treatment from NERO.  It is released today, August 23 on mau5trap.  For their rendition, the U.K. trio trim down deadmau5’ fast tracking synths and driving beats instrumental to a five-minute edit incorporating sweeping and ethereal elements.

Listen to deadmau5’ “XYZ (NERO Remix)” now:

“XYZ” serves as the lead single from the We Are Friends Vol. 11 label compilation due out on mau5trap later this year.  Since 2012, the music compilation series has emitted the clear idea of giving airtime to fresh, newly discovered talent from deadmau5’ mau5trap label. Look for more new singles to drop from the label’s key and rising players over the next few months.   

Meanwhile, NERO can be found supporting deadmau5 on the deadmau5 presents We Are Friends U.S. national tour.  With shows already sold out in Philadelphia, Boston and Washington D.C., deadmau5, NERO and friends continue to make their way across the country through the end of the year.  For tickets or more tour information follow here:

Dates for the deadmau5 presets We Are Friends tour are:

Sat Sep 17 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Buffalo ^ #

Fri Sep 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^ <

Sat Oct 01 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center (indoors) ^ #

Sat Oct 08 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^ #

Sat Oct 15 – Phoenix, AZ –  Arizona Federal Theatre ^ # +

Fri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA –  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^ # –

Fri Nov 04 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre* ^ + <

Sat Nov 05 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre* ^ + <

Sat Nov 12 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^ < [

Sun Nov 20 – Austin, TX –  ACL Live ^ + <

Fri Nov 25 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall ^ + <

Fri Dec 16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^ # –

* AEG Co-Promotion

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About deadmau5:

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 2x 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. 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 include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man, “XYZ” and “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey.  In 2022 deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing Top 40 smash and #1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla.  In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. This year he returns to the road for the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 will be headlining the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December.  Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.  

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About NERO

NERO are a three-piece band from London, consisting of producers Daniel Stephens, Joseph Ray, and vocalist Alana Watson.  Their #1 debut album Welcome Reality went platinum in 2011, alongside winning a Grammy for single “Promises.” Their second studio album Between II Worlds was released in 2015.  NERO worked with Baz Luhrmann on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, have produced for Muse, have multiple collaborations with Skrillex, and scored the first of its kind – ‘A Dubstep Symphony’ performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra broadcast live on Radio 1.  They broke their silence in December of 2018 with a new single “Lullaby” and are now currently in the studio writing the follow up to it.  Longtime friends of the mau5trap family, NERO remixed deadmau5 2x platinum smash “Ghosts N Stuff” and have supported him on various shows including most recently the epic Day of the deadmau5 Miami 2021 line up.  NERO are currently supporting deadmau5 on his ‘We Are Friends Tour’ crossing America in 2022.

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About mau5trap:

Over a decade since its formation, mau5trap—the independent label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5—has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre- defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade,” placing it in the Top 10. It has served as an influential platform for dance music heavyweights such as Zedd, Feed Me, REZZ, Moguai, Noisia, Chris Lake, i_o and many more. A combination of electronic music, techno, progressive, electro, and leftfield sounds, the label acts as a hotbed for rising talent such as Lamorn, Kasablanca, Morgin Madison, No Mana, BlackGummy, and more. 

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