Last year we reported that surprisingly Canadian electronic stars Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 would be performing together at last year’s South By South West (SXSW) festival with a special “versus” set at the SXSW interactive closing party.
The reason we were said surprisingly was because Deadmau5 had been less than complimentary about the art of DJing in interviews throughout 2013 although even for an EDM superstar such as himself we imagine it’d be hard not to be impressed with the phantasmagoria of Hawtin’s Plastikman show, the depth and quality of his back catalogue and his latest live project Enter. It then appeared the admiration was mutual with Richie announcing his respect for his fellow Canadian’s work on several occasions with rumours abound that mouse wearing motormouth would be releasing fresh material on Hawtin and John Acquaviva’s Plus 8 label.
We can now confirm the rumours to be true with Deadmau5 releasing new track ‘Sunspot (White Space Conflict) under his testpilot moniker on Plus 8 and in doing so ending an 18 month dormancy for the imprint. With such a friendly relationship between Richie and the mau5 for the last year the release is one that many have speculated would arrive for a while now but its actual release throws up further questions: will we see Deadmau5 venture further down this techno lined route? Could we see a collaboration between two Canadians themselves in the future? The mind boggles to think of how elaborate a joint live show between the two might be but until then you can check out Deadmau5’s new techno joint by streaming it here.
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