After revealing the title and artwork for his upcoming eight studio album, deadmau5 is back this weekend to offer up the first single from W:/2016ALBUM. The mau5trap label head debuted his latest offering, titled “4Ware,” with Pete Tong on his BBC Radio 1 show, delivering a solid effort that will have you even more excited for the forthcoming LP.
Like much of his work, deadmau5 crafts a sprawling progressive house tune over the course of eight minutes. Persistent four on the floor rhythms drive on, layered beneath filter swept arpeggios and twinkling synth melodies. Structurally, “4Ware” is among the Canadian producer’s most minimalistic material, and he allows the core progression to repeat throughout the song’s duration as drips of delay and echo form a lush atmosphere.
Speaking about the song, deadmau5 reveals that he used a Prophet 10 synthesizer on “4Ware,” stating “there’s an 80s sci-fi fantasy film vibe to some of the melodies. When you’re drawn to that instrument, you’re drawn to that kind of vibe.”
With a classic mau5 sound and some entrancing melodies, “4Ware” is a solid single that has our anticipation for the new album reaching a fever pitch.
Stay tuned for W:/2016ALBUM on December 2.