Electro | Eekkoo – Eekkoo EP

Posted by on December 22, 2013

Eekkoo - Eekkoo EPHailing from Montreal, the Canadian producer releases a three track EP on the only label that seems fit for his music, deadmau5’s mau5trap. Eekkoo provides a wide variety of plucks, piano stabs and distorted synths over a common theme of fat bass lines, creating a hypnotic piece of dance music from start to finish. While it may be considered a bit close to “deadmau5 style”, Eekkoo has his own sound that has earned the praise of the big boss himself.

Beatport: Eekkoo – Eekkoo EP

Chill, Mix | Easy Like Sunday Morning

Posted by on October 13, 2013


Happy Sunday Funday, y’all. I’ve been increasingly overwhelmed lately with the amount of good music accumulating out there in the universe so I’ve found bundling them up in little care packages to be the best solution to curing all the quiet moments in your day to day routine. Today’s playlist is a low-key musical journey to keep you feeling light and carefree throughout the entirety of your day.

A little indie, a little house, some trill-electro hip-hop reworks and one Drake and one Mr. Carmack track, because what would a playlist be these days without that.

So open up your windows and let the fresh air and sun shine on in. Make yourself a hearty breakfast, stay in bed, read an old book, take a walk, say something nice to the people you care about, turn on some football, spend an extra 15 minutes playing with your dog, or don’t do anything at all. Except play this mix, on repeat.

I wanna be high, so high, I wanna be free to know
The things I do are right
I wanna be free
Just me, babe!
That’s why I’m easy
I’m easy like sunday morning…

FYI | The DJ Mag Top 100 Poll Is Live, Thank God

Posted by on July 16, 2013


Has it really only been five minutes nine months since the results of the 2012 DJ Mag Top 100 Poll? Wow. That totally flew by.

The DJ Mag poll is more than just a poll, of course; it’s an increasingly dominant internet sideshow that is about to become a larger part of your life than you’d probably like. How we’ve missed the pageantry of it all — the fervent sense of camaraderie that gets expressed through status updates (see above); the earnest pleas to our finer sensibilities (“a vote for Steve Aoki is a vote for pandas!”); the reliable kvetching from @Deadmau5 (“lol fuk this poll…even though I always crush the top 5 #whatever”); and, of course, the overwhelming sense of inevitability anticipation (spoiler alert: Armin wins in 2013). The only thing better than Shark Week is the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll!

In truth, this year’s poll is already shaping up to be even more unbearable than ever, due to two very distinct forces coming together to create a veritable perfect storm of awfulness:

1) Hashtags over everything. (Case in point: Ferry Corsten is now a hashtag on his own Facebook page.)

2) The EDM Explosion of 2010-Present — or whatever phrase du jour you, your grandmother, and/or The New York Times are using to refer to this awesome/terrible watershed moment in our musical metanarrative.

So if you think you’re in for anything more than a whole lotta this for the next three months…well, LOL, bro. That’s adorable.



Electronic, FYI | deadmau5 gets “back to music”

Posted by on June 27, 2013


I’m going to try not to touch on anything that’s going on with Deadmau5 in the media at the moment but I will say that it’s been an eventful few days for him. Between breaking free from the chains of Ultra Records, partnering up with Capitol Music Group, and premiering some insane robotic mau5heads at his show in Vegas, things have really been heating up. There may have been some news about him on various gossip sites this morning, you know, not really sure what that’s all about BUT it seems he took FNT author Sev’s advice and dropped two new tracks to keep the ball rolling. If only every musician could respond to negative press like that….


We’ll see how things play out.


Deadmau5 – Suckfest9001


Deadmau5 – You There?

Mashups, Progressive House | DOSVEC – Bad Things

Posted by on June 25, 2013


So the story goes that DOSVEC heard the original song “Bad Things” by Meiko on a Real House Wives of New Jersey commercial and had his people call her people. Her people sent over the A Capella, he mashed it up with Deadmau5 and Meiko personally enjoyed it. Now it is time for all of us to enjoy it.

This track sounds like Deadmau5 sat in the studio with Meiko and created progressive house. The A Capella and Beats intertwine seamlessly and compliment each other very well. Press play and check it yourself, warning very addictive.


Ambient, House, Preview | Deadmau5 – ID (moog bass + modular)

Posted by on April 23, 2013

Deadmau5The Mau5 man has graced the public with a beautiful ambient preview of one of his current works. Deadmau5 has not mentioned the tracks name, but it reminds me of his track “HR 8938 Cephei,” named after a subgiant star. This is my favorite style to hear Deadmau5 produce in, he is one of the best when it comes to creating beauty like this. I hope this mean we will be experiencing more tracks like this from him in the near future.


Progressive House | Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Swanky Tunes & Matisse & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)

Posted by on December 18, 2012

In this latest installment of Kaskade Mash-Up Mondays (yes, it’s Tuesday…who’s counting), the man/myth/legend that is Ryan Raddon brings you the literal definition of an auto-download. “Move For Me” is one of the most recognizable and well-loved tracks in recent EDM memory. “The Legend” is progressive house at its riveting, melodic best. What happens when you merge the two? Nothing short of amazing. Props to Kaskade for continually identifying some of the most compelling track combinations out there. Jump on the free download now — or be square.

Free Download: Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Swanky Tunes & Matisse & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)