Deadmau5 is the outspoken outlaw of EDM; Rob Ford is the controversial mayor of Toronto, best known for his battles with drug addiction and being a mainstay punchline for late-night TV hosts. In a certain way, it makes sense for these two Canadians to team up, as they do in the latest installment of Deadmau5’s “Coffee Run.”
Like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the YouTube series finds the electronic producer hanging out with celebrities over cups of joe as they check out the slick performance of Deadmau5’s many vehicles. As Spin notes, this 30-minute video finds Ford cruising in the musician’s “Purrari” as they discuss matters trivial (the intense Toronto traffic), musical (whether or not Deadmau5 is a “DJ”) and political (Ford’s day-to-day contact with constituents).
“Seatbelt on,” Ford says at the start of the clip, before they leave a parking garage and venture into the streets of Toronto for a trek to Deadmau5’s favorite coffee spot, Tim Hortons. It takes a while before this unlikely duo establishes a rapport – early on, they mostly talk about the speed of the Purrari (“This thing can fly; how fast can you get it up to?”), but the pair look like longtime friends once they take in some caffeine.
Ford’s hilarious coffee order (“five espressos in one cup”) cracks up the producer, who calls it “cardiac arrest.” (Ford even questions the drive-thru worker to make sure she did indeed include the right amount.) Other highlights include Ford saying the gem “Roads are the most important,” an exchange about Deadmau5’s musical label (“You’re not a DJ – it’s different”) and banter about the boring nature of their personal lives.
Deadmau5’s latest album, the double-LP While(1<2), came out last month.