Aural Psynapse

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"Aural Psynapse"
Aural Psynapse deadmau5 cover.jpg
Single by Deadmau5
from the album 5 years of mau5
Released November 4, 2011
Format Digital Download
Recorded 2001 (original)
2011 (remake)
Genre Progressive house, trance
Length 7:30
Label mau5trap
Ultra Records (US/Canada)
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman
Producer(s) Joel Zimmerman
Deadmau5 singles chronology
"Raise Your Weapon"
(2011)
"Aural Psynapse"
(2011)
"Maths"
(2012)
"Raise Your Weapon"
(2011)
"Aural Psynapse"
(2011)
"Maths"
(2012)

"Aural Psynapse" is a single by Canadian house music producer deadmau5.[1]

Background[edit]

The original version of the track was recorded in 2001 and uploaded to SectionZ on June 17, 2002 under the alias "Halcyon441" (Zimmerman's screen name at the time) [2] on the self-released compilation deadmau5 Circa 1998-2002.[3]

Zimmerman previewed a remake in April 2011 through Ustream while it was a work in progress, noting it was originally "a track [he] made [...] ten years ago". The remake even uses a sample from the original 2002 release.

It was first played live in August 2011 during the Meowingtons Hax Tour.

Release[edit]

The track was released on November 4, 2011.[4] In December 2011, the song was featured in the tour Hard x Mouth Taped Shut. The song was also featured on the 2014 compilation album 5 years of mau5.

Appearances Games[edit]

The song "Aural Psynapse" from the 2001 version of the album Deadmau5 Circa 1998-2002 appears in the Miniclip game "Little Rocketman".

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 at No. 38.[5]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[6] 27
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 19
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (Billboard)[8] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aural Psynapse (Original Mix) - Single". iTunes. 
  2. ^ "Halcyon441 (Deadmau5) - Aural Psynapse (Original 2001 Mix) video". NME. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070819015038/http://www.sectionz.com/album_detail.asp?albumID=183
  4. ^ Jason Grishkoff (5 November 2011). "Deadmau5 Aural Psynapse". indieshuffle.com. Indie Shuffle. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Biggest Jump". billboard.com. Billboard. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-19" UK Dance Chart.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-19" UK Indie Chart.
  8. ^ "Deadmau5". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-17.