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Deadmau5 Just Dropped His First Solo Essential Mix In 11 Years

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Dance music’s problematic fave Deadmau5 has returned to the BBC Radio 1’s hallowed booth to deliver his first solo Essential Mix in nearly 11 years.

The full mix runs for two hours — with the first hour dedicated to his techno and house alias Testpilot, and the second focusing on classic Deadmau5 cuts. Joel Zimmerman threw in a couple of as-yet-unreleased goodies as well, including ‘Fall’ from Testpilot, and ‘A Seed’, ‘Saturn’, and ‘Coasted’ from Deadmau5. Listen to the full mix below.

The Canadian producer is currently gearing up to premiere his Cube 3.0 at Ultra Music Festival in Miami this weekend, having tinkered with the set up for nearly six months. He’s also now back on streaming platform Twitch, after being kicked off a month ago for using a homophobic slur during a PlayerUnknown’s Battleground game.

Deadmau5’s response was typically scathing and unrepentant: “It wasn’t ‘directed at an entire group of people who have a sexual orientation that differs from my own,” he wrote. “Fuck off with that shit, I know who I am, and I don’t have to fucking sit here and cry and defend my-fucking-self with the obligatory ‘I’m not that person, I am sorry’ reflex.”

Deadmau5 Essential Mix Tracklist

Testpilot

1 deadmau5 – Polyphobia
2 deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire – Monophobia
3 Nic Fanciulli – Understand
4 Pierre Blanche – Ares
w/ deadmau5 ft. Chris James – The Veldt (Acappella)
5 Pig&Dan – Lost Another Angel (Dub)
6 Architectural – Cubismo 8.3
w/ deadmau5 ft. Greta Svabo Bech – Raise Your Weapon (Acappella)
7 Enrico Sangiuliano – Symbiosis
8 Cosmic Boys – Minotaur
9 deadmau5 – Imaginary Friends
10 ARTBAT – Planeta
11 deadmau5 – Avaritia
12 Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani – Careless Suggestions
13 Inner Membranne – Lucy Rose
14 Julian Jeweil – Transmission
15 testpilot – Fall

Deadmau5

16 deadmau5 – Where My Keys
17 deadmau5 – My Pet Coelacanth
18 deadmau5 – Maths (Cobra Effect Remix)
19 deadmau5 – Moar Ghosts N Stuff
20 Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld – Systematika
w/ deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire – Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff (Acappella)
21 deadmau5 – A Seed
22 deadmau5 – Midas Heel
23 deadmau5 – Saturn
24 deadmau5 – Coasted
25 deadmau5 – Polaris
26 deadmau5 – Strobe