8 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mau5heads have waited nearly a decade for their king to reunite with Rob Swire, the Pendulum frontman and featured vocalist on 2009's “Ghosts ’n’ Stuff,” arguably deadmau5’s best-known song. Here, the two present “Monophobia,” a melodic trance odyssey that meditates on loneliness, with remixes from artists in the mau5trap family. Miami duo GTA shake things up with “Something Like,” a texture bomb that pings like the inside of a pinball machine, and Getter explores cinematic R&B on “All Is Lost.” As usual, though, the project’s highlight is deadmau5’s lone instrumental, the elegant “Nyquist,” which fuses abstract drills, clicks, and rhythmic snaps with the warm touch of a piano.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Mau5heads have waited nearly a decade for their king to reunite with Rob Swire, the Pendulum frontman and featured vocalist on 2009's “Ghosts ’n’ Stuff,” arguably deadmau5’s best-known song. Here, the two present “Monophobia,” a melodic trance odyssey that meditates on loneliness, with remixes from artists in the mau5trap family. Miami duo GTA shake things up with “Something Like,” a texture bomb that pings like the inside of a pinball machine, and Getter explores cinematic R&B on “All Is Lost.” As usual, though, the project’s highlight is deadmau5’s lone instrumental, the elegant “Nyquist,” which fuses abstract drills, clicks, and rhythmic snaps with the warm touch of a piano.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
54 Ratings
54 Ratings

Can't wait!

Joshy's

Can't wait!

Ye

JasonIsTrash

Enough said

Gnarly

ShadowRagz

As a longtime fan of the Mau5, I think Monophobia is by far going to be the best track he’s released in a LONG TIME!

Super excited for the extended version and the other notable tracks on this!

LEVEL UP!

About deadmau5

Canadian electronic music producer and Mau5trap label head Deadmau5 was one of the most prominent fixtures in the dance scene of the 2010s, instantly recognizable with his signature oversized mouse helmet. Born Joel Zimmerman in Niagara Falls, the Toronto-based DJ rose to prominence in 2008 when his track "Faxing Berlin" found its way onto the playlist of legendary DJ/producer Pete Tong's radio show. Deadmau5 soon became an important figure in the world of progressive house music. He released his work through his own label, Mau5trap Recordings, and scored a number of awards in 2008, including a Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. He released Random Album Title that same year, along with the first volume of the remix-collecting At Play series.

2009 saw the release of the singles collection It Sounds Like, along with the mix album For Lack of a Better Name, while the studio album 4 X 4 = 12 followed in 2010. The next year, he released the DVD Live @ Earl's Court and a compilation of Remixes. Two 2012 singles, "Maths" and "The Veldt" with Chris James, landed on that year's >Album Title Goes Here<. The cleverly titled album also featured appearances from producer Wolfgang Gartner and vocalists Imogen Heap and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.

Deadmau5's next full-length, While(1<2), was released on Mau5trap/Astralwerks in June 2014. Named in reference to the programming language used to loop indefinitely, the double album contained the singles "Avaritia" and "Seeya," featuring guest vocals from Colleen D'Agostino, as well as remixes of How to Destroy Angels' "Ice Age" and Nine Inch Nails' "Survivalism." 5 Years of Mau5 arrived at the end of 2014 and celebrated the Mau5trap imprint's fifth anniversary. After a brief period when the future of his Deadmau5 persona remained uncertain due to personal challenges, Zimmerman returned to his music in the spring of 2016 with the single "Snowcone." That track would appear on his eighth LP, W:/2016ALBUM/, which was released in December. ~ Chris True & Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
GENRE
Dance
BORN
January 5, 1981

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