The world of deadmau5 – the globally-renowned electronic artist – is always fast and furious. He recently overhauled his studio in his hometown of Toronto and following a recent European tour, locked himself in and went on a creative spree to finish ‘> album title goes here <’, the new album due out September 21 (Mau5trap/Parlophone).
Following his performance with Foo Fighters at this year’s Grammy Awards where they showcased his stellar remix of ‘Rope’, deadmau5 continues his collaborations in the rock world by enlisting the vocal talents of Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance for the new single ‘Professional Griefers’. Out on August 14, the single sits on the tougher end of deadmau5’s productions. Already rising up the ARIA Club Chart, the single will impact commercial radio on August 13.
Fans were first able to experience ‘Professional Griefers’ as an unreleased instrumental during deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax tour last year, with the artist premiering the track at his critically acclaimed headline performance at Lollapalooza. The vocal version of ‘Professional Griefers’ kicks off with stomping beats and heavily distorted guitar stabs, then builds the tension with discordant synth strikes leading into the chorus, featuring one of the most distinctive voices in rock. The accompanying video, featuring both deadmau5 and Gerard Way was created by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment production company and debuts later this month.
All the tracks on ‘> album title goes here <’ are deadmau5 original productions. They include collaborations with ‘Animal Rights’ co-producer Wolfgang Gartner (‘Channel 42’); vocalists Imogen Heap (‘Telemiscommunications’) and Chris James (‘The Veldt’ – the critically acclaimed track inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story); and legendary hip-hop outfit Cypress Hill (‘Failbait’). New tracks include the Close Encounters of the Third Kind-inspired ‘Closer’, dancefloor burner ‘There might be coffee’ and electronica piece ‘Sleepless’. Like ‘Fn Pig’ and ‘October’, many of these tracks have been available on deadmau5’s SoundCloud as rough edits. For ‘> album title goes here <’ they come together as finished songs in the format he intends them to be heard by his fans.
Track listing for ‘> album title goes here <’ 1. Superliminal 2. Channel 42 – deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner 3. The Veldt (featuring Chris James) 4. Fn Pig 5. Professional Griefers (featuring Gerard Way) 6. Maths 7. There might be coffee 8. Take care of the proper paperwork 9. Closer 10. October 11. Sleepless 12. Failbait (featuring Cypress Hill) 13. Telemiscommunications (featuring Imogen Heap)
Friday, 10 August 2012 10:37
Written by Matt Cahill