deadmau5 today has released a 5-track remix pack of his iconic 2009 single, ‘Strobe’. This is to celebrate the 100th release on his imprint, mau5trap.
The pack includes remixes by such mau5trap alumni as Feed Me, Dimension, Lane 8, Com Truise, and protégé, ATTLAS.
‘Strobe’ was the second single from deadmau5′ ‘For Lack Of A Better Name’ album, and pushed the boundaries of electronic music by stripping back all the powerful drops and piercing synthesised beats, and instead focusing on the beautiful melody. It caught the attention of listeners all over the world, and has to date amassed millions of combined streams and views. The track is just as progressive, innovative, and iconic now as it was 7 years ago.
Dimension, a UK producer signed to Chase & Status label, MTA Recordings, added a high-tempo break beat to an otherwise melodic track, giving it an euphoric sense of feeling. This remix was debuted by Annie Mac on her Radio 1 show.
Feed Me’s track is nearly 10 minutes of an electro-house anthem, transforming the beautiful original track with the addition of robotic synths, high pitch crescendos, and exhilarating drops. Towards the end of the track, it slows down to reveal the original piano melody, like the culmination of an emotional journey.
The Lane 8 remix, debuted by Pete Tong, slows ‘Strobe’ right down with an upbeat, house-style piano melody and 4×4 beat adding depth to the track. Giving the track a dance floor ready feel, the emotive track is filled with a fusion of crescendos and synthesised melodies.
ATTLAS remix of ‘Strobe’ begins dark with a looming sound as the twinkling of the melody slowly comes in. The track has a mystic feel to it with echoing and panpipe sounds. Layered with beating drums, crashing claps and crescendos of pitched synthesised beats that propels back into the original melody.
Also putting their spin on the stunning track is fellow mau5trap labelmates Feed Me, BlackGummy and MonsterGetDown, who takes the track on different journeys. British producer Oliver Winters has also done a remix of the track. These remixes will soon be released as fan giveaways.
Grammy-nominated artist deadmau5 became one of the leading figures in electronic dance music during the first decade of the 2000s. With over 9 million likes on Facebook, the electrifying producer has gained a huge following due to his hit releases such as ‘Move for Me’ with Kaskade that reached number 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart and ‘Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff’ with Rob Swire and ‘Professional Griefers’. Not to mention the award-winning albums ‘For Lack of a Better Name’, ‘4×4=12’ and ‘Random Album Title’. deadmau5’s exhilarating live performances, filling major venues across the world, he encapsulates his audience with live edits of his own tracks and utilizes a dazzling light show.
deadmau5 remix package for ‘Strobe’ is released today on mau5trap.