Album: here’s the drop!
Release date: October 4, 2019
“fn pig (ov) [Spencer Brown Remix]” – Out 9/20
“gula (ov) [Pig&Dan Remix]” – Out 9/27
“strobe (ov) [PEEKABOO Remix]” – Out 10/4
In March of 2018, deadmau5 enchanted fans with where’s the drop?, an album of re-imagined orchestral arrangements of his previous work, in collaboration with musical director Gregory Reveret. The album lead to deadmau5 performing the material with a full orchestra over two sold-out nights at the iconic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Now the music receives a remix treatment called here’s the drop! out on mau5trap October 4.
Over the course of the 15 tracks on here’s the drop!, plenty of revered tastemakers have been tapped for their talents to make this remix album a cerebral journey through sound.
Fans may recognize the work of French-born Gregory Reveret as the composer who brought where’s the drop? to life by writing re-imagined orchestral works from deadmau5’ catalog. Reveret has also worked under composers Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL), Brian Tyler, and Christopher Young, as well as contributing on projects such as music for the movies Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool, and Power Rangers. Besides working on film, Reveret’s electronic music has been featured on BBCRadio 1, thus earning support from artists such as Laurent Garnier, Bastille, Madeon, Bassnectar, and Pendulum. This award-winning composer, producer, and arranger subsequently puts his spin on the track “coelacanth” for a worthy reworking of deadmau5’s original vision.
Also familiar to deadmau5 fans are early mau5trap artists Pig&Dan, who offer up their interpretation of “gula” for a multidimensional odyssey that explores mesmerizing highs and lows of dark techno. The duo’s take on “gula” cycles between driving basslines that are then punctuated by gorgeous string arrangements and back to dancefloor-worthy beats for an array of auditory delights.
Continuing the vibe of here’s the drop! with more complex and studious musical explorations rather than short and gimmicky bangers are the sweeping sounds of Spencer Brown’s classical ideology. For this mau5trap artist’s contribution to the remix album, he delves into “fn pig” by delivering a genre-melding and hypnotic expedition that complements the source material, but also creates surprising new interpretations on moments in the music.
Bravely tackling one of deadmau5’ most recognized tracks, the bass scene’s fresh breakthrough producer, PEEKABOO, dissects “strobe.” In his fresh new take on the classic release, a chill groove gives way to the instantly recognizable synth section for a taste of the original, then builds into a frenzy for a beat that’ll make audiences bounce before transitioning into a floating, airy vibe. For those who are familiar with the work of PEEKABOO, this remix is undoubtedly his most divergent effort yet.
Morgan Page—who deadmau5 remixed his 2013 single “The Longest Road”–offers up his version of “imaginary friends,” Matt Lange tackles “superbia,” and many more expertly reimagined offerings round out this ambitious album from mau5trap’s current artists and alumni such as Mr Bill, Sian, Rinzen and Tinlicker.
- imaginary friends (ov) [Morgan Page Remix]
- luxuria (ov) [Tinlicker Remix]
- coelacanth (ov) [Gregory Reveret Remix]
- acedia (ov) [Rinzen Remix]
- avaritia (ov) [Seismal D Remix]
- monophobia (ov) [Sian Remix]
- gula (ov) [Pig&Dan Remix]
- invidia (ov) [No Mana Remix]
- unjaded (ov) [Mad Zach Remix]
- ira (ov) [Gallya Remix]
- fn pig (ov) [Spencer Brown Remix]
- hr 8938 cephei (ov) [Mr. Bill Remix]
- superbia (ov) [Matt Lange Remix]
- caritas (ov) [Dom Kane Remix]
- strobe (ov) [PEEKABOO Remix]
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 platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums: an orchestral album where’s the drop?, W:/2016ALBUM/ and > album title goes here < (both reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart), 4×4=12 (recently recognized for having sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States), For Lack Of A Better Name, Random Album Title and while(1<2). The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts almost 15 million over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings which includes original productions, remixes and collaborations with featured guests like Rob Swire (“Monophobia”), Lights (“Drama Free”), Shotty Horroh, Scene of Action and more can be found on the mau5ville: level 1, 2 & 3 series. deadmau5 kicked off 2019 with his first ever film score for the Jonas Akerlund-directed spy thriller Polar available worldwide now via Netflix with its soundtrack released on mau5trap. Find deadmau5 now on his North American cubev3 tour.
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(Written for Alexandra Greenberg/Falcon Publicity)