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Andrei Stephen Brings Deadmau5' "Some Chords" Into the Future

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

When deadmau5 partnered with Beatport to hold a remix competition for Dillon Francis’ gritty electro remix of “Some Chords,” the competition was sure to be stiff, especially when the winner is being awarded a Beatport release on an exclusive mau5trap remix compilation. A highlight of the many submissions was a stunning future house reimagination from an 18-year-old producer named Andrei Stephen. You can stream the remix on Beatport’s contest page here, and don’t forget to vote for Andrei Stephen! deadmau5-some-chords-free-download Stephen’s remix packs a punch, drawing from apparent electro inspirations like Feed Me, while introducing a groovy, 4/4 house beat to create a mesmerizing result. By keeping the original’s synth builds and iconic piano chord progressions, and adding darker synth stabs as well as bass lines, the Toronto-based producer created a remix that was truly his own and one that his hometown hero could be proud to support. Listen to the original from deadmau5 below: