Deadmau5 sat down with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 + BBC 1Xtra
for an exclusive interview about his new released album While (1<2) that came out June 17th, 2014.
Deadmau5 clarifies, you can either say
‘While One is Less Than Two’
‘While Two is Greater Than One’
Deadmau5 told Lowe he hopes it will
“Help me break out of being the ‘accursed DJ’.”
Deadmau5 also goes into some detail about his upcoming headline tour, He says
“Bigger than Bon Jovi.”
“This new one’s going to be a doozy,”
“We’ve been working with some really top production companies that aren’t the top production companies in EDM; they’re the top production companies. They’re coming back to me and saying, ‘Dude, you have the biggest balls’.
“I’ve just recently started writing checks for it – it’s been about two years in the making. It’s been a really interesting journey. The point is to try and do something different, so I’m not gonna go charging hundreds of dollars a ticket to watch me stand in an LED thing…It’s gonna be a 360 kind of tour. I don’t think it’ll work anywhere but stadiums. It’s 16 trucks. I’m going all chips in, doing it like it’s my last tour. Even though it’s probably not. This is a five, six year plan.”
Joel explains to Lowe that he has reached a stage in his career, Where he is far from being that
“18 year-old kid doing web design in Niagara Falls for $1000 a month,”
That Joel is financially secure enough to throw everything into making his ideas come true.
“I’m done making money,”
“I’m not thinking about maximizing profits by minimizing production and maximizing ticket prices. I remember many points in my career where I had all these great ideas but just couldn’t spend that money. This is the selfish tour, really, I’m gonna haul off with 16 trucks of look what I can do. If I really wanted to make a ton of money and run around the world with a couple of USB keys with fly-in production, I can already see how bored I would be.”
Listen to the full Interview with Zane Lowe & Deadmau5: