In January of this year, deadmau5 stumbled upon this relatively unknown artist named Bo Mason and somehow just seemed to fall in love with his work.
“i found natural talent,” deadmau5 posted on reddit. “Of course, all credit goes to him (and his brother) for producing and helping write some of the songs… and while as most of you know… its not, stylistically, my cup of tea…. i can still recognize talent when i hear it. I think he’s got a great voice, and knowledge of how to apply it (without drowning babies in autotune) and amazing chord structures…”
But rather than just offer his services upfront, deadmau5 issued an ultimatum – if Bo could achieve one million plays (total, across all his songs), he would fly him out to mau5trap and help him co-produce an album.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, Bo hit one million! And good guy deadmau5 is keeping his promises.
YOOOO! I️ REACHED THE 1 MILLION MARK • THANK U ALL SO MUCH 😭 • EVERYBODY TWEET @DEADMAU5 & LET HIM KNOW I’M READY TO DO THIS ALBUM🔥🔥IM 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
— 🇰🇪🇺🇬 ⛓🕊⛓ • #freeBoMason (@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
Congrats to Bo! We can’t wait to hear what you two come up with.