If you’ve seen deadmau5 perform live this year, then you’ve experienced the LED mau5head flashing smiling robots and colored lights as the legendary electronic musician unveiled tracks from his upcoming album. As the raw beats and atmospheric planes of sound surrounded and possessed your very bones, you must have wondered, “when is this new album going to drop?” The answer: December 6th, 2010.
Waiting a whole month to snag 4X4=12
seems almost impossible, so for those of us who can’t wait that long, deadmau5 is sneaking out a single, “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” on October 31st. Deadmau5 also has plans to release tracks over a the next month, until we can finally get our hands on the full album.
is filled with a plethora of new tracks including collaborations with Wolfgang Gartner, Michael Woods, and U.K. DJ/Producer Chris Lake. The single, “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” features the vocalist Sofi and first premiered at the Ultra Music Festival with drummer Tommy Lee. The song was such a hit that deadmau5 has used it as his opening number since then. Concerning deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner’s piece, “Animal Rights,” on the new record, Beatport was quoted as saying that it “combines the styles of both producers and has been heavily compared to Daft Punk.”
The scheduled release dates for the new tracks are as follows and they will become available for purchase on iTunes at these times:
“Some Chords” - 11/7
“Right This Second" - 11/14
“Bad Selection” - 11/21
“Raise Your Weapon” - 11/28
On December 6th, a digital download and physical album will be available for purchase.
Check out the full track listing for 4X4=12
01 Some Chords
02 Sofi Needs a Ladder
03 City In Florida
04 Bad Selection
05 Animal Rights
06 I Said (Michael Woods Remix)
07 Cthulhu Sleeps
08 Right This Second
09 Raise Your Weapon
10 One Trick Pony
11 Everything Before