When I first heard some Deadmau5 tracks many moons ago, I knew the kid was talented. He produces a variety of styles but you can always distinguish his particular technique. In the electronic music scene since the 90s, he’s not only a DJ and producer, he’s now added composer to his list of talents.
Deadmau5 knows how to command a crowd. At the height of his career, he headlined some of the biggest festivals in the world and has worked with artists such as Rob Swire of Pendulum, Kasakade and Wolfgang Gartner. He has his own record label Mau5Trap and in 2016 was the highest paid electronic music producer in the world!
I’ve seen Deadmau5 a few times and one that particularly stands out was at Austin City Limits. He was the final act of the day and he had the crowd mesmerized by his performance. His stage presence and lighting setup along with his unstoppable beats had the audience super pumped and he gave an outstanding closing set!
His new project, the soundtrack to the Netflix original movie Polar is exactly what you would expect. The tracks flow seamlessly, and listening to the score only hints at what an outstanding release Polar will be. My fave is Drama Free, as it closes out the soundtrack perfectly!
Directed by renowned Swedish director and drummer Jonas Åkerlund and starring Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens, Polar is based upon the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold by Victor Santos.
The story is about the world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, who’s settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
In praise of Deadmau5, Polar Director Jonas Akerlund says, “deadmau5 is an unstoppable force. Taking him out of his comfort zone to compose a film, he brought power and excellence to the score without losing that deadmau5 DNA we love so much. Walking into this project, we didn’t know what to expect. His unique and cutting-edge approach to composing Polar exceeded our expectations and brought a brilliance that guarantees his genius.”
The soundtrack is pure Deadmau5; deep and progressive which matches the dark and twisty plotline. I haven’t seen Polar yet, but make no mistake it’s now on my Netflix watch list! Check out Polar on Netflix along with the original film score by the one and only Deadmau5!
*Featured Image Via Netflix*