Porter Robinson Officially Announces First Ever Virtual Self Headline Tour "UTOPiA SySTEM"

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Porter Robinson just announced the first ever VIRTUAL SELF headline tour. Porter has been touring festivals as VIRTUAL SELF since he launched the glitchy alias late last year but a full-on North America headline tour shows us that he’s ready to take this project to the next level. The first show Porter played as VIRTUAL SELF was in a warehouse in Brooklyn and it gave us a glimpse of the visionary production and forward thinking music that this project brings together to put on a mind-blowing show.

Porter cryptically teased at a tour earlier this week by hiding the GPS coordinates of venues in the forum section of the VIRTUAL SELF website and fans quickly pieced together that something big was on the way. The full reveal includes 12 new shows, two of which are “[CLUBSYSTEM]” shows that the website describes as an “intimate club show”. Check out the dates below and sign up for presale tickets here. Keep an eye out for more dates to be announced, the website says the west coast should be getting some shows. Enjoy!



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8/31 - Electric Zoo - New York, NY
9/1 - Riverworks - Buffalo, NY
9/2 - New City Gas [CLUBSYSTEM] - Montreal, QC
9/3 - Echostage- Washington, D.C.9/6 - Royal Oak - Detroit, MI
9/7 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
9/8 - Armory - Minneapolis, MN
9/11 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
9/13 - WAMU - Seattle, WA
9/14 - Commodore - Vancouver, BC
9/15 - Shaw Conference Center [CLUBSYSTEM] - Edmonton, AB
10/3 - Emo's - Austin, TX
10/4 - Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX

What We Know About deadmau5's Epic Cube 2.1 Setup So Far

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Over the past month, deadmau5 has been teasing clips of what his new Cube 2.1 stage production looks like by testing out certain features, lights and patterns. With his tour only two weeks away, we've decided to list out everything we know about his epic production setup so far. We'll continue updating this as more info comes in so be sure to check in here every once in a while.

The cube itself is made up of large LED panels that display custom light designs fully in sync with the music. These panels feature completely unique designs that can either mirror each other or build off one and other to create a dynamic visual experience. The panels on the left and right side of the massive structure seem to able to move as well in any direction and do a full 360-degree flip as well. 

deadmau5 cube 2.1 flip

 The designs that light up on each panel are not only incredibly high resolution, but are also able to give off a 3-D effect with its in-depth graphics.

deadmau5 cube 2.1 3d

In between each panel is a bar divider that is pegged with a bunch of lights that also feature custom light designs in sync with the music. While no numbers have yet to be confirmed, we wanted to at least get an idea of the size of this epic production. See below for a pic of deadmau5 standing next to the cube. For reference, deadmau5 is 5' 9" and stands eye-to-eye with the bottom row of panels. Let's not forget to mention there's also a giant LED wall behind the Cube 2.1 that features custom hi-res designs that interact with the cube.

deadmau5 cube 2.1 size

If deadmau5 is heading to your area this spring and you haven't grabbed your tickets yet, you may want to reconsider after seeing these behind-the-scenes pictures above and the videos below. For a full list of tour dates and tickets, click here. Enjoy!

The three videos above are part of a larger documentary that captures the process of building Cube 2.1. You'll also be able to hear from the people who helped create the cube which was done by a company called TAIT. Below is another behind-the-scenes video that also acts as a music video for deadmau5's single "Let Go" feat. Grabbitz. You'll see everything from the initial sketches and blueprints to building of the design to the testing of the setup's incredible light show and deadmau5's sick new helmet.  

Joel Zimmerman is constantly testing out new designs and features. Below he performs a simulated blacklight test which would be epic to see live. 

In this video below you'll see him testing out a 3D feature in Cinema 4D.

Also, what's the point of a cube without having a Rubik's Cube sequence? You'll be able to see it below in full mau5 form.

Louis Futon Releases Free Hour Long "Zoned Out" Mixtape Volume 1 & Announces Headline Tour [Free Download]

Louis Futon Releases Free Hour Long "Zoned Out" Mixtape Volume 1 & Announces Headline Tour [Free Download] - Featured Image

Quickly rising artist Louis Futon has continually proved himself to be a bright talent, and has reinforced his position as a promising artist with each and every release. We've been covering him for years through a wide variety of remixes and select originals, and just this year he released his biggest song to date with “Wasted On You.” This standout track featuring Rozes was dropped via ODESZA's Foreign Family and has been racking up millions of streams online.

We're very excited to share Louis Futon's newly launched series titled Zoned Out with the first volume out today. He's made it clear he'll be mixing a solid blend of his own originals (some unreleased) along with some favorite songs he's vibing right now. It's a fantastic blend of electronic styles with an overall Hip-Hop theme. This euphoric mix is nearly an hour in length and features some awesome tracks including an upcoming remix of RUFUS. 

On top of the new mix, young Louis Futon has announced his very first headline tour "Futon Take America." Some of you may have caught him at various festivals last year or supporting ODESZA and Kill Paris on their tours. This is your chance to really see what his live show is all about. He'll be making stops all over the country including LA, San Diego, Brooklyn, Seattle, and more on top of dates with Big Gigantic. Check out the full list of dates below as we would highly recommend seeing one in the city nearest you.

This ongoing series has been kicked off with a collaborative launch alongside our good friends Jiberish, the Colorado-based snow / lifestyle brand, as he’s joined the ranks of ODESZA, Big Wild, ExMag and others they’ve previously hosted mixes for. On top of it all, Louis has been kind enough to unleash this mix as a free download, so be sure to grab your copy below. Enjoy!

Louis Futon - Zoned Out (Mixtape Vol. 1) | Free Download

Tour Dates:

Tickets here.

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See the tracklist after the jump.


1) Louis Futon - Wasted On You (Ft. ROZES)

2) Eestbound - Lines 

3) K.Flay - FML (KRNE Remix) x Notorious B.I.G. x Mura Masa - Never Felt So Good

4) Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty (Louis Futon Remix)

5) CHINAH - We Go Back (Jarami Remix Ft. Skizzy Mars)

6) Rationale - Fast Lane (MXXWLL Remix) x SG Lewis - Shivers

7) Goldlink - Spectrum x Callum Connor - .gyeah

8) Phony Ppl - End Of The Night (Louis Futon Remix)

9) Rufus Du Sol - You Were Right (Louis Futon Remix)

10) Bruno Verhaar - Undrcut (Weird Inside Remix) x Zhu - Faded

11) Whereisalex - Double Elephant x Louis Futon - Felt x Whatchu Want

12) Louis Futon x Des McMahon - Six Ten

13) Louis Futon - DRNUK

14) Hrzloyde and Montell2099 - You

15) Griz - Stop Trippin (Louie Lastic Remix)

16) Explore - Clavin and Ellie are sitting outside

17) Sam Gellaitry - Powder 

18) Hrzloyde - Yeah 

19) Just A Gent - Limelight ft. ROZES (Louis Futon Remix)

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