Deadmau5 Plans Break: 'I'm Basically Pretty Miserable Right Now'

Superstar DJ/producer says he will continue to make music

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August 7, 2012 1:35 PM ET

Superstar DJ Deadmau5 plans to "unplug for a wee bit" and take some time off, he wrote in a post on his Tumblr.

"I'm basically pretty miserable right now," the Canadian producer wrote, "and need to pull the fuck back and figure out whatever the fuck it is I do." 

While Deadmau5 promised he won't cancel any scheduled shows and said he plans to still write and release new material, he noted, "I'm just gonna slam on the breaks for a bit and force myself to endure some quiet time." 

The post did mention an upcoming release – "heads up for something crazy real soon," he wrote – and Deadmau5 implied that the down time was necessary for work-related reasons: "best I just chill the fuck out a bit and just get it done, and get it done RIGHT, until I'm 100% satisfied with it." 

"Then our regularly scheduled program shall continue," he added. 

Be sure to check out our report from the inaugural Veld Music Festival in Toronto, which Deadmau5 headlined along with Avicii.

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