Since the initial announcement of 5 Years of mau5, it feels like we’ve been waiting more than half a decade for its official release, but the compilation album is, at last, out now and available to download on iTunes.
The title says it all–5 Years of mau5 boasts 22 tracks from deadmau5’ albums of the last five years, including Random Album Title, For Lack of a Better Name, 4×4=12, Album Title Goes Here, and while(1<2). Deadmau5 opens up disc one of the double-record with arguably the biggest track of his career (certainly of the last five years), Ghosts ’n’ Stuff featuring Rob Swire. From there, original versions of Raise Your Weapon, Some Chords, Strobe, and more are featured before showing up in remix form on the LP’s second disc. The only tracks featured on disc one that don’t get the remix treatment are Brazil (2nd Edit), Not Exactly, and Aural Psynapse.
While disc two features already premiered remixes of Some Chords by Dillon Francis, Ghosts ’n’ Stuff by Nero and Chuckie, and I Remember by Shiba San, the record also includes the blistering remix of Raise Your Weapon by Madeon and a dreamy, downtempo rework of the track from rising German producer Maywald. Michael Woods alters his original remix of Strobe into an extended, ethereal house anthem, while Pig & Dan turn Sofi Needs A Ladder into a tech-fueled mix of minimal synth and shifting beats.
5 Years of Mau5 is out now and available to download over on iTunes here.
01 Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
02 Raise Your Weapon
03 I Remember
04 Some Chords
06 The Veldt
07 Brazil (2nd Edit)
08 Aural Psynapse
09 Not Exactly
10 Sofi Needs A Ladder
01 Some Chords (Dillon Francis Remix)
02 Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Chuckie Remix)
03 The Veldt (deadmau5 vs Eric Prydz Remix)
04 Maths (Botnek Remix)
05 Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix)
06 Strobe (Michael Woods 2014 Remix)
07 I Remember (Shiba San Remix)
08 Raise Your Weapon (Wax Motif Remix)
09 Sofi Needs A Ladder (Pig & Dan Remix)
10 Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Nero Remix)
11 Maths (Cobra Effect Remix)
12 Raise Your Weapon (Maywald Remix)