Mr. Joel Zimmerman may now be absent from Twitter, but thankfully he’s still active as ever on SoundCloud. A musically focused Deadmau5 released a series of short, moody tracks under the umbrella title 7, each named after one of the deadly sins. He’s appropriately overindulged in the third representing “Gula,” Latin for gluttony. Expanding on the original’s piano progression, Joel uploaded two new sounds, one sharing the same title and the second named “777.”
The newer “Gula” introduces percussion that features a grooving kick pattern, ditching the house-typical 4/4 count. When least expect it, the blast of a cloudy, reverb-heavy bass note hits your eardrums. “777” begins similarly, but with a distant clicking beat hiding in the background. This 13-minute expansion breaks for a squeaky lead melody in the ominous breakdown, which makes way for a progressive harmony back into the downbeat. Joel has voiced his interest in creating a sense of story-telling in his compositions, and this series of progress gives us a nice taste of what to expect.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Canadian producer Joel Zimmerman revealed vague, but imminent plans to focus on a sense of storytelling through his music. Staying true to Deadmau5‘s blasé ‘tude, the producer has been hinting towards his musical plot with sporadic uploads of work-in-progress snippets of powerful, contemplative melodic tunes. Deadmau5 has risen to his word with an abrupt absence on Twitter and debuted an upload of seven short tracks on his official SoundCloud. Uploaded under the pertinent title ’7,’ the 19 minute mix features a haunting and poignant soundscape that showcases Zimmerman’s eloquent progressive talent. He rises through evocative piano crescendos and falls into deep melancholic progressions through his seven latest works: “Acedia,” “Avarita,” “Gula,” “Invidia,” “Ira,” “Luxuria,” and “Superbia.” These seven Latin terms coordinate with the ‘Seven Deadly Sins,’ sloth, greed, gluttony, envy, wrath, lust and pride, respectively. Without a provided explanation, Deadmau5 leaves it to his listeners to weave their own storyline throughout the emblematic playlist.
Though Deadmau5 remains quiet on the Twitter-sphere for now, the Canadian electronic music talent has already begun building up a busy schedule for 2014, beginning with a New Year’s Eve performance in New York and with plans in the works for a large-scale tour.
We’re big fans of Eric Prydz; you know this. So naturally, Eric’s serial Epic Radio podcast is always a treat. Aside from witnessing a Pryda live set firsthand, Epic Radio is the best way to catch a glimpse of unreleased Pryda material with a bit of Prydz commentary thrown in on top. Epic Radio is also the medium for Eric to debut upcoming Pryda Friends’ releases, with this episode putting the spotlight on Eric’s forthcoming remix of Jeremy Olander’s “Let Me Feel” and his upcoming original “Power Drive.” More than anything though, Epic Radio is a glimpse into the musical mind of one of Sweden’s greatest talents.
We’re really enjoying the seventh installment of Epic Radio, and we think you will too. Click past the break for a full tracklist, and download the podcast for free from iTunes.
4/8/2010. Rezadent returns to Dancing Astronaut with a fabulous mix guaranteed to get the party crunk.
- 1. Sidney Samson feat. Lady Bee – Shut Up & Let It Go (Chuckie Remix)
- 2. The Caesers – Jerk It Out (Patrick G Remix)
- 3. Jean Claude Ades ft. Tyra – Nite Time (Kevstar Remix)
- 4. Paradiso Girls – Patron Tequila (Tannuri Remix)
- 5. Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman – Fuckin’ Down (Original Mix)
- 6. David Guetta ft Akon – Party Animal
- 7. Steve Aoki – I’m In The House (Dirty Extended Mix)
- 8. Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
- 9. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Artistic Raw 2010 Bootleg)
- 10. Dj Bam Bam – Watch The Club Go ft Mr Robotic (Original Mix)
- 11. Lady Gaga – Telephone (Kaskade Radio Edit) Feat. Beyoncé
- 12. Owl city – Fireflies (Calvertron Remix)
- 13. Owl city – Fireflies (Mightyfools Remix)
- 14. Young Money ft Lloyd – Bedrock (Cure & Cause Remix)
- 15. Young Money ft Lloyd – Bedrock (Vindata Remix)
- 16. Quintino ft. Mitch Crown – You Can’t Deny (Hardwell Remix)
- 17. Crookers ft. Wiley & Thomas Jules – Business Man (Black Noise Remix)
- 18. Mason Ft. DMC & Sam Sparro – Corrected (Ralvero Remix)
- 19. Lovestoned – I Know Nothing (Shaun Baker Remix)