–HIS FILM SCORE DEBUT FROM THE NETFLIX FILM–
OUT TODAY, JANUARY 25
“It’s a new year, and deadmau5 is ready to break new ground. The beloved Canadian producer can now add ‘composer’ to his résumé. He scored the forthcoming Netflix original movie Polar…”
Directed by renowned Swedish director and drummer Jonas Åkerlund and starring Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens, Polar-out now via Netflix–is based upon the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold by Victor Santos. It features the debut film score from deadmau5 which his label mau5trap has made available its soundtrack today (January 25) alongside the release of the film.
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced. The action, mystery and intrigue are set to a custom body of productions by deadmau5.
“deadmau5 is an unstoppable force. Taking him out of his comfort zone to compose a film, he brought power and excellence to the score without losing that deadmau5 DNA we love so much. Walking into this project, we didn’t know what to expect. His unique and cutting-edge approach to composing Polar exceeded our expectations and brought a brilliance that guarantees his genius.”
– Jonas Åkerlund, Director, Polar
Listen to deadmau5′ Polar
The complete track listing for Polar is:
6. midas heel
13. drama free (feat. Lights)
Polar is out now exclusively on Netflix.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums: an orchestral album where’s the drop?, W:/2016ALBUM/ and > album title goes here < (both reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart), 4×4=12 (recently recognized for having sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States), For Lack Of A Better Name, Random Album Title and while(1<2). The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts almost 15 million over his combined social media channels. In 2016, deadmau5 leaped into the virtual reality realm with Absolut and released a massive sample catalogue with Splice while performing major festival plays throughout the world. In 2017 deadmau5 celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his mau5trap record label and completed the second leg of his ‘lots of shows in a row’ North American tour with his new Cube 2.1 production. In 2018, deadmau5 was heavily involved in the world of gaming supporting his Twitch channel and latest music offerings mau5ville: level 1 & 2. This winter, the Jonas Akerlund-directed spy thriller Polar will feature his original
A decade since its formation, mau5trap-the independent label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5-has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade,” placing it in the Top 10. It has served as an influential platform for dance music heavyweights such as Feed Me, Zedd, Moguai, Noisia, Chris Lake and many more. A combination of dark, forceful techno and complex, electro sounds, the label acts as hot bed for rising talent such as ATTLAS, Matt Lange, No Mana and REZZ. www.mau5trap.com