Deadmau5 goes drum & bass?!


Last Friday Deadmau5 took to Twitch for an impromptu live production session from his legendary kit-stacked studio. Standard procedure for Mau5 fans. But this one came at a twist.

Yes… Deadmau5 on a D&B flex. Mercifully one keen Twitch user grabbed the visual so the glitchy two-step minimal cut could be appreciated beyond the live stream.

Sounds interesting. Somehow one Twitch user called out a similarity to Noisia’s Collider, which Deadmau5 replied to and confirmed he was actually remixing the track for them. Pretty mad considering the sounds Deadmau5 was chiselling on Twitch don’t sound anything like Collider (which isn’t even a D&B track) but whatever… This is really cool.

This isn’t the first time Deadmau5 has fraternised with drum & bass. He triggered the hype for Spor’s album with a teasing tweet last year and was the very first UKF Drum & Bass upload (with a remix of I Remember by J Majik & Wickaman). Much more recently he switched Strobe into a seriously spacey halftime workout and of course there was the incredible Dimension remix we uploaded last month. With drum & bass still flying the flag for some of the most technical and benchmark-setting production techniques, Deadmau5’s connection with the genre is a pretty logical one – and something we’d be interested in hearing more.

Noisia have yet to clarify if Deadmau5 officially is about to chow down on hairy donuts. If he is, we can’t wait to hear the full version. Watch this space.

In the meantime…

H/T: YourEDM