I don’t think it slipped past anyone over the past couple days that Deadmau5‘s newest album >Album Title Goes Here< is slated to be released in the U.S. on September 25th (you can pre-order it from iTunes HERE) . I’m not here to talk about any recent Deadmau5 controversies or rants because if you pay any attention to the world of electronic music you already know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t, click HERE to check out Deadmau5’s Tumblr account where he’s been known to go off and where he discusses his decision to “unplug for a wee bit”. What I AM here to do is talk about some music. Some fucking awesome music. By Deadmau5.
Katie Clark is a good friend and contributor of the blog and today she posted this video on her Facebook page. The video was actually a song called “Fn Pig” by Deadmau5 and as someone who keeps an eye on his SoundCloud page (which is a medium through which he shows his fans what he’s working on), I had heard of this song before. But I hadn’t really given it a full listen. Well that was my mistake because hot damn this one is a keeper! The first three and a half minutes reminds me strongly of his track “Strobe”, which many argue is the best Deadmau5 song of all time. But at the 3:45 mark things change – they get funky and Housey and made me really start nodding my head to the beat. We get that typical Deadmau5 sound that made him famous with some high chords and even some tympani drum hits. As the song progresses we’re treated to what sounds like chopped up vocals which is a cool addition, but they aren’t saying anything I can understand. Overall this is a song that I’m immediately throwing in my DJ sets and I think if you want to get the crowd moving you should too.
Deadmau5 – Fn Pig
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Yesterday the first single off >Album Title Goes Here< was released in the form of “Professional Griefers” which is another track that has been around for a bit. There is both an instrumental and vocal version of the song and personally I much prefer the instrumental. Something about Gerard Way (of the band My Chemical Romance) screaming at me through the song doesn’t rub me the right way. But I have flashbacks of the instrumental rocking the floor at the House of Blues in Boston last year so I can say with confidence I’m a fan.
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