In 2017, few serial mixes have been as scintillating as Joel Zimmerman’s BBC Radio 1 Residency. Each month, deadmau5 has showed off his astutely eclectic tastes with mixes that explore the best of techno, progressive, and ambient music. Where Zimmerman favors his own music during his live sets, his BBC broadcasts offer a stark contrast, often featuring exclusively music from other artists.
On May 4, deadmau5 provided a masterful range of progressive and techno in his mix, drawing from Jeremy Olander’s stunning “Billinghurst,” Max Cooper’s eldritch remix of Sasha’s “Channel Deq,” and more. For mau5trap devotees, however, the most exciting part of the mix was, undoubtedly, his opening number.
To kick off the May broadcast, Zimmerman premiered “Existential Crisis,” the titular track from Feed Me’s forthcoming mau5trap EP. Though Jon Gooch’s jagged, electro-driven production stands out as stylistically aberrant from the rest of the mix, it provides a refreshing return to his early days operating under the moniker.
Stream deadmau5’s May BBC Radio 1 Residency mix below:
1. Feed Me – Existential Crisis
2. Layton Giordani – Tigerlilly
3. Christian Hornbostel – LZ 130
4. Josh Butler – Inside
5. OC & Verde – Rain
6. Mario Ochoa – One Shot
7. Lluis Ribalta – Belial
8. Skober – Phoenix Rose (Spektre Remix)
9. Gallya – Machines Are Spdy
10. Frankyeffe – White Dwarf
11. Charles Ramirez – Up & Down
12. Fehrplay – Prophet
13. Grum – Reflections
14. Jeremy Olander – Billinghurst
15. Kölsch – Goldfisch
16. Sasha – Channel Deq (Max Cooper Remix)
17. Tinlicker (Jordi van Achthoven & Micha Heyboer) – Donderdag
18. ATTLAS – Further