There’s no question that deadmau5 is one of the most influential artists in dance music over the past 20 years. If you’re like me, a song like “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” is one of the touchstones of electronic dance music. Despite being almost a decade old, “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” is still one of the most recognizable and iconic songs in the genre. Despite the prevalence of the original track, it only got a couple of marginal remixes. Now, 15 years later, the track gets perhaps its finest remix to date, courtesy of Jauz.
Jauz’s remix maintains the opening synth line and melody. He also retains Rob Swire’s classic vocal topline. However, Jauz’s version turns the synth melody into strings to give it a more dramatic feel. Jauz throws in a wicked synth loop before the drop incorporates the original vocal and synth melody. Jauz manages to take a classic EDM tune and spin it into a modern powerhouse.
“Making a remix for a song as revered and respected as ‘Ghosts n’ Stuff’ is honestly almost an impossible task,” says Jauz. “It was intimidating and humbling, to say the least. But it was also a great exercise to remind myself how to stop putting pressure and expectation on myself, and just make whatever comes out naturally. I made eight different versions of this remix and this is the only one that really felt like ‘me.’ Thanks to Joel and the team for letting me remix one of the greatest electronic records of all time. It was an honor and such a cool experience”
Check out the official Jauz remix of deadmau5 & Rob Swire’s classic “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff’ out now on mau5trap.