5 years of mau5 –due out November 24 (Ultra Music)–offers a cornucopia of works from one of electronic music’s heralded producers, deadmau5. Over the weekend, the track list was revealed via his fellow 2014 Gumball Rally cohort David Hasslehoff’s Twitter. It encompasses highlights from his beloved back catalog alongside exclusive and new remixes from friends of his label mau5trap. The double album is now available for pre-order here: http://po.st/5yearsofmau5
Two 2012 singles–“Maths” and “The Veldt” featuring Chris James–landed on that year’s >album title goes here<. The cleverly titled album garnered him his second GRAMMY nomination in the “Best Dance/Electronica Album.” For 5 years of mau5, deadmau5 offers remixes of these two tracks from Eric Prydz (“The Veldt”) and Botnek (“Maths”). Earlier this month, the latter made its debut on Billboard “Some Chords,” the opening track of deadmau5’s 2010 album 4x4=12, is a classic mau5 track bathed in synths. Close friend Dillon Francis surprised fans in late August this year by playing his own remix of the song. The deadmau5 “Some Chords” (Dillon Francis remix) made its official debut on Twitter’s new SoundCloud integration player at: https://twitter.com/mau5trap/status/522847939379863553 and to date has garnered over one million plays. Both the original version of the song and Dillon Francis’ remix appear on the retrospective. Other aural treats featured on 5 years of mau5 include the deadmau5 smash “Ghosts n’ Stuff” along with remixes by NERO and Chuckie;“Raise Your Weapon” with the remix that introduced French producer Madeon to the world; and a new offering from Australia’s Wax Motif (The U.K.’s Q magazine premiered the track here); “Strobe” with a 2014 remix from Michael Woods; and “Sofi Needs A Ladder” with a remix by mau5trap artist Pig&Dan. iTunes, Beatport and Spotify versions of the album will be privy to exclusive remixes as well. The full track list for deadmau5’s 5 years of mau5 is: Part One: Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff Raise Your Weapon I Remember Some Chords Strobe The Veldt Brazil (2nd Edit) Aural Psynapse Not Exactly Sofi Needs A Ladder Part Two: Some Chords - Dillion Francis Remix Ghosts n’ Stuff - Chuckie Remix deadmau5 vs. Eric Prydz - The Veldt (Edit) Maths - Botnek Remix Raise Your Weapon - Madeon Remix Strobe – Michael Woods 2014 Remix I Remember – Shiba San Remix Raise Your Weapon – Wax Motif Remix Sofi Needs A Ladder - Pig&Dan Remix Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff – NERO remix Additional Remixes: iTunes Exclusive: Maths – Cobra Effect Remix Raise Your Weapon – Maywald Remix Beatport Exclusive: I Said – Michael Woods Said It Again ReEdit Raise Your Weapon - Weiss Remix Spotify Exclusive: Raise Your Weapon – Michael Cassette Remix Get up close and personal with deadmau5 on live.deadmau5.com. ABOUT deadmau5: Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released five critically acclaimed albums: while(1<2), > album title goes here <, 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy®-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts almost nine million on his Facebook page. deadmau5 is also the #1 selling artist on online retailer Beatport. A major touring act, he has headlined iTunes Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Budweiser Made In America, Sonar, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, HARD Day of the Dead, and Creamfields, and sold out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. Plans for a major world tour in 2015 are in now the works. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (summer double issue, 2012), marking him as the first electronic artist to do so.