With the release of mau5trap's WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2 coming up on November 11, fans and electronic music enthusiasts can get a first listen of the compilation which features brand new music from deadmau5 and a hand-picked selection of the label's artists now via the album premiere posted at Rollingstone.com.
Meanwhile, deadmau5 has announced his New Years Eve plans. On December 31, Nassau Coliseum will become the tri-state area's destination ever for what will be, hands down, the most sensational farewell to 2013 New York has to offer. Live Nation, RPM and Nassau Coliseum play host to one of the planet's most in-demand artists as he'll perform a one-of-a-kind "unhooked" show for a New Year's send off like none other. Tickets for deadmau5 New Years Eve at Nassau Coliseum are on sale now via www.countdowntomau5.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2 (mau5trap/Astralwerks) includes works from up-and-coming talent such as Kairo Kingdom and Heat Maxwell, to fan favorites in the form of James Njie and BSOD (the side project of deadmau5 and close friend Steve Duda) and newcomer Aron H. The collection also includes two brand new tracks from deadmau5 with "Your Ad Here" and "Suckfest9001." Wrote Michaelangeo Matos of the latter in Rolling Stone (10/23/13), "…this buzzing electro-house jam breaks into a cool, extended trance build-up before the intro riff zooms back in around the five-minute mark – an unexpected move on first hearing that remains welcome each time after."
In conjunction with WE ARE FRIENDS VOL. 2 Kairo Kingdom, who appear twice on the track listing with "Machine Empire" and "3030" is offering a 30-minute mix as well. "We already had a track on the first Hi, We Are Friends compilation so we're really happy to be involved with two tracks on Volume 2," says the German duo. "The cool thing about projects like this (and mau5trap in general) is that you can also showcase music that isn't necessarily dance-floor banger stuff. So we can't think of a better home for 'Machine Empire' than mau5trap!"
Check out Kairo Kingdom's We Are Friends mix at: https://soundcloud.com/mau5trap/kairo-kingdom-we-are-friends