What better way to enter the holiday season than by listening to deadmau5's brand new album? While the Canadian DJ/producer has expressed on Twitter that he felt the LP was "rushed" and "slapped together", we think the mau5 may be too hard on himself.
W:/2016Album is Joel Zimmerman's eighth studio album and is comprised of 12 tracks that span a wide array of moods and styles. The songs take on a variety of playful titles such as "Cat Thruster" and "Three Pound Chicken Wing". We first caught a glimpse of the highly-anticipated project back in May when he released "Snowcone", his first official single in over two years.
The track strays away from what we're typically used to, holding down a simple hip-hop beat mixed with ambient layers and crisp percussion. However, Zimmerman's' follow-up reminds us of the deadmau5 we all know and love. "Let Go" feat. Grabbitz showcases cinematic strings, lush atmospheric textures and beautiful chords that are sure to bring you goosebumps.
W:/2016Album brings out the nostalgia in loyal fans with songs like "4ware" and "2448" that are built on powerful builds, emotional leads and euphoric melodies reminiscent of deadmau5's early-day hits like "Strobe" and "Some Chords". Zimmerman also doesn't shy away from experimenting on the LP, sharing tracks like "Glish" and "Whelk Then" that embrace a freeform structure with offbeat drum hits and abstract instrumentation.
Stream deadmau5's latest album below and let us know what you think! Also, check below for a list of new tour dates that will likely be paired with his epic stage setup, "Cube 2.1". Enjoy!
deadmau5 – W:/2016ALBUM | Purchase
Tour Dates | Tickets:
Dec 30, 2016 Decadence Chandler | AZ
Dec 31, 2016 Lights All NightDallas | TX
Dec 31, 2016 Lights All Night El Paso | TX
Mar 25, 2017 Estereo Picnic Bogota | Colombia
Mar 29, 2017 Hammerstein Ballroom New York | NY
Apr 7, 2017 BB&T Indoor Amphitheater Camden | NJ
Apr 8, 2017 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia | MD
Apr 10, 2017 Tsongas Arena Lowell | MA
Apr 13, 2017 The Fillmore Detroit | MI
Apr 14, 2017 The FIillmore Detroit | MI
Apr 22, 2017 WaMu Seattle | WA
Apr 24, 2017 The Fox Theater Oakland | CA
Apr 25, 2017 The Fox Theater Oakland | CA
Apr 28, 2017 The Shrine Los Angeles | CA
Apr 29, 2017 The Shrine Los Angeles | CA
May 4, 2017 Aragon Ballroom Chicago | IL
May 5, 2017 Aragon Ballroom Chicago | IL