deadmau5 at Ultra 2014
While he might not be the poster child for perfect health, it turns out deadmau5' 2014 Ultra set makes for a well rounded mid-intensity workout mix. It's an hour long set - starting off with some pretty obscure techno which evolves in to deadmau5' more progressive house sound.
A little back story on this mix- deadmau5 wasn't actually supposed to play Miami's Ultra Music Festival this year. Avicii was scheduled to play the headlining slot, but had to cancel at the last minute due to emergency gall bladder surgery. When the news was breaking, deadmau5' infamous tweet read something like "I guess I'm staying a little longer in Miami".
FitEDM RECOMMENDS:A High Intensity Workout Progressive House Mix
It was really switch from "good" to "evil", as Avicii is pretty much EDM's golden boy. Outside of his music, deadmau5 is well known for his "color commentary" in the electronic music scene. Facebook, twitter, tumblr, you name it- to say he's ruffled some feathers would be an understatement
No one really knew what deadmau5 was going to do that Saturday as he took the stage. Many describe what happened as legendary.
What was it about deadmau5' 2014 Ultra set that was so special? Well, headliners at Ultra usually play a more a commercial sound. deadmau5 started off with dark techno. At about thirty minutes in, he played an 'Old Macdonald" parody of Marin Garrix's "Animals", which is one of the biggest EDM songs of 2013. A few minutes later, the sound of Avicii's 2011 hit "Levels" could be heard creeping in. Both of the songs have become so big they are often the subject of internet snark. Why was deadmau5 playing these tracks?
Tiesto accused deadmau5 of playing Avicii's song ironically, after first praising him for giving tribute to the sick DJ. And of course a twitter spat ensued between the two. But come Monday, his set had created such buzz on the internet, the many were proclaiming that deadmau5 had "won Miami".
So where can you use this mix in the gym? I've found that it works well for mid intensity treadmill and elliptical workouts, as well as strength training . It kicks up the energy where you need it, and has enough plateaus to help you coast through routines with ease. And now that you know the whole story you might get a couple of chuckles in as well. Download below-
deadmau5' 2014 Ultra Set Tracklist
Deadmau5 - Avaritia
Deadmau5 feat. Greta Svabo Bech - Raise Your Weapon (Acappella)
Deadmau5 - You There?[MAU5TRAP]
Deadmau5 - Cthulhu Sleeps
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Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani - Careless Suggestions
Deadmau5 - My Pet Coelacanth[
Morgan Page feat. Lissie - The Longest Road (Acappella)
Deadmau5 - Where My Keys
Deadmau5 - Phantoms Can't Hang
Inner Universe - Ghost in the Shell SAC OST+ (Acappella)
Martin Garrix - Animals (McMaNGOS Funnymals Edit)
Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire - Ghosts N Stuff (Acappella)
Avicii - Levels
Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire - Ghosts N Stuff
Deadmau5 - Suckfest9001
Deadmau5 - Infra Super Turbo Pig Cart Racer
Deadmau5 - ID
Deadmau5 - Acedia vs Drop The Poptart
Deadmau5 - Somewhere Up Here
Deadmau5 - Drop The Poptart
Deadmau5 - Fn Pig
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt (Acappella)
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt (Tommy Trash R