Deadmau5 New Alias ‘testpilot’ & Underground Techno Track



Deadmau5 has a new alias, testpilot.

In the 2013 South By Southwest conference there was an unusual pairing: Deadmau5 linked up with Canadian Richie Hawtin to talk about technology and play a back-to-back set of minimal techno at the SXSW closing party.

A year later and these two “skinny white kids” have borne more fruit:

Less than 3 concluded that The new release on Richie Hawtin’s iconic PLUS 8 imprint – the first in nearly two years – is a slice of techno by the man in the ‘mau5 helmet’.

“It’s been nearly two years since the last PLUS 8 record, but it seemed fitting that this record in particular, made by another skinny white kid, became part of the label’s collection and history,” Richie Hawtin wrote on the PLUS 8 SoundCloud page.

From all appearances, Deadmau5 has released the new track “Sunspot (White Space Conflict)” under the alias testpilot, a new alias for techno releases, according to Zimmerman, he’s “got a bunch.”

This isn’t the first time the track “Sunspot” has been aired: die hard Deadmau5 fans will notice that an early version of the track was uploaded to – and quickly deleted from – Deadmau5’s SoundCloud a couple of years ago;

but it still lives on YouTube. You can hear a preview of “Sunspot (White Space Conflict)” below, then pick it up on Beatport in its original form, or remixed by Cocoon tech-house recruits Pig & Dan.


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