Oh my gosh; a new Deadmau5 album?! That’s right, everyone; the man who has been garnering huge mainstream attention through appearances on major network television shows such as Gossip Girl and CSI is back for another round with his new album 4X4=12. In addition to his TV cameos, Rolling Stone recently featured Deadmau5 on their “Hot List” of artists to watch, and he has risen to #4 in the DJ Mag rankings, so this album could not be coming at a better time for Mr. Zimmerman.
As far as specifics go, Some Chords, released back in June as a single, is arguably the strongest track on the album. It carries a distinct Deadmau5 sound, very much like previous hits Ghosts N Stuff and Strobe. Sofi Needs A Ladder is another notable track that has strong, spunky vocals with nice releases and solid kicks. Though more of a filler track, A City in Florida comes out hard and pumping in a way that is sure to make this track a big crowd-pleaser. Take a listen and you’ll feel me. The only slight disappointment with this album is that many of the tracks have already been released as singles, so die-hard mau5 fans are unlikely to hear a great deal of new songs. That being said, who doesn’t like a nice, pretty package with beautiful artwork to add to their collection?
After all of his successes this year, it is clear that the only way Deadmau5 can go is up; he has become one of the most influential players in the game. 4×4=12 is a testament to his diverse musical talents, so be sure to check it out. It’s a well-constructed album and certainly will be a terrific holiday gift for any EDM fan. The album officially goes on sale December 6th, 2010.