December 2 saw the release of deadmau5‘s long-awaited W:/2016ALBUM/, and in less than 24 hours his eighth studio album had already climbed to the top of the iTunes dance charts and earned number 9 overall. After months of teasing out clips for the album through various platforms in addition to debuting a few full tracks like the 80s-inspired “4ware,” widely positive reviews and general excitement coming out of his large fanbase make its success hardly a surprise.
It turns out that the Canadian legend still had a surprise up his sleeve following the release of the album – during an eight hour live stream with fans, deadmau5 announced that he’d be releasing 20 more tracks iTunes. Joel Zimmerman provided a roster of this music bank, covering a variety of newer and older tracks which he’s remastered in celebration of W:/2016ALBUM/. An official release date for the collection has yet to be finalized, but he advised in a comment in the stream’s chat portion that he’d “try and get it done fast.”
Outside of releasing new music, deadmau5 has insinuated that he has some exciting developments brewing for his “Lots of Shows in a Row” tour. A few days prior to the album’s release, Zimmerman implied that his live Cube setup would be further revamped through a sly Tweet reading,”Cube 2.1 ;).” The performer will visit a variety of dance hotspots throughout the US to kick off his tour, including LA, Chicago, and New York.
View screenshots from deadmau5’s recent livestream commentary below:
H/T: DJ mag