Deadmau5 out of Toronto has always been one of our favorites. Known for dark beats and powerful builds, he is a prolific producer who does a lot of remixes and sample-building for top artists. His live sets consist mainly of his own material, assembling tracks on the fly using cutting edge computer technology and software he’s helped to develop.
Usually very minimal, progressive house, he has recently expanded his range to include a wider variety of sounds, effects and styles. The result is more danceable than ever, generally more upbeat while maintaining a certain depth that made the patient pulsings of old stand out.
Examples of this are his 2 new EPs that toss around singles from his September release For Lack Of A Better Name: “Ghosts ‘n Stuff” feat. Rob Squire, an electro tune that bangs like a Justice track, with 3 versions and remixes by Sub Focus and Nero;
And “Strobe”, an ambient chill-out tune with club edits and mixes by DJ Marky & S.P.Y., Plump DJs and Michael Woods – grab them at Beatport.
He has a new album of originals coming in May, launched by his biggest headlining performance ever at the Brixton Academy in London April 30th.
I caught the show at Terminal 5 in NYC and was really impressed by the energy and new direction of the material. Check it out for yourself!
01. Workidz – Wash Machine
02. D Ramirez & Mark Knight – System
03. Deadmau5 – Arguru
04. Deadmau5 – Sometimes Things Get… Whatever
05. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (ID Remix)
06. Schneider TM – The Light 3000 vs. ID
08. Deadmau5 feat. Kaskade – I Remember
09. Deadmau5 – FML
10. Deadmau5 – Moar Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff w/ Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire
11. Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff
12. Deadmau5 – I Need A Ladder
13. Deadmau5 – To Play Us Out
14. Deadmau5 vs. Daft Punk – The Reward Is Harder Better Faster Stronger
15. Deadmau5 – Bot
16. Deadmau5 – Soma
17. Deadmau5 – Lack of a Better Name
18. Deadmau5 – Strobe
Deadmau5 drops his new ‘Ghosts’ mix Halloween night at Hard Haunted Mansion at The Shrine Audiotorium in LA
And here are a couple of his classics from the album that made him famous, Random Album Title. He’s not big on naming stuff.
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