10 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Through his three-part mau5ville series, deadmau5 has shined a light on out-of-the-box tracks and remixes. Each bundle takes a few focus tracks, typically his own productions, and invites emerging DJ/producers to deconstruct and rebuild them. Level 3 feels particularly adventurous. The dubstep cut “Are You Not Afraid,” featuring British rapper Shotty Horroh, is refashioned into a trippy mid-tempo groove by J. Worra and a whirring warehouse edit from C.O.Z. And “Hurricane,” a tearful, melodic piano ballad that is itself a gutsy left turn, gets two starkly different treatments: minimal techno from Mark Mackenzie and warm-and-fuzzy house from OFFAIAH. They’re bookended by two deadmau5 originals and two new mau5trap singles, including the mesmerizing club cut “Quests with Time Limits” by No Mana—a must-listen. That the label is home to such disparate sounds and artists is a reflection of deadmau5’s own creative vision: It’s not about fitting in, but standing out.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Through his three-part mau5ville series, deadmau5 has shined a light on out-of-the-box tracks and remixes. Each bundle takes a few focus tracks, typically his own productions, and invites emerging DJ/producers to deconstruct and rebuild them. Level 3 feels particularly adventurous. The dubstep cut “Are You Not Afraid,” featuring British rapper Shotty Horroh, is refashioned into a trippy mid-tempo groove by J. Worra and a whirring warehouse edit from C.O.Z. And “Hurricane,” a tearful, melodic piano ballad that is itself a gutsy left turn, gets two starkly different treatments: minimal techno from Mark Mackenzie and warm-and-fuzzy house from OFFAIAH. They’re bookended by two deadmau5 originals and two new mau5trap singles, including the mesmerizing club cut “Quests with Time Limits” by No Mana—a must-listen. That the label is home to such disparate sounds and artists is a reflection of deadmau5’s own creative vision: It’s not about fitting in, but standing out.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings
Mr Blazer LT ,

Best of the 3 for me

Overall just a great set of tracks that have something different to offer. I love the dub wobble of “Are You Not Afraid” though I can see some criticizing it. Its the electro & tech house mixes that shine for me though. Really started to get into C.O.Z the past year and those are probably two of my favorite tracks. This might be my top pick from the mau5trap label this year so far.

sethcw123 ,

Another HUGE release by Joel!

deadmau5 did it once again, but this time showed just how much he can do from a variety standpoint. From the clean, bass-heavy ‘Polyphobia’ to the glitched-out, funky ‘Glivch’ to the emotional piano and vocal track of ‘Hurricane,’ Joel has proven that he can do anything. A very well executed EP! Listen now!

👉👌👍👍👍👍 ,

Good, I guess.

Deadmau5 is a good artist, but “Polyphobia,” did not meet my expectations. For one, in the middle of the song, the Monophobia intro melody plays, which tells me that Joel is recycling his melodies. “Glivch” is another version of “Glish,” and the remixes are uninteresting. If you want deep house tracks, listen to “Faxing Berlin,” “Brazil,” or “Some Kind of Blue”.

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