deadmau5's Mystery Mentee ATTLAS Premieres Haunting Aphex Twin Remix (Exclusive)
mau5trap's secretive signee takes on Aphex Twin.
When ATTLAS' debut Siren EP first dropped on mau5trap, the singular sound design and seasoned production style led many to speculate that its creator was deadmau5 in disguise.
Pete Tong later cleared the air by revealing that the enigmatic artist was a fellow Canadian producer named Jeff Hartford who is "inspired by movie soundtracks," premiering a sweeping 30-minute mix peppered with silver screen sound bites on his Evolution Radio Show.
Now Billboard is exclusively premiering ATTLAS' new reinterpretation of Aphex Twin's decade-old cut "Make a Baby."
ATTLAS trades the original's analog bass pulses for contemplative piano chords and celestial strings, submerging Harold Williamson's "Where Do Babies Come From?" sample (from the journalist's 1961 BBC series Children Talking) in a supernatural soundscape that precedes its spastic down-tempo drop.
From a production standpoint, the eerie rework is simply sublime. In an era where regurgitated presets and tired formulas rule the airwaves, ATTLAS again succeeds in the deceptively difficult charge of carving out an uncommon sound.
ATTLAS x Aphex Twin's "Make a Baby" is now available as a free download here.