With such a long and illustrious discography, choosing a quasi "best of" compilation for Canadian producer/DJ deadmau5 is a near impossible task. But for the five-year anniversary of his imprint, mau5trap, deadmau5 has decided to release a compilation titled 5 Years of Mau5, with some of his best tracks, in addition to some remixes, new and old, by quality artists across dance music.
Now the full tracklist has been released, according to Dancing Astronaut, revealing the full spread of tracks that have been included in the LP and the artists who have been chosen to remix his tracks. In recent weeks, details have emerged about new remixes by Dillon Francis for a remix of "Some Chords," while some others are familiar to deadmau5 fans, like Eric Prydz's progressive take on "The Veldt" and Nero's spin on "Ghosts n' Stuff."
The compilation will be split into two different CDs. The first comprised of his classic songs, like "I Remember," "Strobe," "Some Chords" and arguably his biggest hit, "Ghosts N' Stuff." The second CD is where you will find the remixes. It includes the aforementioned remixes from Dillon Francis, Nero and Eric Pyrdz while also tabbing a nice balance of established names and up-and-comers across various genres.
Among the remixers, the Madeon remix of "Raise Your Weapon" is familiar to his fans and to those of deadmau5, while past collaborator Michael Woods rejoins the mau5 family with a 2014 remix of "Strobe" — no easy task. We also see remixes from Botnek, Wax Motif and a rework of "Ghosts N' Stuff" by Chuckie, which deadmau5 has been playing out live. The compilation will be released Nov. 24.
It will be interesting to see how these artists reworked some of these classic progressive tracks. It gives deadmau5 the opportunity to play them out with a fresh sound. 2014 saw the release of his 25-track album while (1<2) as he looks into his massive Entropy world tour in 2015.