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saturday nite with… DEADMAU5

Deadmau5 (pronounced “Dead mouse”) is the pseudonym of progressive house producer and DJ Joel Zimmerman. For the past couple of years this Canadian artist has been surfing a wave of commercial and critical success. His extensive discography includes numerous tracks which have been A-listed by the best DJs around the world, including Pete Tong, Tiësto or Kaskade.

Deadmau5 - Strobe (umstrum Radio Edit)     

In 2008 he became the best-selling artist on Beatport with more than 30,000 digital downloads and the website named him “Most influential, forward-thinking and relevant person” of 2008.

Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Original Mix) [removed by request]

For more info, check out Deadmau5’s official website or MySpace. Buy his music on Deadmau5

GUI BORATTO – TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (Minimal/Electronica – Brazil)

If you love electronic tunes that think outside the box, then look no further than Gui Boratto. After teasing us for two years with a string of singles and remixes, this Brazilian DJ/producer is presenting us with his second full-length release, Take My Breath Away, which really sets a new standard for minimal-tech/house music. Boratto’s blend of electronic beats, soaring melodies and haunting synths is sure to keep you hooked all through this record, which is destined both for the dancefloors and your home stereos.

Gui Boratto - No Turning Back     

Between deep techno tracks and electro pop gems, Take My Breath Away is a carefully crafted collection of subtle electronica numbers, flowing along gently but never forgetting its mission, which is to make us throw our hands up in the air. Unlike most other dance releases though, Boratto’s  album is not a collection of stand alone hits compiled together, but rather a fully cohesive whole. You can purchase Take My Breath Away on Gui Boratto

Let’s not forget Boratto’s work as a remixer. His collaborations with Guy J, Adam Freeland and Bomb The Bass, amongst others, have earned him international recognition. Just below, you can listen to his remix of Ada’s “Lovestoned”, which simply cannot be described with words…

Ada - Lovestoned (Gui Boratto Remix)     

Gui’s recent remix of Massive Attack’s “Paradise Circus” is yet another master stroke. This melody oriented remix combines melancholic piano keys, Hope Sandoval’s haunting vocals and a killer beat. The result is a track that only adds to the haunting beauty of the original.

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)     

Show Gui Boratto some love on his official site or on MySpace.

BOMB THE BASS – BACK TO LIGHT (Techno/Minimal – UK)

When Bomb the Bass released Future Chaos in late 2008 it had been nearly a decade in the making. Now, the dust had barely settled on Tim Simenon’s synthesizers before he met up with Gui Boratto in São Paulo to draft the follow up to this amazing release. Barely a year after Future Chaos, Tim Simenon is back with a new album whose accomplished songwriting and sonic scope show the spontaneity with which it came together. The title says it all: Back To Light.

Bomb the Bass - Up The Mountain (Gui Boratto Remix)     

Back To Light is melodic, atmospheric and fresh – with the punch of classic techno sounds. The dusky atmosphere of Future Chaos has given way to a more radiant sound, buoyed by waves of synthesizers and propelled by clean-lined grooves. Raising the tempo, Simenon takes inspiration from classic techno, while vocal contributions from Richard Davis, Kelley Polar, The Battle of Land and Sea, and Paul Conboy bring Bomb the Bass into newfound melodic focus. It’s a brighter, more immediate sound than before; warmer, too, with the singers’ voices positively glowing inside intricately woven electronic nests. But there’s no lack of nuance. Every track is a delicate balance of intimate delivery and cosmic sonics, underscored by a faint sense of melancholy.

Bomb the Bass (Feat. Paul Conboy) - Boy Girl (Leo Zero Remix Dub)     

Find out more on Bomb the Bass HERE or go to their official site or MySpace. Buy the new album on Bomb the Bass