Joel Zimmerman a.k.a. Deadmau5 performs at the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 29.
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It’s a game of cat and Deadmau5 at the Gumball 3000 international motor rally, where the electronic music producer is driving through Europe in a half-million dollar “Purrari” — a Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari.
Amid his vehicular antics, Deadmau5 is world premiering a new song (listen below) exclusively on Mashable on Monday, one day before it becomes available on iTunes.
This is the final album version of “Phantoms Can’t Hang” from while(1<2), which comes out June 17. Fans have previously heard snippets and rough cuts of the track because Deadmau5, born Joel Thomas Zimmerman, routinely uploads works in progress online.
People can follow Deadmau5’s Gumball 3000 live-streamed #TeamPurrari journey at live.deadmau5.com to catch a glimpse of the meme-infused car.
“I only know one dude who would do this to a half-million dollar Ferrari: me,” he told Mashable via Skype chat earlier this year before Gumball 3000 got under way. “LAWL. Suck it, world. Nyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyan.”
Deadmau5 and his Purrari are on the European leg of the two-week, 3,000-mile trip, which includes stops in eight U.S. states and three countries in Europe.
Here’s some kitty Inception for you. A kitten enjoys watching the famous Nyan Cat video, and appears to like it. But can we go deeper? Now all we need is a video of a kitten watching this video. Divide by zero much? The video is shared by HungryCat.