DJ Deadmau5 unveils juicy new collaborative track 'Pomegranate' with hit production duo The Neptunes
Two of the world's most popular hitmakers and producers, DeadMau5 and The Neptunes have just joined forces for a scintillating new collaboration that is sure to have you bouncing all summer. The juicy new dance track is aptly named 'Pomegranate', and it just released on May 20 via mau5trap, much to the approval of fans worldwide, who are calling it "sexy," "absolute fire" and "a groovy banger."
With 'Pomegranate', Deadmau5 aka Joel Zimmerman, and The Neptunes aka Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo are surfing a new wave of smooth R&B mixed with electro-pop panache all the way into the summer.
The genesis for the track came in December 2019, when DJ Deadmau5 joined The Neptunes at North Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios for a secret studio session that laid the groundwork for this new single. As expected, the track features gorgeous, slick instrumentation and lush production values, with Pharrell Williams' voice the icing on the cake - “So much you won’t see without open eyes / ‘Cause closed eyes, is closed sight / And closed mind, is closed vibe,” he croons, exhorting us to keep an open mind no matter what the world might throw our way.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as Deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse'), is one of the world's most respected DJs and electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single 'Ghosts 'n' Stuff', as well as 'Professional Griefers', 'Sofi Needs A Ladder', and 'I Remember', the Grammy-nominated artiste has also released seven critically acclaimed albums thus far.
And unless you've been living under a rock for the past two decades, you've already heard the musical exploits of the Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The genius production duo are better known as The Neptunes and also feature in the band N.E.R.D. along with Shay Haley. The four-time Grammy award winners have been responsible for some of the most seminal albums and songs of this century, ranging from Snoop Dogg’s 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' (feat Pharrell) and Britney Spears’ 'I’m a Slave 4 U' to Justin Timberlake’s 'Rock Your Body' and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.”
Besides claiming the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Top 10 Producers of the Decade, they have also landed 24 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame among the 2020 class of inductees.
The luscious 'Pomegranate' is a remarkable crossover effort between the two worlds of Deadmau5 and The Neptunes. Heavy electronic basslines, shimmering tones, and sensual vocals combine for a breezy collaboration ready to dominate radio waves and playlists this spring. Look out for 'Pomegranate' to appear on Deadmau5’s next album, but in the meantime, you can enjoy listening to it here.