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"
"Aural Psynapse"
"Raise Your Weapon"
"Aural Psynapse"

"Aural Psynapse" is a single by Canadian house music producer deadmau5.[1] It was released on November 4, 2011 by mau5trap and Ultra Records (US and Canada) and featured on his 2014 greatest hits album 5 Years of mau5.


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.


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.

Track listing[edit]

Digital Download[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Aural Psynapse (Original Mix)" 7:30


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


  1. ^ a b "Aural Psynapse (Original Mix) - Single". iTunes. 
  2. ^ "Halcyon441 (Deadmau5) - Aural Psynapse (Original 2001 Mix) video". NME. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Web Archive: Album Player - Circa 1998-2002". SectionZ. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  4. ^ Jason Grishkoff (5 November 2011). "Deadmau5 Aural Psynapse". Indie Shuffle. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Biggest Jump". Billboard. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Deadmau5". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-17.