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5 Years of Mau5

Deadmau5 11/25/2014


Celebrating five years of his own imprint, Mau5trap, the double-disc set 5 Years of Mau5 rounds up most of the previous hits from EDM producer Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5. Disc one features the straight-up versions, and with the focus on the label; off-Mau5trap numbers like "Move with Me" with Kaskade are missing, but getting "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," "I Remember," and "The Veldt" in one go makes for a lot of prime, spacy, and melodic EDM. Disc two offers many of these same numbers but in remix form, with Dillon Francis' take on "Some Chords" being the new, stark twerker to cherish, while the tried-and-true award ends in a tie with Eric Prydz's work on "The Veldt" (heavenly, ever ascending future disco) and Nero's remix of "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" (perfectly paced and bottomless bass; it must be where the term "awesome drop" came from) sharing the prize. Laid end to end, these EDM favorites paint Deadmau5 not as an innovator, but as a solid craftsman with a love of the bold (slamming basslines, speaker-ripping noises) and the beautiful (soaring, melodic vocals, and/or melodies). Those already familiar with the DJ will find 5 Years of Mau5 an easy pick-up or portable hits collection with only a few bits of new. ~ David Jeffries
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Ghosts 'N' Stuff Deadmau5 5:25
  3. 2 Raise Your Weapon Deadmau5 8:20
  4. 3 I Remember Kaskade 9:53
  5. 4 Some Chords Deadmau5 7:23
  6. 5 Strobe Deadmau5 6:19
  7. 6 The Veldt Deadmau5 8:36
  8. 7 Brazil [2nd Edit] Deadmau5 6:38
  9. 8 Aural Psynapse Deadmau5 7:23
  10. 9 Animal Rights Deadmau5 9:15
  11. 10 Sofi Needs a Ladder Deadmau5 6:38
  12. 1 Some Chords [Dillon Francis Remix] Deadmau5 4:49
  13. 2 Ghosts 'N' Stuff [Chuckie Remix] Deadmau5 6:0
  14. 3 The Veldt [Eric Prydz Remix] Deadmau5 6:22
  15. 4 Maths [Botnek Remix] Deadmau5 4:22
  16. 5 Raise Your Weapon [Madeon Remix] Deadmau5 4:15
  17. 6 Strobe [Michael Woods Remix] Deadmau5 7:11
  18. 7 Raise Your Weapon [Maywald Remix] Deadmau5 5:35
  19. 8 Sofi Needs a Ladder [Pig & Dan Remix] Deadmau5 4:33
  20. 9 Ghosts 'N' Stuff [Nero Remix] Deadmau5 7:40
  21. 10 Word Problems [Friend Within Remix] Deadmau5 7:5

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