Jul 17, 2014
deadmau5 Trolls Big Room, And It’s… Not Bad… Comparatively
deadmau5 - Carbon Cookie

Doing a bit of what he does best, deadmau5 trolled the big room house scene with a boisterous, borderline irritating satirical production that, despite his apparent lack of effort, reminds listeners of what he does even better: make music.

By the time fans present on his live hub had a chance to react with “YES PLS!,” it was already over. Carbon Cookie–an easily copied version of something already mass produced–sports a number of commonly recycled features: the water droplet, the spontaneous synth outburst, a big ol’ awkwardly un-melodic breakdown. Bonus, it takes an inordinate amount of time to do anything, building big and slow with a chest-beating bravado that says, “I know you love this. Imma take it slow.”

After about 30 minutes of work, the sum of the parts laughably adds up to something near listenable and feasibly worthy of competing on its respective charts, suggesting that either Joel Zimmerman is a Rain Man of digital production, or this sound seriously needs to evolve… or a combination thereof.

Pick it up for free here.