Deadmau5 is usually known for developing deep progressive house even electro tracks, but crossing over to Hip-Hop is something we haven’t seen much of from him (besides his collaboration with Cypress Hill). Since he went out of contract with Ultra Records, he’s been releasing a slew of new experimental tunes on his soundcloud one after another. This time around Deadmau5 composed a minimalist electronic tune titled Shotty vs. Mau5, and recruited an England based artist (I’m guessing his name is Shotty?) to flow over the beat. Deadmau5 has been quoted saying that dance music producers aren’t taking enough risk these days, and I would completely agree..
Sticking to that quote it looks like he’s backing it up, Deadmau5 has been taking some risks with his recent releases via his souncloud, and this one has paid off in my mind. I’ve been following Joel for the last 8+ years, and this guy is such a stellar producer he can make anything sound good. I hope to hear more Hip Hop inspired beats in the future like what he’s bringing to the table on this one with Shotty vs. Mau5. I also went ahead and threw in some of his recent drops via his soundcloud for you listening pleasure. Enjoy.
Deadmau5 – Shotty vs. Mau5