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Competition for play at Bloc Festival + 12hs in studio with Deadmau5

Today we come with a pair of juicy news…

  • Win a set for Bloc Festival

We present a luxurious opportunity to be part of line up of one of the best European festivals. Novation and Serato have teamed up with Bloc Festival to offer one DJ the chance to play a set at their 15000 capacity event, that this year taking place in London.

The winner will play on a weekend bill headlined by Orbital, Snoop Dog, Richie Hawtin and Flying Lotus, among others. Will be flown into London with overnight accommodation, culminating with a 60-minute set at Bloc Festival itself. We remember Bloc is taking place at the new Pleasure Gardens, part of the London Olympic site, on July 6th-7th 2012. The winner will also receive one of Novation’s groundbreaking Twitch performance controllers, as used by the likes of Lopazz and Rustie.

Here you have the video

All you have to do is upload your 30-minute DJ mix to Mixcloud and tag it Novation TWITCH competition.
More information about how participate here.


  • 12 hours in the studio with Deadmau5

On the 23rd March, the Deadmau5’s label Mau5trap hosted its first Mau5hax. What turned out to be nearly a 12hr production session was streamed through The day, hosted by Honor Roll Music studios and in partnership with Beatport, saw visits and support from Feed Me, Moguai, Kill The Noise and a vocal performance from Foreign Beggars.

Here you can see the video of the day

There were various competition winners in the building. Steve Duda managed one room, Beatport‘s Albert González and Mau5trap‘s new signing The Frederick the other, and Deadmau5 bounced between the two hot seats all day and night. The result? Two tracks: Fractals and Titty Sprinkles, which can both be downloaded in full resolution, for free, from Beatport now.

The result: Fractals

The result: Titty Sprinkles

You can download them on Beatport here.