A new album from the masked producer will hit stores in December.
It's been barely a year since Deadmau5's last full-length, For Lack of a Better Name, and during that time the Canadian artist has continued his meteoric rise. In addition to churning out a half-dozen 12-inches since the beginning of 2010, he's become a fixture of festivals and big room clubs, thanks in no small part to his eye-popping live show, which The Guardian has grouped in with the likes of Daft Punk and Kraftwerk. It was his rigorous touring schedule that led to to one of the few low points in his career: a mid-concert collapse and the subsequent cancellation of nine tour dates.
4X4=12 boats 11 tracks by Deadmau5, several of which will be familiar to anyone who's followed him over the past year. "Some Chords," "I Said," "Sofi Needs a Ladder" and the Wolfgang Gartner collaboration "Animal Rights" have all been previously released on Mau5trap Recordings, while others like "Cthulu Sleeps" and "Raise Your Weapons" have been staples of his live act. Deadmau5 will support the album with a winter tour around the UK, which includes four dates with dubstep collective Magnetic Man.
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 Weapons
10. One Trick Pony
11. Everything Before
Virgin will release 4X4=12 on December 6th, 2010.
Dec 08 Deadmau5 UK Winter.., O2 Academy Bournemouth, South + East Dec 09 Deadmau5 UK Winter .., O2 Academy Underground Leeds, Leeds Dec 10 Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour 20.., TBA - Manchester, Manchester Dec 11 Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour 2010, Ricoh Arena, Midlands Dec 17 Deadmau5 UK Winter.., Braehead Arena & Waterfront, Glasgow