Strobe (instrumental)

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Single by Deadmau5
from the album For Lack of a Better Name
Released3 September 2009 (2009-09-03)[1]
  • 10:34 (original mix)
  • 6:21 (club edit)
  • 3:34 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)Joel Zimmerman
Deadmau5 singles chronology
"Ghosts 'n' Stuff"
"Some Chords"

"Strobe" is an instrumental by Canadian electronic music producer Deadmau5. It was released as the sixth and final single from his fourth studio album, For Lack of a Better Name, on 3 September 2009. It charted at numbers 128 and 13 on the UK Singles Chart and UK Dance Chart. The track featured on Deadmau5's greatest hits album, 5 Years of Mau5; a live version was featured on the iTunes version of Album Title Goes Here; and an orchestral version was featured on Where's the Drop?. Upon release, the song received widespread critical acclaim.


The song originated from a track titled "Then We Stood Still", which was used in a YouTube video uploaded to Zimmerman's account several months prior to its release.[3] A live version was released exclusively on the iTunes version of his sixth studio album Album Title Goes Here.

In 2016, "Strobe" received an update when Deadmau5's record label Mau5trap released the album Strobe (Remixes), in celebration of the one hundredth release on the label. This release included remixes from Dimension, Feed Me, Com Truise, Lane 8, and Attlas.[4]

In 2017, Billboard Dance listed "Strobe" as Deadmau5's best song of all time on their list of the artist's 20 best tracks.[5]

In 2018, Deadmau5 and Gregory Reveret recorded an orchestral version of "Strobe" for the album Where's the Drop?.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
1."Strobe" (Radio Edit)3:34
2."Strobe" (Club Edit)6:21
3."Strobe" (Michael Woods Remix)6:46
4."Strobe" (Plump DJs Remix)5:42
5."Strobe" (DJ Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)6:57
6."Strobe" (Full Length Version)10:34
Total length:39:54
Digital download – Remixes[8]
1."Strobe" (Feed Me Remix)9:26
2."Strobe" (Com Truise Remix)6:42
3."Strobe" (Dimension Club Mix)5:08
4."Strobe" (Lane 8 Remix)7:17
5."Strobe" (ATTLAS Remix)8:21
Total length:36:54
Digital download – Dimension Remix[9]
1."Strobe" (Dimension Remix)8:28


Chart performance for "Strobe"
Chart (2009–2010) Peak
UK Singles Chart[10] 122
UK Dance (OCC)[11] 13
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs 29
US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[12] 6


  1. ^ "Deadmau5 iconic song 'Strobe' turns 11 years old today". We Rave You. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  2. ^ Wiebe, David Andrew (30 March 2022). "Music Genres List - 67 Top Music Styles With Examples". Music Industry How To. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  3. ^ then we stood still on YouTube. Retrieved on 2014-02-15.
  4. ^ "Deadmau5's "Strobe" Remix Pack Is Here". YourEDM. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ Bein, Kat (30 January 2017). "The 20 Best deadmau5 Songs - Billboard".
  6. ^ "deadmau5 Reveals 'Where's The Drop?' Track List On The Eve Of Pre-Order Day". YourEDM. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Strobe by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Strobe (Remixes) by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Strobe (Dimension Remix) - Single by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Chart Log UK: Asher D – Dyverse". Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  11. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Deadmau5". Billboard.