Almost one year ago from the date, Insomniac and mau5trap released a massive Volume 1 compilation that tied two of dance music’s most recognizable labels and their rosters. The release featured Dustycloud, deadmau5, Holly, Dr. Fresch, Bonnie X Clyde, and many more. Now the two esteemed imprints have released a follow-up collaborative compilation with Volume 2, featuring 12 new tracks from the likes of Kyle Watson, Tommy Trash, Jay Robinson, and more.
With an alternating track list from start to finish, both of the labels go back and forth taking turns highlighting established and up-and-coming acts from their respective rosters. Showcasing the electronic sounds of house, hybrid techno, and electro, this compilation brings a little something for everyone.
On the mau5trap side, the compilation kicks off with the highly anticipated “Badder Things” by No Mana, a follow-up track to their 2018 collaboration. Tommy Trash also makes his return to the label with “4U”, alongside some graduates from the acclaimed ‘we are friends’ series including Speaker Honey, Bentley Dean, HVDES, and SVNF8.
Holding it down on the Insomniac Records end, South African phenom Kyle Watson offers up “Way Down,” which sees him utilizing his wonky house sensibilities on a stunning label debut. Steve Darko circles back around after his previous IN / ROTATION appearance, this time teaming up with Plastic Robots on their dark and ominous collab “Time’s Up.” Filling out the rest of the Insomniac half are cuts from Jay Robinson and MASTERIA, Body Ocean, Casmalia, and NOISES.
mau5trap x Insomniac Records: Volume 2
mau5trap x Insomniac Records: Volume 2 – Tracklist:
- No Mana – Badder Things (feat. Fay)
- Kyle Watson – Way Down
- Tommy Trash – 4U
- Plastic Robots, Steve Darko – Time’s Up
- Speaker Honey – Space Arp
- Jay Robinson, MASTERIA – Pass That
- SVNF8 – Fuzzy
- Body Ocean – Within Reach
- HVDES – Memory of U
- Casmalia – Four Letter Word
- Bentley Dean – Avoidant
- NOISES – Work