I know many years ago when I was in high school, Deadmau5's first essential mix helped open my eyes to the brilliant world of dance music that existed just outside my knowledge. I still get goosebumps to this day, when I think of the closing line of the opening monologue – THE MAU5 SOUNDS LIKE THIS.
It has been a long time coming for Deadmau5 to return to the essential mix decks. While Joel has of course been featured on Radio 1 many times since that debut mix over a decade ago, his return to Pete Tong's hallowed grounds marks something special.
Just as Tong explains as he introduces him, Deadmau5 has been a busy man. Programming his new live show, scheduling a world tour, releasing new music, running a label, and getting himself into all sorts of trouble along the way, is enough to run anyone ragged. For Joel though, its just another day in the life. He still found the time to compile a two hour mix – one hour focusing on his techno alias Testpilot, and the other focusing on his classic Deadmau5 sound.
Jump in below and enjoy the madness of this gorgeous mix, you won't regret it. Stay tuned for the debut of the cube 3.0 at Ultra this coming weekend.