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Saturday
Nov032012

Track of the Day: "ID" - Armin van Buuren & Deadmau5 [Preview]

All I can say is wow! We caught drift of a Joel-Armin collab a while back on Twitter so we were nothing short of jubilant when it made its debut on ASOT this week. Deadmau5 has always strayed from the Armada-Anjunabeats pack when producing his Trance tracks, so it's very exciting to see what's developing here with the Dutch legend's sound immersed in a typical mau5 track. While the preview does cut itself off without a climax, I can say with confidence that this is going to be one hit track with the Trance Family! Get ready for an iTunes release soon when the collab is complete, but for now savor Deadmau5's signature builds with Armin's uplifting synth and put your mind in A State of Trance!

By Edward Fancher

Tuesday
Sep252012

Review: > Album Title Goes Here < - Deadmau5

The 6th studio album from Deadmau5 is finally here! This has been a long time in the making (his last album being 4x4=12), and I'm sure many fans are overjoyed with this release. This album features many tracks that were first featured on Joel's SoundCloud account and/or worked on while he streamed, like "The Veldt."


Overall, I'm impressed with this album. There are some very solid tracks and some interesting experimental tracks that showcase Joel's ever-changing style that is always difficult to pinpoint. >Album Title Goes Here< is predominantly Electro House, with less Progressive tracks than previous albums ("The Veldt" being the most obvious example of Prog House). There are some fantastic tracks on here, and some that are slightly less fantastic. But all in all, deadmau5 has proven himself among EDM's top players with today's release. My biggest complaint: WHERE IS "AURAL PSYNAPSE"?

Notable Tracks

2. "Channel 42" ft. Wolfgang Gartner

This is the first time I've heard this track, and I really really like it. It gets going very quickly, is nice and forceful, and has that fantastic Electro House sound with a nice touch of Wolfgang Gartner in the mix. Pretty much everything these guys do together sounds great, and this is no different. 

3. "The Veldt"

This is his big song at the moment. It's a great song. Nice and upbeat and prog house and happy. But I'm sure you already know this song, so we're gonna move on.

4. "Fn Pig"

This is one of the best tracks off the new album, and now one of my favorites of Joel's. The gradual melodic build is fantastic, and then the drop about 3:40 in is epic. This track combines his obvious melodic gift with his irrefutable ability to create some filthy House drops, and I love absolutely everything about this song. Don't believe me? Grab some quality headphones and have a listen. You won't be disappointed. 

5. "Professional Griefers"

Awesome track. Another one of his big songs at the moment (my favorite lyric: "girls with guns on LSD"). Fantastic song. EPIC video. Moving on. 

6. "Maths"

Great Electro House tune. Was released as a single a while back, still fantastic. If you haven't heard it yet, definitely worth a listen. 

7. "There Might Be Coffee"

We posted this one a while back when it was released on SoundCloud. Fantastic song with a nice, upbeat melody.

9. "Closer"

Very solid Progressive House track. This is my favorite from the album for one reason: it's beautiful and it thumps. This is a terrific song that has an unforgettable melody and a very strong beat, which I love.

10. "October"

My second favorite song on the album. This Progressive House track is b-e-a-utiful, and I love the return to the "Random Album Title" sound. Fantastic sound, fantastic melody, just awesome in every way. Definitely worth a listen!

14. "Strobe" (Live Version)

This is arguably my favorite deadmau5 song of all time. It's just that good. So imagine my glee when a special version was being released here. This isn't a new track, but it's absolutely amazingly beautiful, and I love it. If you haven't heard this, listen to it. It changed my life. 

And some experimental stuff:

8. "Take Care of the Proper Paperwork"

This one is more "violent" and has a very static sound. It's a cool track, but not my absolute favorite. 

11. "Sleepless"

Great downtempo track. Reminds me vaguely of trip hop, and I'm loving that vibe. This is a fantastic track, and though it doesn't have the typical deadmau5 vibe, it's still great. 

12. "Failbait"

Very cool experimental track done with Cypress Hill. Minimal sounding, and the production is very cool, but it's not my favorite. 

13. "Telemiscommunications" ft. Imogen Heap

This track features vocals from Imogen Heap, which are absolutely perfect for the sound of the track, which is slower and very minimal sounding.

Out Today on iTunes!

By Sara Landry

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Thursday
Sep132012

"Next Morning" - Narga & Bryski

Get lost in the sound of Narga & Bryski's mesmerizing Progressive House single! "Next Morning" is a satisfying new track reminiscent of Random Album Title Deadmau5 with its extended melodies and long sustaining build. Refreshingly different, "Next Morning" is a calming EDM track that will leave you stunned in a hypnotic trance. N+B really deserve some recognition for this truely original track. Drift away and press play.

By Edward Fancher

Wednesday
Aug292012

"Professional Griefers" - Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way

The most expensive Dance Music video ever produced is now out! While I personally can't say I'm the hugest fan of this song, which features the vocals of Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, the video is definitely entertaining. Follow Joel on his journey to a robotic, futuristic, fighting ring where his Mau5 finds victory. Just watch.

By Edward Fancher

Tuesday
Aug212012

"Little Cat Steps" - Feed Me

After being off the grid since this past February, UK dance veteran Feed Me follows up his electric Escape From The Mountain EP with a fresh new track "Little Cat Steps," yet another piece released on Deadmau5mau5trap label. The track title is inherently ironic - Feed Me’s distinguishable mechanical synth leads and heavy-hitting beats do anything but make little cat steps. This particular track is interesting relative to the Feed Me style because of the progressive arrangement that's featured cohesively with a Dubstep breakdown and other Electro elements. However, it’s refreshing to see Feed Me feed his listeners tracks that demonstrate his versatile production abilities. Be on the lookout for more from one of EDM's finest!

Out now on Beatport!

By Kiren Srinivasan