As Deadmau5 embarks upon the ‘Meowingtons Hax’ North American tour alongside a host of the Mau5trap stable, the label head leads the charge with a brand new compilation. It features new and exclusive tracks from Deadmau5 himself and a host of the artists featuring on the tour, as well as a selection of tracks from new additions to the label that you can expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months. With contributions from Feed Me, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Excision & Datsik, Zedd, Moguai, Al Bizarre and James Njie, this compilation is set to be the soundtrack to the tour carnage that will undoubtedly ensue.
Opening with the insistent, driving powerhouse that is ‘Where My Keys’, an exclusive track from Deadmau5 himself, the compilation goes straight for the jugular. Moving through the jarring ‘Cott’s Face’ by Feed Me which fuses together glitchy drums and erratic synth lines and onto recent tour additions Tommy Lee & DJ Aero the compilation doesn’t hold up for a second as they deliver two fidgety electro house party starting tracks. Excision & Datsik turn up the heat with ‘Deviance’ as grinding beats and growling basslines meet extra-terrestrial synth lines, proving once again why their star is most definitely in the ascendant. Zedd’s remix of Skrillex smash ‘Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites channels the power of the original into a filthy 4x4 monster while Moguai’s ‘Beat of The Drum’ surges forward on the elastic synths and rolling bass line with Sofi delivering her vocals with attitude.
Upcoming Mau5trap artists Al Bizarre and James Njie also feature on the compilation. Al Bizarre brings ‘Blast Wave’ to the table, a many-headed beast that switches up glistening synths and swelling bass and is in turns both euphoric and gritty. Rising talent James Njie rounds off the compilation in style, introducing himself with two futuristic progressive house tracks that are at once delicately nuanced and full of impact, speaking volumes of his talent. Mau5trap has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007 and become home to some of the most exciting electronic artists in the world.
The new compilation features just some of the talent that the label champions and offers up a decisive musical statement whether you are going to the upcoming tour or not.