Deadmau5 talks Guetta, Madonna in Rolling Stone cover story, streams ‘The Veldt EP’ online

Deadmau5 is having a pretty good week. In addition to snagging the cover of the legendary Rolling Stone magazine, he also has a new EP out in four days. As we told you when the title track was released, The Veldt EP includes four tracks, including two remixes of the Chris James-infused track and a new track called “Failbait.” Remixes on the EP come from Tommy Trash and Freeform, and we’ve been digging the TT remix since we first heard it on the Essential Mix a few weeks back. The full EP will be available on June 24th through iTunes, but you can stream it for the next 24 hours on

While the full RS interview has not hit the web just yet, some juicy tidbits have.

Joel declares that “David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks,” and he even goes on to question the technical nature of Skrillex’s sets. While he admits to being a “button-pusher” too, he reminds the world that he’s “just pushing a lot more” of them. The mau5 also slams Madonna for her controversial question at Ultra, though he admits that “it’s not my place to say you’re irrelevant,” and wishes that she had entered the EDM word “with a little more dignity.” He even makes the analogy of saying that “it’s like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert” before declaring it “inappropriate.” …

By the way, in case you were wondering if Deadmau5 would ever start making pop records, stop. The teaser hints that Joel feels those tracks are “formulaic,” and puts down their simplistic, predictable structure.

Needless to say we’re excited to read the full interview when it hits newsstands this Friday. Don’t forget to pre-order The Veldt EP on iTunes now.

Stream The Veldt EP here

Read Rolling Stone’s cover story teaser here

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