Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Deadmau5 - "Professional Griefers" w/ Gerard Way (2012)

"Professional Griefers" is a song by Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5, featuring vocals by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. It is the third single from his sixth studio album > album title goes here <. The song is featured in the game FIFA 13 and its soundtrack.

The video, featuring both deadmau5 and Gerard Way, was directed by Paul Boyd and Jeff Ranasinghe and produced by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment production company. It debuted on August 29, 2012 via Ultra's YouTube Channel. It is currently the most expensive electronic dance music video of all time.

Recorded between 2007 and 2012, the album was primarily produced by deadmau5 whilst featuring guest appearances from Wolfgang Gartner, Gerard Way of American rock band My Chemical Romance, American hip hop group Cypress Hill, English recording artist Imogen Heap, and Chris James. According to deadmau5, the album is partially a compilation of songs that were previously recorded and not released as singles. Musically, while the album primarily uses influences of progressive house and electro house, it also incorporates genres such as downtempo, ambient and hip hop.

Selling 58,000 copies in the United States in its first week, > album title goes here < debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, becoming deadmau5's first number-one album on the latter chart. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number nine on sales of 14,325 units, his highest-charting album in the United Kingdom to date.

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