One of the stand-out artists of past years, Deadmau5 aka Joel Thomas Zimmerman has been legendary in what he does. Being renowned for his in-depth masterpieces and his huge presence on social media for trolling other EDM artists and also being very in touch with his fans. We felt it was time to compile a list of his top 5 tracks.
5. Deadmau5 – Not Exactly
First up, Not Exactly released back in 2007, yes 2007. This was one of Joel’s mellow cuts, It was ‘Not Exactly’ one of his biggest tracks but it was the perfect example of the sound Joel had back in that year.
Not Exactly was the second ever release on his mau5trap label.
4. Deadmau5 – I Remember
Released back in 2008, ‘I Remember ‘ is one of the few collaborations Joel has done. This time round Deadmau5 touches bases with Kaskade, a well-respected figure in EDM. On individual terms, they both have very melodic styles and combining them together would surely give an incredible result.
3. Deadmau5 – Brazil (2nd Edit)
Released back in 2008, ‘Brazil’ gives instant happiness and summer thoughts when this track is played. Joel showing yet again the sheer in-depth he goes with his productions. Layers of chords upon layers, Brazil is the perfect track for a warm summer day.
2. Deadmau5 – FML
Released back in 2009, ‘FML’ was nothing short of an absolute monster on a club/festival sound system. We’re instantly met with an army march-like snare roll building the intensity from the get-go. As the track progresses a selection of intense arpeggiated synths and fx pave the way for the big drop.
1. Deadmau5 – Strobe
Easily one of Joel’s best, Strobe released in 2009 can only be described as Euphoric and is simply a masterpiece in every aspect.
The moment the famous melody begins from the start, every listener is preparing them for an adventure. With what starts out as ambient and eery, Strobe builds slowly and smoothly and as the kick comes in the track instantly transforms into a pacier cut. As the track progresses, it comes back into another breakdown where all of the elements come as one and are released.
Deadmau5 is a living legend to all, regardless of his actions and what he says… His music is un-matched.