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deadmau5 Live @ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (2008)

You, reader, are obviously someone who's seen this website before, and you might have clocked that this isn't the first time I've written about deadmau5's mix, which he made for the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential mix, presented by Pete Tong, back in 2008. I think this review must be the third of fourth time I've written about this mix, yet due to Trojan horses, the older websites aren't available anymore, hence why I am writing about it again.

Why, you might ask? Well, good question. First of all, another BBC Radio 1 Essential mix got me into this mode. It was a mix made by the legendary duo Daft Punk, from back in the 90s, before they decided to split. Youtube's algorithm showed me this as a good 'follow up' mix, and obviously me remembering this mix, I had to click 'play', and the next 2 hours I was in full awe of the music made back in 2008, when Deadmau5 wasn't as big as he is in 2021. He was still working on making his shows the best out there, and his music even better.

I don't know how or why, but deadmau5 came to my attention many years ago. I think I spotted one of his tracks on an 'underground' album, released in Belgium, and I just got hooked. And when he made this special 'Essential Mix', he turned everyone around, and made them focus on him, and what he's capable of. Not just a gimmick DJ/producer, who just wears a silly mouse mask. Nah, deadmau5 is so much more. A music enthusiast would be an understatement. A sound lover. A fan of everything that creates sounds. Have you ever seen his studio? Immense.

So, this mix. You must have seen and heard this one before. And I'm guessing that you adore this mix as much as I do, right? If you were too young back in 2008 to hear this mix, and in a strange and bizarre reason you have not heard this before, let me grab your attention, by showing you the tracklist:

  1. deadmau5 - Secondary Complications

  2. deadmau5 - Sometimes Things Get, Whatever

  3. deadmau5 - Bye Friend

  4. Sydney Blu - Senses Of The Mind

  5. deadmau5 vs JELO - The Reward Is More Cheese

  6. deadmau5 feat MC Flipside - Hi Friend

  7. BSOD - Milton

  8. Supermayer - 2 Of Us (deadmau5 Edit)

  9. Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (deadmau5 Edit)

  10. Matt Rock - What You Feel (deadmau5 Remix)

  11. deadmau5 - Desynchronised

  12. John Dahlback - Pyramid

  13. deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin

  14. deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin

  15. w/ Morgan Page feat Lissie - The Longest Road (Acappella)

  16. deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember

  17. deadmau5 - Arguru (Piano Acoustic Version)

  18. deadmau5 - Alone With You

  19. deadmau5 - Brazil (Second Edit)

  20. deadmau5 - Clockwork

  21. deadmau5 - Jaded

So, if you are unaware of who deadmau5 is and what he has made back in the day, you will be in for something special. This is full of his own stuff, including records released on his own label, MAU5TRAP. What you get, is basically 2 hours of pure pornography. This is an eargasm filled mix. You don't want this mix to ever end. And I'm not joking.

This is a very tight mix, but leave that to mr mau5 to make something sound so effortless. And of course he had to play the big hits from the mid to late 2000s. Of course he couldn't make a mix without 'Jaded',' Faxing Berlin' (this was the track that I heard for the first time on that Belgium compilation, which got me interested in deadmau5), 'The Reward Is More Cheese', etc. And the biggest tune of 2008: 'I Remember'. When that video was released, I was just blown away. Fucking epic tune.

And of course I had to put that one down as my favourite one of this mix. It's just a timeless classic. All the other tunes are sick too, but ' I Remember' just remains the most emotional record of them all.

I cannot talk anymore about this mix, I just need to have this blasting out my speakers. I am waisting precious time writing this stuff: instead, I could be dancing and clubbing in my living room, which I much rather do at the moment. So, just enjoy this mix as much as you can, and turn it right up.

DJ: deadmau5

Genre/Style: Progressive House, Electro House, EDM

Mix Info: deadmau5 - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2008

Length Mix: 02:00:00

Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): VIEW HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2008 (BBC Radio 1)

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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