Deadmau5 Tells Story Of How He Spent $15,000 On The 'Rick & Morty' McDonalds Szechuan Sauce

Deadmau5 rick morty szechuan sauce

It’s no secret that deadmau5 is a fan of the popular animated show Rick & Morty, but now you can hear the crazy story of how he spent $15,000 on dipping sauce featured in the show, only to give it away to his fans.

If you’re a fan of either deadmau5 or Rick & Morty you might remember the crazy hype and disastrous outcome of the re-release of McDonalds’ Szechuan Sauce, a long-canceled dipping sauce originally released in 1998 as part of a promotional campaign for Disney’s then-new movie Mulan. The sauce received a wave of new interest after it briefly appeared as a plot point in an episode of Rick & Morty, and when McDonalds decided to capitalize on the hype and re-release the sauce they underestimated the dedication of Rick & Morty fans, causing an immediate sellout and many frustrated fans.

However, before the big release, a small batch of the sauce was made and one fan that managed to get his hands on a container put it up on eBay for thousands of dollars. deadmau5 wanted the sauce, and made it happen. Here’s how he describes the process:

"I just kept bidding on that, and then ended up getting in touch with the guy personally about it. He said, 'Well, I've been getting all these bids, and I think a lot of them are phony...' I said, 'Okay, I tell you what. You pull it down right now, and I'll give you x-amount for it.'" 

In this case, x=$15,000. After spending that much money on a sauce, deadmau5 decided to spread the love and shared it with about 1,000 of his fans at a show in Toronto, providing McDonalds chicken nuggets to enjoy with the sauce. McDonalds is currently planning a much larger re-release of the sauce.

This isn’t the only time that deadmau5 has incorporated Rick & Morty into his shows, for a special New Years show he displayed a custom Rick & Morty countdown that treated his famous Cube setup as a ticking time bomb to explode at midnight. This also isn’t Rick & Morty’s first brush with the music industry, at the end of one episode rapper Logic appeared as himself and spat an impressive verse at an in-show concert. Shout out to the team over at Billboard Dance for unearthing this gem of an interview! Listen here.

UK Festival Creamfield Announces Ridiculously Stacked Lineup for 2018

Creamfields lineup 2018

There are plenty of festivals that attempt to boast massive lineups, but most of them will never reach the sheer volume of artists that Creamfields brings together. Creamfields is the largest electronic music festival in the world (artist wise), hosting 300 artists across 30 separate stages, catering to each and every niche genre you can imagine. 

You’ve got techno legends like Carl Cox, Sasha & John Digweed and Nicole Moudaber. You’ve got house icons like Green Velvet, MK and Duke Dumont. You’ve also got straight wildcards like Virtual Self, Fatboy Slim, and Idris Elba (wait what?). Mentioning these names doesn’t even put a dent in the stacked lineup they have assembled for 2018.

Creamfields will take place in Cheshire in the UK from August 23rd to August 26th. Not all festivals are worth traveling overseas, but Creamfields is definitely one of them (if you’re stateside, that is). For tickets and more information check out the Creamfields website at https://www.creamfields.com/

Kendrick Lamar Wants To Play Villain In Next Black Panther Movie

Kendrick Lamar Villian Black Panther

Kendrick Lamar just recently made one of, if not the best movie soundtrack we’ve ever heard with the album he and Top Dawg Entertainment’s president curated for the recent Black Panther movie from Marvel. Now he’s saying he wants to make an appearance in the movie if a sequel happens. 

“I really enjoy Killmonger's character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real... He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I'd play a Killmonger for sure.” - Kendrick Lamar 

During an interview with BBC, Kendrick told of his hopes to play a villain if a sequel for the movie happens, which would be incredible. He also mentioned they had talked about “things that are going to curate after this film” so we’re really hoping he curates more music soundtracks. 

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