deadmau5 & Imogen Heap "Telemiscommunications" Out Now
Out today, Tuesday, March 12 via Ultra Music, deadmau5 & Imogen Heap’s single “Telemiscommunications” is a delicate melancholic song that is a very different direction for the mau5 which sees him drop the tempo dramatically. It is co-produced with Imogen Heap featuring her signature lyrics and melody and as the closing track on his latest album, > album title goes here <, one voice of a phone conversation between two lovers is heard. Whether it's a battle with bad signal, public announcements or kids screaming, the friction develops during their precious little time to talk.
In wanting to extend the creative vision for this release, a global competition was set up to search for budding animators. 20 individuals were selected with each animator taking ownership over their own segment, working in their own style and medium. These were then edited together to produce a remarkable visual to accompany the song. deadmau5 and Imogen Heap will be hosting a Google+ Hangout today, March 12 at noon pm EST (11am CST), where they will talk about their collaboration face to face for the first time. At the end of the broadcast they will premiere the video for “Telemiscommunications” which will be here: http://smarturl.it/TELEMISVIDEO.
“Telemiscommunications” will feature remixes from Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman and Kölsch. Italian artist, Crookers, speed things up, serving up a series of sparse vocal stabs with a side order of tough house beats. Kompakt artist, Kölsch, also ups the tempo, but his is a much deeper affair that juggles Imogen’s vocals deftly with his hypnotic rhythms. London based producer, Copy Paste Soul, transforms the track into a soul quenching deep house/bass number that should please UK dancefloors. Finally, Canadian upstart, John Roman delivers a stripped back tribal techno version, reducing Imogen’s vocals to a haunting hum on its verses.
Meanwhile, today deadmau5 can be found in Austin, TX at SXSW where he is participating as a panelist with Richie Hawtin for deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology, which sees both artists discuss their careers with a huge focus on innovations in technology and the power of social media. The pair will follow later tonight with a one time performance together at the Media Temple official SXSWi Closing Party at Stubb’s. This weekend look for him to return to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival for his first major appearance of 2013 on Saturday, March 16 and again on Saturday, March 23.
Track listing for “Telemiscommunications” is:
2. Telemiscommunications (Crookers Remix)
3. Telemiscommunications (Copy Paste Soul Remix)
4. Telemiscommunications (John Roman Remix)
5. Telemiscommunications (Kölsch Remix)
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 singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released four critically acclaimed albums: > album title goes here <, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 7 million on his Facebook page. A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Coachella and Creamfields, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. 2013 includes headlining slots at Ultra Music Festival – Miami, Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Brazil and The Veld festival. Plus plans for a major world tour are in now the works. He recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so, and currently appears on the cover of VIBE.
About Imogen Heap:
Grammy and Ivor Novello award winning artist, producer, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator Imogen Heap is currently working towards the completion of her fourth studio album which is due for release later this year. The album has the working title ‘Heapsongs’ and will be made up of songs arising from 12 very unique and distinctive projects that began in March 2011. Each track has its own video and artwork and has seen Imogen explore 3D sound, India, China, generative jogging music and developing a pair of musical gloves. “Telemiscommunications” is the seventh released project so far of 12 from the album.
Imogen released her debut album iMegaphone in 1998 and in 2002 became one part of underground hit band Frou Frou before releasing her second solo album in 2005 Speak For Yourself. The album pioneered a new artist/audience relationship through various online avenues and was a success on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2005 and 2006 Imogen became the artist of choice for US film and TV providing music to what is now an endless list of television shows including The O.C, CBS crime drama Criminal Minds and HBO’s Six Feet Under along with films Just Like Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The Lovely Bones among others. Imogen’s most recent release was her album Ellipse in 2009 which was a global success earning her two Grammy nominations, winning ‘Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical’. Imogen remains a consistent innovator of music and technology.