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Addictedtoedm / Byron Muir

Cube is about to debut in Virginia Key at Ultra Music Festival Miami this weekend. The long-awaited setup is certain to be a mind-blowing expertise for all Ultra-heads in attendance. Obviously, there’s a lengthy historical past behind the magnificence of the Cube. From this, one begins to marvel precisely how Deadmau5 reached this milestone in his stage manufacturing. So, let’s take a more in-depth take a look at the place all of it started and the place it’s at now.

The History Of The Cube

We begin this dive by going again to 2010, when Deadmau5 debuted his first iteration of the Cube stage. Whether you caught it at Coachella or at a venue in your hometown, it was one thing by no means seen earlier than. In flip, you knew you have been witnessing the evolution of EDM in actual time. It positively put Deadmau5 in a category with Daft Punk with regard to his affect on the trade. Ironically, the Mau5head helmet he dons throughout his units may most likely hint its roots again to the robotic helmets Daft Punk wears. Remember, this was at a time when the DVDJ’s have been thought-about to be on the forefront of visible experiences in DJing.

That 12 months, Samantha Oltman caught up with him at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco and was capable of get him to talk about the state of trade on the time:

 “I’ll fucking shoot myself within the face if I received ticket costs up within the lots of and I’m sitting there with two turntables, taking part in different folks’s fucking music…That’s simply freeway theft; it ain’t proper. So if youngsters need a present, give them a present.”

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He noticed what not one of the different excessive priced DJs did: if there’s no actual human high quality within the efficiency (reminiscent of singers and instrumentalists), then the manufacturing ought to be next-level. He rolled out his Cube and proceeded to do exactly that.

Next, he upgraded his manufacturing with the roll-out of Cube and a pair of.1 in 2016 & 2017 respectively. At Veld Music Festival, Cube took the manufacturing to new heights. With rotating elements and extra intense graphics, followers the world over had one thing new to lose their minds to. In response to the excessive demand, the two.1 model was rolled out. That mannequin introduced a slimmed down model that made the setup accessible to extra venues. Thus, the evolution of the Cube has been incremental however ever game-changing nonetheless.

Fast ahead to February 2019. In a revealing interview, simply days earlier than Cube’s debut, he sits and talks to Miami New Times’ Kat Bein. She went in on the Mau5 and was able to get a much closer look on the historical past of the setup. First she particulars the historical past of Joel Zimmerman from his days as an internet designer to the EDM legend he’s at this time. She even uncovered the nugget of him getting his Mau5 helmet thought from a death-pop singer. Second, she particulars how a part of Deadmau5′ roots got here from his coding background. During this time he hones his audio composition expertise however was additionally mastering the visible coding methods. Clearly, this talent set is what has made the evolution of his Cube stage so seamless.

Cube Is Here

With simply days till Ultra Music Festival Miami and the rollout of Cube, the joy is rising once more. The newest model could have Deadmau5 utterly enclosed in a rotating dice. It is little doubt a sight to be seen taking manufacturing to new heights and making us marvel what’s subsequent. Luckily, Deadmau5 announced the Cube 3.0 world tour is coming soon.

Register in your tickets here!

Words by Byron Muir
Music Editor