By Zachary Swickey
DJ sensation deadmau5 recently took to his tumblr to rant against the rising frequency of musical collaborations. Despite this, a new deadmau5 track that features vocals by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has surfaced online.
The catchy new tune with a chugging digital bassline has just hit the Internet this morning under the name “Professional Griefers.” It has yet to be determined who is responsible for the track leaking online, as neither Way or deadmau5 have personally confirmed the track or even mentioned it. Although, a spokesperson for Way told NME that it is indeed his unmistakable voice on the song.
Strangely, this new tune appears the same week as deadmau5’s lengthy post rallying against musical collaborations that he labels as a “fad” of the big name music acts – especially given the rising popularity of the EDM scene.
“So, I’ve had a revelation these past couple of days, and I really feel the need to draw attention to the results here. There’s a perfectly valid reason why I don’t usually enjoy the idea of a ‘collaboration’ … although you can rest assure whatever collaborations I have done in the past were the results of stuff I’m totally into, like Flipside, the Foo’s, Cyprus Hill, etc.
All too often, there’s an influx of ‘big names’ that would get thrown around the label from time to time and of course, they fly off the table and out the f**kin’ door faster than they hit my desk. eg. do you want to do a track with big name X, remix huge pop act y, etc etc.”
He then bluntly concluded, “No. I f**king don’t. I really REALLY don’t.”
Lest fans or non-fans begin thinking deadmau5 is just being difficult, he summarizes his thoughts more succinctly at the end of his post, writing, “The moral of the story is here, is that this is what songwriting should be about. Music is meant to provoke feeling and thought. So if we were to go by popular music, we should all be thinking how sexy we are and we know it, or how our hands should be constantly up in the air… or maybe we should drop that bass because it’s too f**king heavy to lift or whatever the f**king problem with bass is these days.”
Listen to deadmau5’s collab with Way after the jump.