deadmau5 – mau5ville: Level 1
Anticipation has been exceedingly high ahead of the release of deadmau5‘s brand new EP. Featuring 8 brand new tracks, including 3 remixes, the EP features a diverse range of production styles spanning the electronic music spectrum. Today, the EP was finally released, provoking a hugely positive response from audiences worldwide.
Perhaps the most eagerly-awaited track, the EP opens with deadmau5’s collaboration with Rob Swire, ‘Monophobia‘. The track features all the trademarks of a deadmau5 original, with an emotive melody blended seamlessly with euphoric synths. Rob Swire’s vocals provide the perfect addition to the track, giving it an even more intense, atmospheric feel. This is by no means the first time the pair have collaborated, having joined forces on iconic anthem ‘Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff‘ back in 2009. ‘Monophobia’ looks set to also make a huge impact and will undoubtedly feature in live sets throughout the summer.
The second track on the EP, ‘All Is Lost‘, is the result of a collaboration between Getter and nothing,nowhere. The collaboration is a sprightly future bass anthem zipping synths and an emotionally-charged melody. Next up, GTA provide fully-charged anthem ‘Something Like‘, with an intensive rhythm alongside an unforgiving bass line. With all the qualities of a festival ground-shaker, the track will no doubt become a regular feature in live sets around the globe.
The next three tracks provide three unique takes on ‘Monophobia’ from three different artists. First up, Rinzen provides a stripped back, melodic take on the track. With the vocals removed, the remix focuses on the track’s melody and bass line, taking the listener on a journey. The next remix is from Latroit and completely reinvents the original. With heavier synths, the track has been given an atmospheric kick, twisting the original elements into an entirely new shape.
ATTLAS is the last to remix ‘Monophobia’, providing a euphoric and simultaneously uplifting take on the original. The flawlessly blended melody and vocals provide a heavenly listening experience. Next up, another deadmau5 original, ‘Nyquist‘, is a soothing yet intense masterpiece, lead by piano chords. Bringing the EP to a close in faultless style before an emotionally-charged extended mix of ‘Monophobia’, the EP ends as sensationally as it began.
Check out the full EP below.