Watch deadmau5 Honor 100 Years of Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey With New Anthem
Gary Glitter is cool and all, but deadmau5 just dropped the sickest electronic sports anthem of the decade.
The Grammy-nominated Canadian was approached by the Toronto Maple Leafs to compose a new official anthem for the hockey team in honor of the franchise's 100-year anniversary. He doubled-over with excitement, as any proud Canadian would, and took a great sense of care in the task.
"How do you make something simple, original and different?” deadmau5 tells NHL.com. "I knew I had to do something that was palatable and worked for the crowd and also lend itself to some audience participation. These thoughts all formed in my head before I even sat down."
The result is something decidedly deadmau5 with plenty of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, helmet-banging appeal. It's got a driving beat and the roar of a crowd alongside signature deadmau5 synths. The masked man was invited to tour the ice as the anthem made its debut. Check out the track below, and go Leafs!
That was fun ;) thanks @MapleLeafs !— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) October 15, 2016