I still remember the first time I listened to a deadmau5 song. I was nearing the end of 11th grade, and I had developed a passion for electronic/house music during that year. GTA IV had just come out (a Playstation/Xbox game, in case you don’t know), and I was glorying in the stunningly lifelike graphics and the flawless digital recreation of New York City. So of course, I did what any self-respecting teenager does when presented with a GTA game, I was speeding up and down Algonquin (a.k.a. Manhattan) killing as many pedestrians as I could. I put on the game’s electronic radio station, and an incredibly laidback melody was floating through, backed up by a dependable, light beat and slightly whimsical synthetic tones. Freakin’ incredible, I remember thinking.
So I flipped open the game’s instruction catalog, and near the back was the list of every song on every radio station in the game. I hit up Limewire (ah those were the days) to download it, and found it within a few minutes. “No Pressure” by One + One, remixed by deadmau5. Seven minutes and forty seconds of pure ecstasy.
Beatport No Pressure (Deadmau5 Remix) – One + One