Stuff I Used to Do

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Stuff I Used to Do
Stuff i used to do deadmau5.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMarch 3, 2017
Recorded1998–2007[1]
Genre
Length67:12 (Released version)
57:30 (Free download version)
Label
ProducerJoel Zimmerman
Deadmau5 chronology
W:/2016Album/
(2016)
Stuff I Used to Do
(2017)
Where's the Drop?
(2018)

Stuff I Used to Do (stylized as stuff i used to do.) is a retrospective compilation album by Canadian electronic music producer Deadmau5.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The first 13 tracks were prereleased and available for free via file-sharing on WeTransfer on February 24, 2017.[8][9][10][11][12] It was released on his record label Mau5trap on March 3, 2017.[1][13][14][15]

Background[edit]

The release had previously been confirmed in a Facebook post from Deadmau5's Mau5trap label that initially announced its release for free.[16][17] It was then officially released on March 3, 2017 for digital download only.

The compilation was originally supposed to feature the original version of "Creep" that was on the Spotify release of Album Title Goes Here for a limited time, "The Big Difference" from Deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002, "Oblistique" from Project 56, & "Bored of Canada" from Get Scraped.[18] These tracks were omitted from the final tracklist for unknown reasons.

Several tracks from the album were previously released on other albums and compilations:

  • "Messages from Nowhere", "Sometimes I Fail", "Support", "Try Again" and "Unspecial Effects" featured on Zimmerman's debut studio album Get Scraped.[19]
  • "Digitol" and "Squid" feature on A Little Oblique.
  • "Screen Door", "Long Walk Off a Short Pier", "Superlover" and an earlier version of "My Opinion" feature on Zimmerman's 2006 compilation album deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002, as well as "Obsidian" (titled "Obsidian (Halcyon441 Remix)" originally).

While not released officially on any of his albums, the track "HaxPigMeow" was originally uploaded on deadmau5's SoundCloud account, before it was deleted in 2016, under the title "Get in the Pig Meowingtons".[citation needed] The track also featured elements that would later become the track "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer", released on his seventh studio album while(1<2) in 2014.

Track listing[edit]

Released version[edit]

Track listing taken from iTunes.[20]

No.TitleLength
1."Messages from Nowhere"5:00
2."Digitol"3:55
3."Screen Door"4:38
4."Squid"1:03
5."Sometimes I Fail"3:39
6."50 Something Cats"2:25
7."Charlie Can't Dance"2:21
8."My Opinion"4:08
9."HaxPigMeow"10:10
10."Obsidian"6:32
11."Long Walk Off a Short Pier"3:42
12."Support"4:10
13."Superlover"4:38
14."Try Again"2:52
15."Creep" (Alt. Version)4:42
16."Unspecial Effects"3:17
Total length:1:07:12

Free download version[edit]

Stuff I Used to Do was initially made available on WeTransfer for one week commencing February 24, 2017[8]

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak position
US Top Dance Electronic Albums (Billboard)[21] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "deadmau5 announces upcoming release of a bundle of remastered classics". We Rave You. January 8, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Meadow, Matthew (February 24, 2017). "Deadmau5 Finally Drops The New Album Fans Have Been Waiting On [LISTEN]". Your EDM. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Cooper, Michael (February 24, 2017). "deadmau5 releases new album 'stuff i used to do' for free - Dancing Astronaut". www.dancingastronaut.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. ^ McCallum, Rob (January 9, 2017). "DEADMAU5 CONFIRMS FEBRUARY RELEASE FOR 'NEW' ALBUM, 'STUFF I USED TO DO'". DJMag.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Deadmau5 shares a 'Stuff I Used To Do' album mini mix". Mixmag. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Deadmau5 Gives Free Download of Unreleased Tracks". Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "deadmau5 Releases 13-Track Album "Stuff I Used To Do" as Free Download". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. February 24, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Bein, Kat (February 24, 2017). "Download deadmau5's 'stuff i used to do' Album Via WeTransfer Now". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Castillo, Ryan (February 24, 2017). "deadmau5 releases unlikely new album 'stuff i used to do' (Free Download)". EDM Chicago. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Deadmau5's LP 'Stuff I Used To Do' is available for free for one-week only: DOWNLOAD". DJMag.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Deadmau5 Releases Preview of 'Stuff I Used to Do' With A Minimix [Listen]". EDM.com. February 22, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  12. ^ McKellop, Mario (February 28, 2017). "Deadmau5 releases new compilation album 'stuff i used to do' through WeTransfer". AXS. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "deadmau5 gives away his latest album for free". We Rave You. February 24, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "deadmau5 releases minimix of his upcoming album 'Stuff I Used To Do'". We Rave You. February 21, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "deadmau5 unveils release date and artwork for brand new album". We Rave You. February 11, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  16. ^ "Deadmau5 Teams with WeTransfer for Free Album stuff i used to do Featuring 13 Unreleased Tracks | mxdwn.com". Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  17. ^ Desk, BWW News. "deadmau5 and WeTransfer Offer Free Download of 'stuff i used to do'". Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Deadmau5 - Stuff i used to do tracklist - Imgur". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "Get Scraped by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  20. ^ "stuff i used to do by deadmau5 on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  21. ^ "Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2017.