Last month, deadmau5 made some comments that portrayed the work of EDM artists, himself included, as intensive as programming your DVR. Perhaps second-guessing those comments, the DJ/producer demonstrated just how hard he and his dance floor brethren actually work by live-streaming the creation of a new song, “There Might Be Coffee”.
Over the course of the Sunday session, deadmau5 struggled with creative uncertainty, sounding far too much like Swedish House Mafia for his liking, and a general feeling that he may very well be a hack. But finally, after some 12 hours and 22 minutes, he emerged with the unmastered final product, an energetic mixture of warm synths and pulsating bass that’s more Daft Punk than SHM. Stream and/or download it below.
Keeping the ball going, deadmau5’s already at work on another track, “Unf*ck”.