Canadian wizard Joel Zimmerman created another super hit which immediately soared to Nr 1 spot in top of dance music selling giant Beatport.
“Sofi Needs a Ladder” is the third single taken from deadmau5’s upcoming artist album “4×4=12“. Starting with a chaotic, white-noise intro, the song builds with the wobbly electro stutter of a synth, an anthemic snare beat and then a thumping sinister hook with chest-crushing base. The intoxicating female vocals are courtesy of Sofia “Sofi” Toufa, also known as SOFI, who just happens to be the girlfriend of deadmau5’s best pal and partner in mischief Tommy Lee.
“We’re just a little family, I guess, so when I’m out in L.A., I’m living there and working with them and just hanging out basically, and it just so happens, she can sing a note!” Mau5 said of the collaboration with Sofi. “I asked her if she wanted to do vocals in the track, and she obliged, and I’ve done a number with her now.”
The song was originally an instrumental track entitled “You Need a Ladder,” which deadmau5 previously performed, but vocals were added on afterward.
There has been a competition for the best remix of this song in Beatport, and I already heard remixes from Ali Nadem, DJ Rock City, Fractal System, Roy Rosenfeld, Weekend Heroes and Yvan Emerick.
“There a lot of kids who are very talented and want to do these remixes anyway, and upload them on to YouTube, and all that stuff,” Mau5 explained. “But a lot of the really good ones don’t get the recognition they deserve. So, might as well make it official; do a contest, have them open up at a show with it and do his own little set, and that’s awesome.”
Deadmau5’s new album “4×4=12” will be released in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2010, one day before its scheduled release in the United States on Ultra Records. The second “4×4=12” track featuring Sofi, “One Trick Pony,” will be released in early December when the full album hits shelves. Until then, the producer said he’ll release a new song each week for the next four weeks, including the piano-laced dub-step experiment “Raise Your Weapon” and the siren-infused electro house banger “Bad Selection.”
Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs A Ladder (Original Mix)
Deadmau5 – One Trick Pony
Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs A Ladder (Feat Sofia Toufa)