So here’s a call to all creative Deadmau5 fans. There’s a mau5head design competition going on and you still have a couple of days left to join the competition. Click on the banner in the sidebar to read more.
On with the post now. If you’re a regular Soundclouder you might know Fuckmylife. It’s Joel Zimmerman’s Soundcloud account. Over the past year he’s been found and followed by over 26.000 people on Soundcloud. Then there’s the guy who was first with registering the actual name ‘Deadmau5’. It’s some Romanian dude who just uploaded one liveset. He’s been getting over 12.000 plays on it and 5800 followers, just because he registered the right (no, wrong) name.
Now a few days ago I found out about another Deadmau5, calling himself ‘Deadmau5 (Official)’. His landing page has everything an official page should have. There’s a bio, there are links to the other official Deadmau5 pages. And the page has regular uploads of Deadmau5 material. (Or at least Mau5trap releases.) with free download options enabled. If you have a clue if this is the real deal or just a fakemau5, please leave a comment. Here’s a rather unusual upload on the page, a Minecraft version of Deadmau5’s ‘I Remember’.
|Deadmau5 – I Remember (Minecraft Remix)
Luckily I’m pretty sure Bassnectar is Bassnectar. He’s sharing his latest production ‘Upside Down’ if you subscribe to his mailing list. You can do that by going here. Bassnectar has a new album coming up in August called ‘Divergent Spectrum’, consider this to be the appetizer.
|Bassnectar – Upside Down
There’s a pretty big grey area between what is remix and what is edit. I usually tend to call something ‘edit’ rather than ‘remix’ if a remixer has used a lot of samples from the original recording. But now I found this edit and I’m not even sure if it should be called ‘edit’. It’s the Skrillex remix of Benny Benassi’s ‘Cinema’ edited by the Belgian dj-duo Voltronixx. The only difference I hear from the original remix is that they edited out those few seconds of eurodance-breakbeats before the drop. (I personally think it’s an improvement, but thank god they left the rest of the track in one piece..)
Downloading this track feels like just downloading the original, which is also up on Beatport. But, Skrillex quote here: “ If ya have a couple spare bucks then please buy the tracks, if not then just torent them. Most important thing is that yal get the music, but the extra support always helps :).” Alright then, Download link enabled. But you have to promise to buy Skrillex presents when he’s near your neighbourhood.
|Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix / Voltronixx Edit)
Which brings me to my next and final point: Soundcloud user 1783898. This is actually an official account from the Skrillex artist management company, Blood Company. They have put up the entire ‘My Name Is Skrillex EP’ for free download. Too bad I missed that earlier. These are just a few tracks, but you can download everything here. Enjoy!
|Skrillex – Do Da Oliphant
|Skrillex – WEEKENDS!!! (feat. Sirah)
|Skrillex – With Your Friends