Faxing Berlin

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"Faxing Berlin"
Deadma-faxing.jpg
Single by deadmau5
from the album Random Album Title
B-side "Jaded"
Released October 25, 2006
Format Digital download, 12"
Genre Progressive house, Trance
Length 8:41 (Original Mix)
Label mau5trap
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman
Producer(s) deadmau5
deadmau5 singles chronology
"Faxing Berlin"
(2006)
"Not Exactly"
(2007)
"Faxing Berlin"
(2006)
"Not Exactly"
(2007)

"Faxing Berlin" is a progressive house instrumental written, produced and performed by Canadian record producer and DJ deadmau5. It is the first single from his third studio album Random Album Title, as well as his first ever single. On July 23, 2007, "Faxing Berlin" became the first ever release on deadmau5's label mau5trap.[1] The track was originally known as "Da Outer Limits", but was then changed to "Faxing Berlin" later on.[2]

Composition[edit]

"Faxing Berlin" is a progressive house song with a tempo of 128 beats per minute and is written in the key of D minor.[3]

Controversy[edit]

In 2008, an artist called DirtyCircuit claimed to have been threatened with legal action after using the sample "LP_Faxing Berlin C_128bpm"[4] that came bundled with FL Studio, which deadmau5 claimed copyright for. The sample was a direct clip of a full bar of the song. deadmau5 provided a demo track which came bundled with FL Studio, along with several loop samples. The case caused a slight discomfort among the users of FL Studio,[5] some of which have pointed out potential inconsistencies in the EULA of the software.[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Download (Faxing Berlin)
No. Title Length
1. "Faxing Berlin" 8:45
Download (Faxing Berlin / Jaded)
No. Title Length
1. "Faxing Berlin" (Original Mix) 8:41
2. "Faxing Berlin" (Chris Lake Edit) 8:13
3. "Jaded" (Original Mix) 8:54
4. "Jaded" (Ambient Intro Mix) 4:10
12"
No. Title Length
1. "Faxing Berlin" (Chris Lake Edit) 8:13
2. "Jaded" 8:54

Chart performance[edit]

Following the release of Random Album Title, "Faxing Berlin" entered Hot Dance Club Songs at #50 on March 3, 2009 and stayed on the chart for 12 more weeks, peaking at #6.

Charts (2009) Peak position
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[6] 6

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Canada October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)[7] Digital download Play Digital
July 23, 2007 (2007-07-23)[8] Mau5trap
United Kingdom August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02)[9] 12" vinyl
Italy November 4, 2007 (2007-11-04)[10] Cinnamon Flava

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin / Jaded (File, MP3) at Discogs". 
  2. ^ "Deadmau5". Twitch. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Faxing Berlin on Beatport". 
  4. ^ a b "All Fruity, No Loops: FL Studio to Remove All Melodic Samples; Murky License, Content". Create Digital Music. November 20, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Future Music". Future Music. November 20, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Deadmau5 – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Deadmau5.
  7. ^ "Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin". Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin / Jaded". Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin / Jaded". Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Deadmau5 - Faxing Berlin / Jaded". Retrieved February 7, 2011. 

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