Track of the week

Hunned Bandz

Tanukichan

mau5trap / 2018
4.7

Mau5ville: Level 1


Deadmau5

By: Alex Horner

The latest release from EDM giant, deadmau5, features Rob Swire and remixes by other artists. It seems that Joel Zimmerman had his mau5head on too tight when he produced Mau5ville: Level 1. It doesn’t offer anything new to the electronic scene and features five different versions of the same song “Monophobia“. The album only has four unique tracks and none of them are exceptionally mind-blowing. The original version of “Monophobia” is the best version (typical of remixes of deadmau5 songs) and the album could have done without the remixes entirely. I would have preferred to see 4 more originals from Joel instead. “Nyquist” is the only quality song on the album and it is just a filler song delivering only atmosphere and no bass.

This album turned out to be overwashed pop music with some remixes lazily thrown in. This is shocking considering Zimmerman has created some of the best house music of the last ten years and has always led the way in making electronic music sound beautiful (see “where’s the drop?” for reference). Maybe Mr. Zimmerman should spend less time playing PUBG and more time producing quality music.

Mau5ville: Level 1


Deadmau5

By: Alex Horner

mau5trap / 2018
4.7

The latest release from EDM giant, deadmau5, features Rob Swire and remixes by other artists. It seems that Joel Zimmerman had his mau5head on too tight when he produced Mau5ville: Level 1. It doesn’t offer anything new to the electronic scene and features five different versions of the same song “Monophobia“. The album only has four unique tracks and none of them are exceptionally mind-blowing. The original version of “Monophobia” is the best version (typical of remixes of deadmau5 songs) and the album could have done without the remixes entirely. I would have preferred to see 4 more originals from Joel instead. “Nyquist” is the only quality song on the album and it is just a filler song delivering only atmosphere and no bass.

This album turned out to be overwashed pop music with some remixes lazily thrown in. This is shocking considering Zimmerman has created some of the best house music of the last ten years and has always led the way in making electronic music sound beautiful (see “where’s the drop?” for reference). Maybe Mr. Zimmerman should spend less time playing PUBG and more time producing quality music.