Joel “deadmau5” Zimmerman announced today on Twitter that he was returning to Ultra Music Festival. “Well, I caved in… There was just too many of you guys asking me to play at ultra this year, so im doin it for you guys! 😉 viva la horde.”
Deadmau5’s announcement comes almost a year to since he posted a 12-minute video lashing out at Ultra Music Festival, bemoaning the competition among talent for time slots and stage production, chastizing the event’s organizers for their lack of organization skills and demanding that DJs on the bill play exclusively for them while in Miami.
“Ultra to me is the definition of insanity,” declared Deadmau5 in the video rant posted in January. “It’s doing the same fucking thing, expecting different results every time…$595 fucking dollars for a ticket? Wow, someone’s laughing to the bank.”
“I hate these fucking festival things you know…it’s a bit much. I would rather pay $100 or $50 to see my favorite act instead of doshing out $600 to see all these fucking people, most of which are playing at the same fucking time.”
Though Deadmau5 said Ultra Music Festival “is fucking awesome,” he saw it as a “pissing contest between dudes that have played all over the fucking world.”
In unrelated news, deadmau5 got engaged this week to Kat Von D. Mazel tov.
Back in November DJ/producer deadmau5 announced on Twitter that he had broken up with his girlfriendKat Von D after a two-month relationship. “Going to spend a little while screwing my head back on,” deadmau5 tweeted. “I guess I’m not cut out for relationships right now. And…it happened too fast, I lost my balance and fell into a familiar dark place. That place that I’m having difficulty with.” She deserves someone stronger,” he added. “That’s it for the personal stuff…on with our regularly scheduled deadmau5 crap.”
On Saturday things had apparently changed between the couple when Deadmau5 took to Twitter and tweeted:
Von D accepted and tweeted:
The couple have yet to tweet announce their wedding plans, but one can assume we’ll be hearing a lot about them (as well details about their relationship once they tie the knot).
Whether he’s slagging off Ultra Music Festival or railing against pop collaborations, deadmau5 enjoys using social media as a tool to let his fans know what’s going on in his life. This weekend deadmau5 took to twitter, announcing that his relationship with celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D was over like Mitt Romney’s political aspirations. It seems that a love of ink just couldn’t hold their relationship together. “Going to spend a little while screwing my head back on,” deadmau5 tweeted. “I guess I’m not cut out for relationships right now. And…it happened too fast, I lost my balance and fell into a familiar dark place.That place that I’m having difficulty with.
“She deserves someone stronger,” he added. “That’s it for the personal stuff…on with our regularly scheduled deadmau5 crap.”
Naturally Von D — who has broken out Smiths records to soothe her soul during this difficult time — was quick to fire off her thoughts about the breakup. “Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. #lessonlearned,” tweeted Von D. “Now, we can get all of the ‘I told you so’s’ outta the way…And move on. Clarification: Deadmau5 and I are no longer together.”
A moment of silence, please, for what was and will now never be.