This iconic album from Deadmau5 is 10 years old this year. We take a look at some little-known facts around the release.
1. Random Album Title is 10 years old this year, although it is Joel’s 3rd full-length, it was his major label debut, with “Faxing Berling” serving as his first official single.
2. Opening track, “Sometimes Things Get, Whatever” has a hidden easter egg, with a not-so-subtle scatological joke. Around the sic minute mark the repeated phrase "some times things get complicated" begins to warp and break, during the confusion Joel sneaks in a not-so-subtle scatological joke. At 7:00 the phrase is replaced with "some times things get constipated". It's a fitting tribute to Joel's frequent use of memes and gamer humour.
3. “Slip” is named after its recurring hook which ‘slips’ in and out of time over the course of the track.
4. “Arguru” was named after Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius, a software developer and musician whose nickname was “Arguru.” Juan was a prolific music software programmer and created, among others, NoiseTrekker, Directwave, Deckadance and FL Studio 7. He tragically died in a car accident in 2007, a year before Random Album Title was released. "Arguru", a collaboration with Chris Lake, served as a tribute to the late genius.
5. “Brazil (2nd Edit)” has been sampled numerous times by everyone from Kylie Minogue to Taio Cruz.
6. The first edit of “Brazil” never saw an official release, but is widely available on YouTube. Unlike the popular second edit, the original is a downtempo chillout track with acoustic drum samples.
7. “I Remember,” Deadmau5’s collaboration with Kaskade, became the album’s biggest hit and with the support of everyone from Pete Tong to Annie Mac greatly increased the young producer's fanbase. It topped the Billboard Dance Chart on 6th September 2008. The Track hit No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart, Deadmau5's second-highest charting single after 2009's "Ghosts N Stuff".
8. Along with being the biggest track on the album, "I Remember" is the only track on the album to get an official music video, starring This Is England’s Stephen Graham. The video follows two young men as they attempt to host an illegal rave, under the tutelage of Graham's aged raver.
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