Dance music’s big cheese is a man of his word.
While it’s no secret that Joel Zimmerman is a candid, unfiltered mastermind, earlier this year, deadmau5 happened upon aspiring vocalist BoMason. Lo and behold, after gaining an immense appreciation for his work, the legendary talent had reached out to said aspiring producer in the hopes to help kickstart his career. While the style and genre aren’t one would necessarily expect from the dance music icon, deadmau5 was incredibly supportive of Bo Mason’s palpable talent, even going so far as to extend him the offer of a lifetime — that is, if he could fulfill a simple challenge.
If Bo could attain one million plays — across all his songs — he would fly him out to mau5trap and help him co-produce an album.
It’s important to know though that at the time of the discovery, BoMason was near a mere 800 SoundCloud followers. His most-played track, “Evolve,” sat at 134,000 plays. Now, at the time of writing, it’s at 339,000.
sorry…. i have to share this: https://t.co/ApYhsvBcpT listen to this arrangement…. the oddly dissonant chords. wrong… but so right
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) January 2, 2017
Nearly a year later, BoMason has surpassed his one million mark and deadmau5 is keeping good on his word. In a recent Twitter conversation, the big cheese congratulated Bo on the achievement and it seems the album will be coming after all.
YOOOO! I REACHED THE 1 MILLION MARK • THANK U ALL SO MUCH • EVERYBODY TWEET @DEADMAU5 & LET HIM KNOW I’M READY TO DO THIS ALBUMIM STILL INDEPENDENT & AM LOVING IT BUT IF I️ DO SIGN WITH A LABEL IT WILL BE W/ @ROCNATION @RCARECORDS OR @REPUBLICRECORDS #FREEBOMASON https://t.co/Re6yyNYL9n
— (@TrulyBoMason) November 9, 2017
alright… @BoMason25 you done did it. 1 million plays… and im a mau5 of my word, so i shall be clearing up my production schedule for ya sometime mid december. 😛 grats btw.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) November 9, 2017
While the news of the record’s forthcoming production remains fresh and a release date is assumingly far off, with mau5’s production proclivity in mind and his recent work with Shotty Horroh considered, the new record will be top notch.