"I was so excited to see deadmau5 onstage at the VMAs," Katy Perry gushed to MTV News at her former high school in Santa Barbara, California, on Tuesday. "He's the coolest. It's like we are living in the future. It's very 'Blade Runner.' I want Deadmau5 to come hang out with me, but still wear that head."
But while last Sunday may have been Perry's first opportunity to catch Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5's born name) performing for the first time, she seems well aware of dance music's current favor in pop music. Nestled among the tracks that make up the deluxe version of Teenage Dream are two remixes of "California Gurls" by Passion Pit and MSTRKFT, a mix of "Peacock" by Cory Enemy and Mia Moretti, and a club mix of "Teenage Dream" by Chicago dance music producer Kaskade. Perry went on to explain why she chose to have four electronic dance mixes on her latest effort.
"I love really good remixes, and I think they did a fantastic job with mine," Perry said. "I think you need a little bit extra when you're up in the club sometimes. And they definitely gave me that little bit extra.
"Kaskade's work was fantastic!" she added. "That's why I put out the song with the remix."
Fans can catch Kaskade and Deadmau5 at the Voodoo Music Experience, along with with Drake, Muse, Weezer, Afrojack, Paul van Dyk and the Crookers, and many others in New Orleans from October 29-31.