Deadmau5 Releases New Album, Some New Sound
Considering his stage name and decision to mask himself with a mouse head during live performances, the international DJ sensation known as Deadmau5 is a relatively elusive and mysterious figure.
Here’s what we do know: he’s an immensely popular electronic music producer/DJ from Toronto whose popularity has exploded since debuting his first album, Get Scraped, in 2005. Since then, he’s released five more albums, including 4+4=12, which was released in 2010 and stands as his last album before this year’s >album title goes here<. If there’s one thing in common between all of these albums: they have solid tracks and can be listened to again and again.
DeadMau5 has been nominated for four Grammy awards, and in 2010, he won Best Artist and Best Canadian DJ at the International Dance Music Awards. In 2011, he came in fourth place for DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll.
Manipulating a Popular Genre
Deadmau5 is one of the premier players in a genre that’s currently the most fashionable in the music industry. Electronic music has exploded as arguably the defining category of music for an entire generation of young listeners, and Deadmau5 is at the forefront, creating an insanely popular ensemble of tracks.
But the obstacle he currently faces is bringing a live concert sound to album form. For a DJ, who relies on audience response, this can be a challenging endeavor. A major explanation for why electronic music has become so popular is the shared energy between the DJ pumping the music and the crowd exploding over the same pulsating bass and rhythm. Talk about synergy!
A Superb Listen
On his sixth studio album, >album title goes here<, Deadmau5 submits a virtuous listen. Instead of infusing recycled beats and mixing tracks that have already been heard, Deadmau5 spends several songs on his latest album creating a new dance sound. It’s both admirable and enjoyable. There’s nothing more rewarding than witnessing an artist stretch his claws, and in >album title goes here< Deadmau5 doesn’t disappoint.
Traveling outside of electronic music’s box, this album features Wolfgang Gartner, Gerard Way (a member of the rock band My Chemical Romance), and Cypress Hill. The hip hop enthused sound on “Failbait,” which features Cypress Hill, is a relatively new direction for Deadmau5, but he definitely makes it work. This album definitely sets high expectations for future collaborations.
Other standout tracks, such as “Subliminal” and “Channel 42,” extrapolate a healthy sound that’s sure to please both casual fans and dedicated listeners. This versatile album is not one to miss.
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