Get ready to go down the rabbit hole with mau5trap. To celebrate Halloween and the Mexican-adjacent Day of the Dead holiday, deadmau5 has churned out a brand new mixtape album, titled day of the deadmau5. The goal of the hour-long mix is to highlight some of the spookier tracks from his imprint’s more bass-forward roster direction over the past year or so. The intention behind the mix is also to spotlight some of the talent that he’s fleshed out on mau5trap as of late, featuring label favorites i_o and Getter and, of course, tracks from deadmau5 himself.
The fiery new Halloween-themed mix was also sparked in relation to deadmau5’s widely-lauded Red Rocks showing over the past weekend. deadmau5 celebrated All Hallow’s Eve this year with a “Day of the deadmau5” two-night run in Colorado, featuring his all-mighty Cube V3 set-up, along with support from Callie Reiff, Lights, Getter, and i_o.
day of the deadmau5 covers the full gambet of the dance music spectrum, with a heavy focus on bass music while making several hat tips to techno and house along the way, namely in i_o’s “Death By Techno (Mixed)” and the progressive number, “Ghost In The Machine.” Of course, it couldn’t be more appropriate for a Halloween mix to include deadmau5’s seminal track with Rob Swire, “Ghosts N’ Stuff.”
deadmau5 has been a releasing machine in the month of October, with a massive collaborative label compilation album with Insomniac. In addition, the mau5trap boss just released his remixed orchestral album, here’s the drop!, just days before.
For now, the day of the deadmau5 mix is available exclusively on Apple Music.