5 Years of Mau5 is Here
The long anticipated album 5 Years of Mau5 by Canadian producer Joel Zimmerman, a.k.a. deadmau5, is finally here. This album features some of his most popular music from the last 5 years, as well as brand new remixes of his classic songs by top producers including Dillon Francis, Nero, Madeon, Cazette, and more. The album is divided into two disks. The first disk is filled with 12 of deadmau5’s most famous songs, including “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”, “Sofi Needs A Ladder”, “Aural Psynapse”, and more. The second disk is full of brand new remixes of seven songs from the first disk, including a remix of “Strobe” by Michael Woods, “Maths” remixed by Botnek, “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” by Chuckie, and many others.
One of most popular new tracks form the album is Dillon Francis’ remix of the deadmau5’s “Some Chords”. Francis’ remix takes the fantastic original and adds a whole new spin to it, breaking free of the deadmau5’s structure, while also tactfully interweaving samples from the original work. The song features Francis’ trademark bounce, dirty synths, and hint of moombaton.
All in all the album is fantastic and will appeal not only to fans of deadmau5’s music, but to wider EDM community and fans of dance music as well. The album has surpassed all of my expectations. The first disk is impeccable and is a great sampling of some of deadmau5’s greatest works over his career ranging from his first to his most recent albums. The remixes on the second disk bring an all new light to deadmau5’s work, and range from Madeon’s well known remix of “Raise Your Weapon”, to Botnek’s dark and glitchy remix of “Maths” and Shiba San’s deep house twist to “I Remember”. All of the remixes are extremely well done, and completely change the vibe of the original track, while keeping enough of the original melodies and vocals to make them recognizable. It is clear that a lot of work, talent, organization, and creativity went into the making of this album. It has more than surpassed my hopes and is easily on of my favorite albums of this year.
There is no such thing as too much deadmau5.
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