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 his recent European tour, he locked himself in and went on a creative spree to finish ‘> album title goes here <’, his new album due out September 24th (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 his new single ‘Professional Griefers’. Out on August 14th, the single sits on the tougher end of deadmau5’s productions and has already been added to the Radio 1 playlist.
Fans first got to experience ‘Professional Griefers’ as an unreleased instrumental during deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax tour last year, premiering the track at his critically acclaimed headlining 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 and features 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’, the 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.
‘> album title goes here <’ is available to pre-order now.