Zane Lowe sat down with Deadmau5 to talk about his recent single and the collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo as The Neptunes. In the Interview, Deadmau5 revealed that the track already exited several years back, it was only when Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams met up in the studio that the idea properly came to fruition. Describing the collaboration as a “real” joy, Lowe asked the Canadian producer and DJ on how the track started to take shape and the inspiration behind it.
“The track without Pharrell singing on it has actually been kicking around for 5 years just kinda sitting in my burner pile of ideas. I caught wind of them getting the band back together last year and Pharrell had a listen to that old demo then we met up in the studio in Miami. When we were in Miami… My end, like I said, was more or less conceptualised and printed out and roughed in. There was really nothing I could do except for to sit in the back and crack jokes… and just watch them do their thing.
Pharrell’s a busy guy. He literally walks into the studio, walks behind the mic, played the track and then just starts humming out word vomit. He got halfway through with no writing. […] So, the collaboration, I think really happens between everyone in the sense that they already know how to do their own thing and they do it. You do you, I’ll do me. I’ve already done me. Then, Chad will do Chad, and then that is the collaboration.”