deadmau5 & Foster The People Team Up on Slow-Burning Single “hyperlandia”


Electronic music auteur deadmau5 returns today (October 29) with “hyperlandia,” a low-lit, slow-burning single featuring pop experimenters Foster the People. Like a lot of deadmau5’s most moving tracks, it’s an intricate and thoughtful mix of dizzying synth melodies and anthemic vocals, and it’s out now on his mau5trap label. 

“hyperlandia” is a yearning track, searching for the sublime in romantic melodies and neon electronics. deadmau5’s production is complex, yet tender, with twinkling synth arpeggios and rumbling drums that feel both ornate and intimate. Meanwhile, Foster the People frontman Mark Foster echoes the song’s emotional core. “Give me your best night,” he sings. “We’re only here for a day so don’t tell me your name / And just melt into my arms while we disappear in the darkness.” “hyperlandia” dreams of escape—the proper soundtrack for aimless late-night drives, finding comfort in the empty streets and the company of someone you love.

Listen to deadmau5’s “hyperlandia” (feat. Foster the People) here:

This new team-up with Foster the People continues deadmau5’s career-spanning run of star-studded collaborations. Earlier this year, he released “When the Summer Dies” with Canadian alternative singer/songwriter Lights, with whom he previously worked on 2018’s “Drama Free” from the Netflix feature film Polar. deadmau5 has also collaborated with legendary production duo The Neptunes (“Pomegranate”), Canadian singer Kiesza (“Bridged by a Lightwave”), My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way (“Professional Griefers”), and English singer/songwriter/producer Imogen Heap (“Telemiscommunications”), among countless other producers, singers, and songwriters pushing at the boundaries of pop.

“hyperlandia” follows deadmau5’s in-game concert series inside of Core, the premier platform of user-created games, marking the launch of Oberhasli, an evolving social space and virtual music experience directed by the world-famous electronic artist. He also recently returned to the legendary EDC Las Vegas. Fans can continue to find deadmau5 on tour, which includes performances at his annual day of the deadmau5 weekender in Miami (October 28–30), Houston’s Freaky Deaky festival (October 29), and a Red Rocks day of the deadmau5 double-header (November 4–5). Tickets for all shows can be found at: Tracks like “hyperlandia,” as well as this recent run of live shows (both in the virtual world and IRL), serve as a reminder that deadmau5 is both an unrepentant experimenter and a voice that can resonate with crowds across the globe. He’ll boldly charge ahead into uncharted territory, and he’s unafraid to bring listeners along with him. 

ABOUT deadmau5

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. 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 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ and “When The Summer Dies” with Lights. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.  

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Founded in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album Torches, which has sold over two million albums and over ten million singles worldwide. Torches features the RIAA certified Diamond single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was recently named one of USA Today’s 100 Absolute Best Songs in History and also spawned the chart-topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for their monumental debut including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by front-man Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including “Coming of Age” and “Best Friend.” In 2017, the band followed with their third record, Sacred Hearts Club, which features multi-format, Double-Platinum-certified hit “Sit Next To Me.” The track, described as “pure shimmering pop” by The Associated Press and named one of Billboard’s Best Songs of 2018 has accumulated nearly 300 million global streams to date. At radio, the song hit #3 at Alternative, #19 at Top 40 and reached Top 10 at both AAA and Adult Pop. The track also garnered a 2019 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Rock Song and a nomination for Choice Rock/Alternative Song at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. In 2020, Foster the People independently released a new EP called In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing which features singles “Lamb’s Wool” and “The Things We Do”. The band is currently celebrating 10 years of Torches, with a deluxe edition of the album featuring previously unreleased tracks and a re-imagined version of “Pumped Up Kicks” by Gus Dapperton.